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Intel boosts Extreme range


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Intel has boosted its Core 2 Extreme processor lineup with new quad-core processors for desktop PCs and the first Extreme-branded laptop CPU.

The chipmaker announced on Monday that its new flagship desktop processor would be the Core 2 Extreme QX6850 ($999 or £488), which is clocked at 3.0GHz and sports a 1333MHz system bus speed. The QX6850 is being pitched particularly at game developers, as the CPU can dedicate one core to physics, the second to rendering, the third to game logic and the fourth to miscellaneous tasks.

Also announced was another quad-core processor, the Core 2 Quad Q6700 ($530; £259) — clocked at 2.66GHz and with a system bus speed of 1066MHz — and several new dual-core processors boasting the new 1333MHz bus speed.

What was a first was the announcement of the first mobile processor to bear Intel's Extreme branding, the Core 2 Extreme X7800 ($851; £416).

According to Intel, the X7800 has a 28 percent performance increase over the Core Duo T2600

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Only downfall to the higher end mobile chips is that they have a TDP of 44watts instead of the typical 35 watts. Which will result in a large loss of battery time, still I can't wait to get my hands on one of these next month when I buy my laptop. Also, for anyone who is interested, there is around a 1% performance increase between 1333FSB and 1066FSB, toms hardware has proved this, I don't expect to see any difference unless you have a 3 GPU setup, quad core and everything is working near 100%.
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Edited by james_8970, 17 July 2007 - 10:42 AM.

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Core 2 Extreme QX6850 ($999 or £488), which is clocked at 3.0GHz and sports a 1333MHz system bus speed

I WANT ONE!!!!!
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lol, I'm jumping on the Q6600 - at the end of the summer as I'm not going to be touching my computer much in augest as I'll be FARMING!....... 3000 acres. Yippie! :whistling: Can't wait to get my hands on that and a Thermaltech 120 extreme to overclock :blink:
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Edited by james_8970, 20 July 2007 - 10:21 PM.

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1% Are you joking??? :whistling:

Is that Even with the new DDR3??? running 1-to-1?

can i have the link to that review??

i was thinking of purchasing an E6750 with DDR3

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Does anyone know if the prices of the core2duos will go down much?
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If you can't wait till tomorrow here are the rough estimates.
http://www.anandtech...l...?i=3038&p=2
I don't recommend getting DDR3 right now as it has loose timing which should be greatly improved by the time christmas comes around also the price doesn't justify the small performance increase.
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