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 -|
Getting To Know Kentsfield
The Intel Core 2 Extreme quad-core processor is the ideal desktop processor for those who want an outstanding multi-media and gaming experience. Designed for gamers and PC enthusiasts who perform multiple complex tasks simultaneously, the Intel Core 2 Extreme quad-core processor provides exceptional performance for highly threaded digital media creation software and ultra realistic games.
For experienced enthusiasts, the Intel Core 2 Extreme quad-core processor bus ratio locks (overspeed protection) have been removed. This offers added technical flexibility in tuning the system?even beyond the specification limits
Intel Core 2 Extreme quad-core processors are equipped with a new Digital Thermal Sensor (DTS) that enables efficient processor and platform thermal control. Thermal sensors located within the processor measure the maximum temperature on the die at any given time. Intel Quiet System Technology, included in the Intel 975 Express Chipset family, uses the DTS to regulate the system and processor fan speeds. The acoustic benefit of temperature monitoring is that system fans spin only as fast as needed to cool the system, and slower spinning fans generate less noise.
PC users are running multiple, intense software applications simultaneously, increasing demand on hardware resources. In the office, PC usage has changed from data entry and word processing to e-Commerce, online collaboration and an ever-increasing need for continual security and virus protection. In the home, interests have shifted from low-bandwidth photos and Internet surfing to downloading and viewing high definition videos, as well as advanced photo and video editing. The Intel Core2 dual and quad-core processor was developed to meet all these demands.
Next Page - The Test System
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