Intel ships first quad-core Core 2 Extreme QX6700

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  1. sabret00the

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    Intel has begun shipping its first quad-core processor "Kentsfield" to system builders for system testing. They will be available in very limited quantities by mid November and are not (yet) bound to show a large performance jump in games, but should give you your moneys worth in multimedia applications. Kentsfield will ship with 8 MB of L2 cache and a clock speed of 2.67 GHz to keep the processor within a 110 watt power envelope - up from 65 watts of the dual-core Core 2 Duo E6700 with the identical clock speed.
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    thanks for the heads-up...gosh, i just purchased c2d a few weeks ago!! These people have gone too far..
     
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    Sykora I see right through you.

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    @jz2linkinpark :) You have to draw the line somewhere. You can't forever keep saying that you'll wait till the next one comes out. But yes, the speed of development of processing power is very high.
     
  4. gxsaurav

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    2 cores are not even used compleately in mainstream desktop market, & now we have quad core. it's good just for workstation apps
     
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    Sykora I see right through you.

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    It's very good for multitasking. But true, there aren't many programs that make proper use of multiple cores.
     
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