Intel today advanced its enthusiast-level quad-core processor family with the
introduction of the Intel® Core™ 2 Extreme processor QX6800. Here are some of
the key messages from the press releases :

· 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™
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’ Supreme Commander*, and Flagship’s Hellgate London* have
undergone substantial joint engineering efforts with Intel to use more than two
processing threads to their advantage

We also heard that boxed QX6800 will be available to Channel Systems
Integrators and over 35 of them will be selling systems based on this processor.
We can expect even greater overclocked speeds from this part over the
predecessor. Although Intel is launching this processor with thermal specs based
on liquid cooling but air cooling is still possible as long as it meets the
thermal specifications defined by Intel.

Intel today advanced its enthusiast-level quad-core processor family with the
introduction of the Intel® CoreE2 Extreme processor QX6800. Here are some of
the key messages from the press releases :

· 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

We also heard that boxed QX6800 will be available to Channel Systems
Integrators and over 35 of them will be selling systems based on this processor.
We can expect even greater overclocked speeds from this part over the
predecessor. Although Intel is launching this processor with thermal specs based
on liquid cooling but air cooling is still possible as long as it meets the
thermal specifications defined by Intel.