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Intel Core 2 Extreme QX9650
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Intel Core 2 Extreme QX9650

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Core 2 Extreme QX9650 Launch & Review - 45nm Yorkfield aka Penryn is here!

18 August 2008

Intel Core 2 Extreme QX9650 - Penryn Ticks Ahead

10 August 2008
  • Conclusion: It's almost a bit disheartening to see Penryn launch at only 3.0GHz, as we know the architecture is capable of so much more. Unfortunately, what it looks like we're seeing here today is an artificial slowing of Intel's roadmap in response to the competition.
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Intel Core 2 Extreme QX9650 Processor

APH Networks
1 June 2008
  • Conclusion: These readings were taken from our power monitoring chip on our motherboard. Intel SpeedStep was disabled for both processors; and if these readings were right then the QX9650, like the E7200, would be actually ridiculously power efficient at idle.
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Intel Core 2 Extreme QX9650 Overclocking

Legion Hardware
12 December 2007
  • Summary: The Intel Core 2 Extreme QX9650 certainly is an impressive piece of technology and while it might not be a killer buy at $1200 US, it has shown us exactly what the move to the 45nm process has to offer.
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Intel Core2 Extreme QX9650 3.0GHz Processor with 12MB Cache

22 November 2007
  • Excerpt: <img src="http://computer-reviews.net/files/2007/11/intel-core2-quad-core-extreme.jpg" alt="Intel Core2 Duo Extreme Quad-Core processor" /> The Intel Core2 Extreme quad-core CPU offers the best in computer performance today.
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Intel Core 2 Extreme QX9650 review: First look at Penryn

19 November 2007
  • Summary: Although the Intel Core 2 Extreme QX9650 is a seriously impressive bit of technology, it is also incredibly expensive at $1000. During the first quarter of 2008, Intel plans to release new quad-core processors that will replace the current Q6600 and Q6700.
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Intel Core 2 Extreme QX9650: it's clobberin' time!

29 October 2007
  • Conclusion: Most readers will be best-advised to wait until slower and cheaper 45nm processors are released. Clock 'em up and enjoy sky-high frequencies. Bottom line: utterly predictably, the Intel Core 2 Extreme QX9650 takes the mantle of world's greatest desktop processor - bumping the incumbent QX6850 aside...
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Expert Review

Tweak News
29 October 2007
  • Excerpt: Today marks the day where Intel launched processing and overall processing design into a new and exciting era. With the new smaller 45nm manufacturing process, Intel has perfected a quad-core processor line by removing every negative trait from the QX6850 predecessor.
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Intel Core 2 Extreme QX9650 45nm Quad Core CPU

PC Magazine
29 October 2007
  • Conclusion: The QX9650 is the first of Intel's 45nm CPUs and won't really see its full potential until more SSE4-enabled applications arrive on the scene. Still, it offers excellent performance, albeit at a steep price.
  • Pros: Larger L2 cache. Good overclocking potential. SSE4 instructions and architectural improvements.
  • Cons: Performance gains limited over current generation CPUs in current apps. Expensive.
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Intel Core 2 Extreme QX9650 Yorkfield Processor Review

PC Perspective
29 October 2007
  • Excerpt: The introduction of the new Penryn core enhancements to Intel's desktop product line up is known as Yorkfield. That core designation has existed for some time and most PC enthusiasts have been looking forward the updates in performance, features and power consumption that Intel's move from 65nm to...
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