The much awaited quad core offering from Intel called as the Core 2 Quad (Kentsfield core) is officially released by Intel. Core 2 Quad QX6700 is now Intel’s new flagship model which would set you back by USD $9,99 (INR 45,000). The Core 2 Quad clocks at 2.67 GHz with a 1066 MHz front-side bus and is basically a pair of Conroe dual core chips combined into one package with each chip carrying its own 4MB L2 cache making the total to 8MB. Intel plans to launch a little lower priced kentsfield by Jan 2007 called the Q6600 which is nothing but two Core 2 Duo E6600 combined into one die, but this is expected to cost around USD $851 (INR 38,422).
Below you can find some illustrations of Intel Core 2 Quad QX6700 (Kentsfield core).
New Intel Core 2 Quad Logo
Core 2 Quad QX6700 Features
Image Courtesy: overclockers.com
Core 2 Quad Exposed
Now that multi core era has begun you would definitely love to read the reviews of Intel Core 2 Quad QX6700 and the upcoming Q6600. You can find lot of reviews for Kentsfield in the internet; I have handpicked few of them which I really considered was worth reading.
- AnandTech Review of Intel Core 2 Quad QX6700
- Tom’s Hardware Review of Intel Core 2 Quad QX6700
- Xbit Labs Review of Intel Core 2 Quad QX6700
- Overclockers Review of Intel Core 2 Quad QX6700
- Techspot Review of Intel Core 2 Quad QX6700
- Hexus.net Review of Intel Core 2 Quad QX6700
- Hardcoreware.net Review of Intel Core 2 Quad QX6700
Though the multi core era has begun but there are very few applications that take real advantage of multi core processors, so even though if you get a quad core processor right now you won’t see any much of a difference at this point of time. If money is not a problem for you then definitely you can buy this as the future of computing is multi core processors so your investment right now won’t go a waste. Let’s welcome multicore computing.
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