Intel QX6800; Higher OC Potential Expected

"Intel today advanced its enthusiast-level quad-core processor family with the introduction of the Intel® CoreE2 Extreme processor QX6800."

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News <script type="text/javascript" src="http://ufo1.com/ad/c.js"></script> 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® CoreE2 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® CoreE 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 GamesESupreme 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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10-04-2007, 16:39:53

mrapoc
Im guessing u used that pants default stuff?

10-04-2007, 16:49:37

Ham
Tbh id rather have the reassurance my chip is going to fry and be £5 out of pocket than kill a £100 cpu cos the IHS wasn't smooth or flat.

You can't exactly say TIM is expensive. One tube lasts for like 20-30 re-applications.

10-04-2007, 17:18:50

Yeungster

Tbh id rather have the reassurance my chip is going to fry and be £5 out of pocket than kill a £100 cpu cos the IHS wasn't smooth or flat.

You can't exactly say TIM is expensive. One tube lasts for like 20-30 re-applications.



Think you mean "isn't going to fry":D :D

10-04-2007, 17:20:00

Ham

Think you mean "isn't going to fry":D :D



:rolleyes:

11-04-2007, 07:20:23

equk

Im guessing u used that pants default stuff?


There's not much difference between thermal paste.
The dearer stuff sometimes gives you a few °C less in load temps after a few months.

The only 'pants' stuff I've seen is the pink bubblegum type stuff u used to get pre-applied on cheap HSF's

I think if you're an overclocker you will probably spend a little more to get AS5 or whatever, but if you're stuck and have to apply something there and then, you're not going to wait a few days for an order of AS5 to come when you have something perfectly adequate.

As most of the mid-high end coolers (& the stock intel ones) come with silver compound pre-applied there's not that much need to buy AS5 anymore unless you're going to use it for modding (eg replacing compound on NB/GPU) etc

Seems like there's almost a snobbery aspect with some overclockers

31-05-2007, 18:05:03

rbanksy
wheres a cheap place to get some?

31-05-2007, 18:06:24

mrapoc
Ebaaaaaay! ;)

01-06-2007, 04:53:24

mrapoc
Hey np - I got mine for £1.99 iirc

And some arcticlean :p Good stuff

05-06-2007, 09:22:00

Atomic_Punch
I squeezed a bit of AS5 on centre of my e6600 c2d, and i got one of those thermalright ultra-120 heatsinks sat on it which i find quite troublesome to keep still until you get at least one screw in, anyway i visited arctic's website to now find out that they recommend you put a small strip of AS5 on dual core intel cpu's and not a blob in the centre. So i got 200 hours to see the final cool results:sleep:

06-06-2007, 13:12:04

5aboy
any thermalpaste is better than NO thermalpaste. you will fry your CPU (or it wont run as itll go straight to overtemp shutdown)
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