Legit Processor Reviews
Intel Core 2 Extreme QX6700 Processor Review
|Product:||Intel Core 2 Extreme Processor QX6700 'Kentsfield'|
|Date:||Wed, Nov 01, 2006 - 11:00 AM|
|Written By:||Nathan Kirsch -|
A Brief Look At Temps
Our press kit didn't include the retail HSF, but we didn't want to publish an article on Quad-Core without some temperatures. We used a heat sink that Intel sent out and ran the fan on it at 100%. Let's just say running this fan at 100% isn't something you want to do all the time, but we figured it would keep the numbers fair.
Using the Intel D975XBX2 'Bad Axe 2' motherboard we ran the Intel Core 2 Extreme Processor X6800 and the Core 2 Extreme Processor QX6700 to see how the additional core impact performance. To get the load temperatures we ran four instances of Super Pi and set the affinity for each run in Windows for the cores required for each to be at full load. Since each processor has a different number of cores we added up the temperatures and divided by the number of cores present to get a single number.
At idle the X6800 and the QX6700 both were close to being the same.
At stock frequencies and voltages we observed the that the QX6700 was roughly 7C warmer than the X6800 when under 100% load. Not too bad, but if one of these $999 processors is in your future we highly suggest water cooling!
Next Page - Overclocking The Intel QX6700 Kentsfield CPU
Page 1 - Quad-Core Processors Arrive
Page 2 - Intel Core 2 Extreme QX6700 Features
Page 3 - Getting To Know Kentsfield
Page 4 - The Test System
Page 5 - Sisoft; Sandra 2007
Page 6 - World Bench 5 Testing
Page 7 - WorldBench 5 Continued
Page 8 - WorldBench 5 Continued Again
Page 9 - POV-Ray 3.7 Beta 13a
Page 10 - POV-Ray Real-Time Raytracing
Page 11 - Super Pi and ScienceMark 2.0
Page 12 - CineBench 2003
Page 13 - WinRar v3.61
Page 14 - Futuremark 3DMark06
Page 15 - Comanche 4 and Quake 4
Page 16 - F.E.A.R.
Page 17 - Power Consumption
Page 18 - A Brief Look At Temps
Page 19 - Overclocking The Intel QX6700 Kentsfield CPU
Page 20 - Final Thoughts and Conclusions