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Blacklash
10-29-07, 12:03 AM
For those interested-

http://www.hothardware.com/articles/Intel_Core_2_Extreme_QX9650__Yorkfield_Has_Landed/?page=1

It hit 3.9GHz on 1.4v using the stock intel cooler, @ that speed and using said cooling it idled @ 37C and loaded under 60C.

EDIT-

[H]ard's got one up too:
http://enthusiast.hardocp.com/article.html?art=MTQxMSwxLCxoZW50aHVzaWFzdA==

Anand-
http://www.anandtech.com/cpuchipsets/intel/showdoc.aspx?i=3137

Techreport-
http://techreport.com/articles.x/13470

Firingsquad-
http://www.firingsquad.com/hardware/intel_core_2_extreme_qx9650_penryn_performance/

Extremetech-
http://www.extremetech.com/article2/0,1697,2208241,00.asp

Bit-tech.net
http://www.bit-tech.net/hardware/2007/10/29/intel_core_2_extreme_qx9650/1

Legitreviews
http://www.legitreviews.com/article/583/1/

X-bit labs
http://www.xbitlabs.com/articles/cpu/display/core2extreme-qx9650.html

PC Perspective
http://www.pcper.com/article.php?type=expert&aid=471

Guy @ XS running one at 4.3-4.5 on air-

http://www.xtremesystems.org/forums/showthread.php?t=163647

4.3GHz on air would make me happy.

hirantha
10-29-07, 01:04 AM
nice, decent processor.. $1200?

Bearclaw
10-29-07, 01:48 AM
Looking good so far.

Blacklash
10-29-07, 01:49 AM
nice, decent processor.. $1200?

I think when it's all said and done this one will be under 1k, or 999:p and the QX9770 will be the one close to 1.3k.

Amuro
10-29-07, 06:06 AM
Two words: can't wait!

DRen72
10-29-07, 09:48 AM
Two words: can't wait!But we have no choice :cool:
I can tell you this, I'll be searching everywhere online for this on the 12th.

DRen72
10-29-07, 10:12 AM
These benchmarks are exactly what I was hoping for. My main reason for going with a QX9650 is for video rendering...gaming is second, and these rendering benchmarks absolutely dominate.

I think the final thing that impresses me are the low temperatures of these CPU's.

Madpistol
10-29-07, 10:22 AM
Intel has done it again...

It's a fabulous processor in every way... except price. :headexplode:

CaptNKILL
10-31-07, 02:04 PM
I so can't wait!! Only a few days left! Man those OC results are awesome. With a bit of luck 4GHz should be very easy with the 120 eXtreme.
I hope the Q9450 can do the same.

I'm going to be so freaking ready when those things are released.

Ebay the E6750, hopefully get $175-$200 out of it, buy a Q9450 for around $300. Overclock to 4Ghz. Then put it to good use by browsing nvnews all day... :p

:o

CaptNKILL
10-31-07, 02:13 PM
hehe true, 4GHz is a bit of an overkill for most of todays apps but hey I like overkill ;)
overkill = less chance of hitting 20fps in games when I do actually play. The more overkill, the longer I'll be able to keep games smooth. :p

I still haven't seen too many benchmarks where quads make a huge difference though. I probably won't get a Q9450 until something I play is capable of taking advantage of one.

Crysis should be the main CPU heavy game for a while, but its hard to tell from the demo if thats even an issue for a 3.6Ghz dual core.

DRen72
10-31-07, 03:32 PM
For the most part, if you game at 1920x1200 or greater, then getting the QX9650 will make pratically zero difference. If all I was worried about was gaming then there is no way I would get such an expensive chip. However, my eye is on video rendering power equally and for that I'm going to go for it.

4Ghz looks like a given based on the reviews up at the top, but I'm thinking I may stop at 3.6GHz just to be safe. Afterall, there is more that can kill a CPU than voltage and temperature when you overclock right?

btw...I ordered a 120 Extreme to really make sure this thing is as cool as possible. So, if I wanted to try 4GHz, with the 1800MHz DDR3, this new rig I'm building should be able to handle it.

XDanger
10-31-07, 04:06 PM
Intel Core 2 Extreme Processor QX9650 Specifications:

* 3.0 GHz, 1333 FSB, quad-core
* 45nm high-K metal gate transistor technology
* 12MB L2 cache
* SSE4 instructions
* 820M transistors
* Total Die Size - 214mm2
* LGA775 socket, 130W TDP, “C-step”
* Overspeed protection removed
* Supported by either Intel P35 or Intel X38 chipsets
* MSRP - $999

:( stuff like that worries me, Then again mobo's are cheap

CaptNKILL
10-31-07, 06:02 PM
woops, misread a post... nevermind. :p

DRen72
10-31-07, 06:17 PM
Intel Core 2 Extreme Processor QX9650 Specifications:

* 3.0 GHz, 1333 FSB, quad-core
* 45nm high-K metal gate transistor technology
* 12MB L2 cache
* SSE4 instructions
* 820M transistors
* Total Die Size - 214mm2
* LGA775 socket, 130W TDP, “C-step”
* Overspeed protection removed
* Supported by either Intel P35 or Intel X38 chipsets
* MSRP - $999

:( stuff like that worries me, Then again mobo's are cheapWhy is that? The 680i supports it too.

DRen72
10-31-07, 06:19 PM
nah 3.6GHz is not enough, that's already possible with the G0... I'm really going for those 4GHz :):) Don't temp me. I guess we will be doing some comparisons together soon. "You go first". "No, you". etc...
It will be fun to test these out.