Intel Quad-Core Core 2 Extreme QX6700 Performance Preview


During this IDF Fall 2006 we had the chance to benchmark the first Intel quad-core CPU for desktops, Core 2 Extreme QX6700 (codenamed Kentsfield) – which will be released only in November –, and compare its performance against a Core 2 Extreme X6800, today’s fastest CPU available. Let’s take a look!

We have already explained the technical details of the forthcoming Core 2 Extreme QX6700 on our Intel Quad-Core CPU Overview and Roadmap article. Basically, it will feature a 8 MB L2 memory cache (2x 4 MB), will run with a 1,066 MHz front side bus and will have its clock multiplier unlocked.

Below you will find some screenshots of the system with the Core 2 Extreme QX6700 installed.

Core 2 Extreme QX6700Figure 1: How Windows recognizes Core 2 Extreme QX6700.

Core 2 Extreme QX6700 Figure 2: Windows correctly recognizes Core 2 Extreme QX6700 as four CPUs.

Core 2 Extreme QX6700 Figure 3: Four CPUs available on task manager.

Core 2 Extreme QX6700 Figure 4: All Core 2 Extreme QX6700 specs on CPU-Z.

Core 2 Extreme QX6700 Figure 5: Details of Core 2 Extreme QX6700 caches.

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Author: Gabriel Torres

Gabriel Torres is a Brazilian best-selling ICT expert, with 24 books published. He started his online career in 1996, when he launched Clube do Hardware, which is one of the oldest and largest websites about technology in Brazil. He created Hardware Secrets in 1999 to expand his knowledge outside his home country.

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