Intel Core 2 Extreme X6800
Released June, 2006
The Pros:Faster and more stable than the AMD CPUs released at around the same time. Reliable build quality ensures you'll never have to deal with a faulty unit. Plenty of processing speed for gaming enthusiasts.
The Cons:Warms up quickly and gets very hot. Prone to overheating and shut-down if the case isn't aggressively cooled. Many motherboards can't run this chip even though they can run others in the same series.
The Intel Core 2 Extreme X6800 is a 65nm, dual-core ‘Conroe XE’ microprocessor released in June of 2006 and designed to replace the dual-core Pentium Extreme Edition processors. Comparable to the weaker Core 2 Duo models, the Extreme X6800 boasts a superior 2.93GHz core speed and an enhanced unlocked multiplier, but maintains 4MB of shared L2 cache.
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The X6800’s unlocked multiplier allows users to set the clock rate higher than the shipping frequency without modifying the FSB, unlike the ‘download unlocked only’ Core 2 Duo models. Additional features of the Intel Core 2 Extreme X6800 include Intel Virtualization Technology, Enhanced Intel SpeedStep Technology, and Intel 64.
- ”Conroe XE”
- Dual-Core Microprocessor
- Enhanced Intel SpeedStep Technology
- Execute Disable Bit
- Intel 64 Architecture
- Intel Virtualization Technology
- Processor Number: X6800
- L2 Cache: 4MB
- Clock Speed: 2.93GHz
- Lithography: 65nm
User Reviews (1)
faster and more stable than the AMD CPUs released at around the same time
reliable build quality ensures you'll never have to deal with a faulty unit
plenty of processing speed for gaming enthusiasts
warms up quickly and gets very hot
prone to overheating and shut-down if the case isn't aggressively cooled
many motherboards can't run this chip even though they can run others in the same series
has been replaced with lower cost lower powered chips that work faster
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