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Core 2 Extreme QX6850 Review


How We Tested

During our benchmarking sessions, we used the configuration listed below. Between our benchmarking sessions the only variable was the CPU being tested.
Hardware Configuration

  • Motherboard: MSI P35 Platinum (1.0 BIOS)

  • Memory: 2 GB DDR2-1066/PC2-8500 with 5-5-5-15 timings, two Patriot PDC21G8500ELK modules (512 MB each) and two Corsair CM2X512-8500C5 modules (512 MB each).

  • Hard Disk Drive: Samsung HD080HJ (SATA-300, 7,200 rpm, 8 MB buffer).

  • Video Card: MSI factory-overclocked GeForce 8800 GTS 320 MB (NX8800GTS-T2D320E-HD OC).

  • Video resolution: [email protected]

  • Power Supply: Antec Neo HE 550.

Software Configuration

  • Windows XP Professional installed using NTFS

  • Service Pack 2

  • DirectX 9.0c

Driver Versions

  • NVIDIA video driver version: 158.22

  • Intel Inf chipset driver version:

  • Audio driver version: Realtek R1.62

  • LAN driver version: Realtek 5.664.205.2007

Used Software

We adopted a 3% error margin; thus, differences below 3% cannot be considered relevant. In other words, products with a performance difference below 3% should be considered as having similar performance.