Intel QX6800; Higher OC Potential Expected

News Posted 10/04/07
Author: PV5150
Source: VR-Zone

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Performance enthusiasts rejoice! Intel has today advanced its enthusiast-level quad-core processor family with the introduction of the Intel® CoreE2 Extreme processor QX6800.

QX6800 is produced on Intel’s industry-leading 65 nanometer process, key to enabling the large 8 megabyte cache. A 1066 MHz system bus is supported and the processor is available now at a cost of $1,199.

Running at 2.93 GHz—the fastest clock speed yet reached with the Intel® CoreE microarchitecture for the quad-core desktop–this addition to Intel’s innovative processor family sets new standards for desktop PC performance.

Some of the most exciting titles of the year such as Crytek’s Crysis*, Gas Powered GamesESupreme Commander*, and Flagship’s Hellgate London* have undergone substantial joint engineering efforts with Intel to use more than two processing threads to their advantage.

According to the source, we can expect even greater overclocked speeds than its predecessor.

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