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Intel Core 2 Extreme QX9770


$1,399.00 Released January, 2008

Product Shot 1 The Pros:Fast processing even before overclocking. Multiplier is unlocked to enable easy overclocking. Can be set as high as 4.5Ghz when using a liquid cooling system.

The Cons:Much higher price than most CPUs. Fits an older socket design that has since been replaced. Outperformed by cheaper i5 and i7 processors.

The Intel Core 2 Extreme QX9770 is one of Intel's new generation of quad core processors that is energy efficient and powerful. The QX9770 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 3.2 GHz, and a front side bus of 1600MHz.

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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 136W. For the full report, refer to Intel Core 2 Extreme.

Features

  • Core Clock Speed: 3.20GHz
  • L2-cache: 2 x 6144KB
  • Front Side Bus: 1600MHz
  • Thermal Design Power: 136W
  • Socket: LGA 775
  • Release Date: Q1, 2008
  • Price: $1399

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    fast processing even before overclocking

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    multiplier is unlocked to enable easy overclocking

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    can be set as high as 4.5Ghz when using a liquid cooling system

Cons
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    much higher price than most CPUs

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    fits an older socket design that has since been replaced

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    outperformed by cheaper i5 and i7 processors

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    produces a lot of heat, need to ensure a superior cooling system is in place

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