Intel Core 2 Extreme QX9770
Released January, 2008
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.
- 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
User Reviews (1)
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
much higher price than most CPUs
fits an older socket design that has since been replaced
outperformed by cheaper i5 and i7 processors
produces a lot of heat, need to ensure a superior cooling system is in place
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