Intel Core 2 Extreme QX9650 processor review -
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This is where we dive into the photo-shoot, and show you a couple of mug-shots of the Penryn. From there on we'll start testing the processor and compare it with processors like Intel Core 2 Extreme QX6850 and Intel Core 2 Quad Q6600.
Let the festivities begin.
Here we have the new Core 2 Extreme QX9650 Quad-Core Processor processor being used today. This model runs on a 1333 MHz front side bus. It'll bring you an amount performance that is unprecedented.
Indeed, the new 45nm processors are still using Socket 775. That doesn't mean you can use 45nm Penryn products in any Socket 775 mainboard though.
Be sure to check with your mainboard manufacturer. If supported at the very least you'll need a BIOS upgrade.
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Intel Core 2 Extreme QX9650 processor review
See, a Core 2 Extreme X6800 is pretty much the fastest desktop processor in the world, yet adding two more cores gives you the absolute best of both worlds. Get the highest stock clock speed Intel offers for the best performance in lightly multithreaded (or single threaded) applications, and a total of four cores for those heavy multitasking or CPU intensive multithreaded scenarios. Really, you can't lose there now can you ?