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Intel Core 2 Extreme QX9650


$999.00 Released November, 2007

Product Shot 1 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 Has been replaced by lower cost, much faster processors.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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Product Shot 2 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.

Features

  • 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

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    overclocks well, can be boosted to very high speeds

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    doesn't generate much heat even when overclocked

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    supplied fan is generally adequate for most situations

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    installation and setup are extremely simple, only takes a couple of minutes

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    originally priced very high, difficult for the average user to afford

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    has been replaced by lower cost, much faster processors

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    draws a lot of power during normal operation

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