Ryan’s review is at the top of the page, give it a read and join in on the forum discussion!
“YOU’VE GOTTA LIKE Intel’s Core 2 Duo processors. After struggling mightily with performance and power consumption problems in the latter-day Pentiums, Intel came roaring back with the Core 2 Duo, producing a chip that goes like stink without spinning the electric meter into a frenzy. Since it offers a better combination of processing power, energy efficiency, and overclocking headroom than the Athlon 64, the Core 2 Duo has quickly become an enthusiast favorite, capturing prominent spots in our system guide recommendations and prompting a new round of upgrades for many folks.
Now comes the CPU de grace, a processor that takes advantage of the Core 2 Duo’s modest heat output by cramming two of those chips together into a single socket, a product Intel can plausibly claim is the world’s first quad-core CPU. The Core 2 Extreme QX6700 isn’t exactly cheap and doesn’t run especially cool, but it will turn your spare bedroom into the computing equivalent of a government astrophysics lab and make the neighbors terribly jealous–provided your neighbors are total geeks.
What hath Intel wrought with this quad-core beast? Do four CPU cores make sense in a desktop PC, and what sort of applications can really take advantage of such power? Let’s have a look.”
Here are some more Processor articles from around the web:
- Intel Core 2 Extreme QX6700 @ HotHardware
- Double Double: Intel Core 2 Extreme QX6700 @ ExtremeTech
- Intel’s Core 2 Extreme QX6700: The Multi-core Era Begins @ AnandTech
- Intel Core 2 Extreme QX6700 Quad-Core Processor Pictorial Review @ TechARP
- Intel QX6700 Extreme Quad Core @ motherboards.org
- Intel Core 2 Extreme QX6700 and Core 2 Quad Q6600 Processors: Quad-Core CPUs Gone Real @ X-bit Labs
- Intel Core 2 Extreme QX6700 review @ NordicHardware
- Intel Core 2 Extreme QX6700 Processor Review @ Legit Reviews
- Intel Core 2 Extreme QX6700 review: Quad Core is here @ Techspot
- Kentsfield Quad Core QX6700 Full Review with Overclocked Result Sets @ 6 speeds @ Neoseeker
- Intel Core 2 Duo Extreme Quad – Core Reviewed @ Bootdaily
- Intel Core 2 Quad Extreme QX6700 Kentsfield @ hardCOREware
- Intel’s Core 2 Quad Extreme Edition QX6700 @ LostCircuits
- Intel Core 2 Extreme QX6700 Overclocking Performance @ Legion Hardware
- Intel’s Core 2 Quad CPUs @ HEXUS
- Intel Core 2 Quad – Kentsfield arrives with Four Cores @ Tweaktown
- Intel Core 2 Extreme Quad Core QX6700 Preview @ [H]ard|OCP