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.