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Intel Core 2 Extreme QX6800

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Intel's Core 2 Extreme QX6800 processor

9 April 2007
  • Summary: You may have gathered that the Core 2 Extreme QX6800 is the fastest desktop processor that money can buy. No nuance is required to discuss this one. The QX6800 nearly swept our entire benchmark suite, and in many cases, it crushed its main rival, the Athlon 64 FX-74. As one test result showed us, Intel's new top quad-core processor achieves nearly 15 times the performance of a 1GHz Pentium III.
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Intel Core 2 Extreme QX6800: The Fastest Desktop CPU, now with more cores

9 April 2007
  • Conclusion: The performance crown continues to undeniably belong to Intel, the QX6800 simply gives you the option of having four cores at the performance leading clock speed. The price is obviously quite steep, and those who are not opposed to overclocking would be better off buying a Q6600 and simply overclocking it to QX6800 speeds.
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Intel Core 2 Extreme QX6800

8 April 2007
  • Excerpt: Hot on the heals of the holiday weekend, Intel is launching a new flagship quad-core processor targeted at hardcore power users and PC enthusiasts. As its name implies, the new Core 2 Extreme QX6800 has frequency parity with its dual-core counterpart, the Core 2 Extreme X6800 - sans the "Q". At 2.93GHz this makes the Core 2 Extreme QX6800 Intel's highest clocked quad-core desktop processor to date.
  • Pros: Great Performance, Fastest Desktop CPU to Date, Manageable Power and Thermal Requirements, Overclocking Headroom
  • Cons: Expensive!, Shared FSB
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Good Gear Guide.au
14 May 2007
  • Summary: With a default speed of 2.93GHz, this is currently the fastest desktop quad-core CPU on the market. At its default speed, the QX6800 didn't perform much faster than the QX6700, but we were able to overclock it reliably up to 3.47GHz, where we observed much better gains in performance. It's definitely a high-end CPU for a professional, a gamer or an enthusiast user, and it has a high-end price tag to match.
  • Pros: Was reliable when overclocked to 3.47GHz, Works in all current 965 chipset-based motherboards
  • Cons: Not much of a speed improvement over the QX6700
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Intel Core 2 Extreme QX6800

Hardware Upgrade
17 April 2007
  • Excerpt: Frequenza di clock di 2,93 GHz per la nuova versione di processore Core 2 Extreme di Intel, dotata di architettura quad core e in grado di vincere ogni benchmark prestazionale. Lo scenario tuttavia è mutato radicalmente, con i prezzi dei processori e non più la loro architettura a rappresentare la vera...
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Dinox PC
13 April 2007
  • Excerpt: Tavola dei contenuti 1 - Introduzione 2 - Primi test sintetici 3 - Cache e memoria 4 - Calcolo intensivo e Rendering 5 - Multimedia 6 - 3D Test 7 - Altri test 8 - Multithreading 9 - Conclusioni Pagina 1 -  Introduzione Intel sta procedendo come un  treno sulla sua strada presentando nuovi processori che, quantomeno sulla carta, sono in grado di offrire prestazioni sempre maggiori.
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