Intel Core 2 Extreme QX6800 Processor
Hot on the heals of the holiday weekend, Intel is launching a new flagship quad-core processor targeted at hardcore power users and PC enthusiasts. As its name implies, the new Core 2 Extreme QX6800 has frequency parity with its dual-core counterpart, the Core 2 Extreme X6800 – sans the “Q”. At 2.93GHz this makes the Core 2 Extreme QX6800 Intel’s highest clocked quad-core desktop processor to date.
Other than its higher frequency though, the Core 2 Extreme QX6800 doesn’t differ from Intel’s previous high-end quad-core processor, the 2.66GHz Core 2 Extreme QX6700, in any way. But what the QX6800’s higher core frequency offers is an answer to any performance advantage the higher clocked X6800 had when running single-threaded applications.