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Intel Core 2 Extreme QX9650

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Overall 8
8.0

Expert Review

ComputerShopper
29 October 2007
  • Excerpt: If you're looking for top speed, the QX9650 is unmatched, but you'll need to have programs that can use it to its full potential.
  • Pros: Fastest consumer CPU yet, Runs cool, SSE4 instruction set can dramatically speed apps that support it
  • Cons: Expensive, Few apps support four cores (and even fewer support SSE4)
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Overall 8
8.0

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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Overall 7
6.7
Performance 10
10

Intel Core 2 Extreme QX9650

PC Authority
6 October 2008
  • Summary: This first of a new generation is only a little faster than the old, but its potential is clearly huge
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Overall 8
8.0

Expert Review

Good Gear Guide.au
9 July 2008
  • Summary: As usual there's a hefty price on this right now, but the new transistor technology and larger cache seem to have given this CPU a nice boost over its predecessor. If you want the extra speed and would also like to do some overclocking it's worth considering.
  • Pros: 45-nanometre transistors, overclockable, new SSE4 instruction set
  • Cons: Current motherboard's may need a BIOS upgrade before this CPU will work
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