IMG 9485 Intel Core 2 Extreme QX9650 Review   45nm Era Begins

IMG 9913 Intel Core 2 Extreme QX9650 Review   45nm Era Begins

Hardware Setup

  • Intel Core 2 Extreme QX9650 (3GHz, 333MHzx9)
  • Intel Core 2 Extreme QX6850 (3GHz, 333MHzx9)
  • Intel Core 2 Duo E6850 (3GHz, 333MHzx9)
  • Gigabyte GA-X38-DQ6 – Intel X38 Chipset
  • 2 x 1GB GSkill PC8000 DDR2 Memories
  • Sparkle GeForce 8800 GT (Core/Shader/Mem : 675 /1728/900Mhz)
  • Verudium Power Proxima 550W
  • Seagate 7200.10 400GB
  • Windows Vista SP1 Beta (Build 2175)
  • Nvidia Forceware 169.01

Overclocking Setup

  • ASUS P5E3 Deluxe Wifi-AP/N – Intel X38 Chipset
  • Corsair Dominator PC3-1800C7D 2GB Kit (1333Mhz, 7-7-7-20)

Benchmark Settings

  • Crysis Demo : 1280×1024, Low Quality, CPU Benchmark.bat
  • UT3 Demo : 1280×1024, Low Quality, DM-Shangrila Flyby
  • ET Quake Wars v1.1 : 1280×1024, Low Quality, Custom Timedemo
  • Lost Planet Extreme Condition : 1280×768, Low Quality, Cave
  • CineBench R10 : Multi-CPU Rendering
  • POVRay 3.7 : Chess2.pov
  • WinRAR 3.7 : Benchmark Test
  • VirtualDub 1.7.6 w/ DivX 6.7
  • DivX Converter 6.5
  • MainConcept H.264 Encoder

It will be very interesting to check out all how all the 3GHz/FSB1333
processors fare in the benchmarks. Lets see how the 4MB, 8MB and 12MB L2 cache
processors perform and see how the micro-architecture enhancements on
the Yorkfield will aid it in the real world benchmarks.