Summary: So, we've seen an awful lot of interesting performance data, but it all boils down to this: the Core 2 Extreme QX6850 doesn't change much. The QX6800 was the fastest desktop processor before it, and the QX6850 brings slightly higher performance in the same power envelope.
Conclusion: With its quad processing cores running at 3.0GHz, the Core 2 Extreme QX6850 is the fastest processor we’ve tested. In general the 1333MHz FSB in particular buys the QX6850 an additional 3-5% in performance in games.
Excerpt: Just a couple of weeks ago I first reviewed and tested the new 1333 MHz front-side bus Intel Core 2 processors; it was in the form of the Core 2 Duo E6750 CPU . When that review was posted Intel had not yet officially unveiled or announced the part but instead they allowed us to give a brief...
Excerpt: Although the Core 2 Duo remained the best value choice for most desktop users, the technological achievement was nonetheless there as AMD had - and in a way still is - without a proper answer.
Intel Core 2 Extreme QX6850 and Massive Price Cuts
16 July 2007
Conclusion: Despite theoretical showings on paper, the 1333MHz FSB appears to do very little for performance even when feeding four of Intel's fastest cores. The Core 2 Extreme QX6850's performance is nothing to scoff at, but given its price tag we'd strongly recommend one of the cheaper quad-core offerings.
Excerpt: To boil it down, this processor will blow you mind if you ever personally witness it ripping through data and information like an F5 tornado through a Oklahoma trailer park. It is equally as awe-inspiring and you might just lose your house paying for it.
Conclusion: Earlier this month, AMD had finally made announcements on the projected retail availability of its next generation native quad-core processors and as far as AMD officials are concerned, they expect revenue shipping parts by end of August 2007 while AMD platform partners are expected to ship their...