Intel Core 2 Extreme QX9650
Released November, 2007
The Pros:Overclocks well, can be boosted to very high speeds. Doesn't generate much heat even when overclocked. Supplied fan is generally adequate for most situations.
The Cons:Originally priced very high, difficult for the average user to afford. Has been replaced by lower cost, much faster processors. Draws a lot of power during normal operation.
The Intel Core 2 Extreme QX9650 is one of Intel's new generation of quad core processors that is energy efficient and powerful. The QX9650 codenamed "Yorkfield XE", features two 6 MB of L2 cache which gives a total of 12 MB of L2 cache, a core clock speed of 3.00 GHz, and a front side bus of 1333MHz.
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The CPU is manufactured on a 45nm die and contains 4 processor cores. Designed to deliver a high power efficiency, it has a Thermal Design Power of 130W. For the full report, refer to Intel Core 2 Extreme.
- Core Clock Speed: 3.00GHz
- L2-cache: 2 x 6144KB
- Front Side Bus: 1333MHz
- Thermal Design Power: 130W
- Socket: LGA 775
- Release Date: November 11, 2007
- Price: $999
User Reviews (1)
overclocks well, can be boosted to very high speeds
doesn't generate much heat even when overclocked
supplied fan is generally adequate for most situations
installation and setup are extremely simple, only takes a couple of minutes
originally priced very high, difficult for the average user to afford
has been replaced by lower cost, much faster processors
draws a lot of power during normal operation
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