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Intel Core 2 Extreme

Core 2 Extreme QX6800 2.93GHz

The Intel Core 2 Extreme QX6800 2.93GHz has 4 cores that run at a clock speed of 2.9GHz.

It has an L2 cache size of 8192KB and an L1 cache size of 256KB.


Intel Core 2 Extreme QX6800 2.93GHz

Cores4More cores means more threads and therefore more processes can be run simultaneously
Speed2.93GHzClock frequency indicates processor speed, but is only reliable in comparisons between CPUs of the same family
CodenameKentsfieldThe code name given by the manufacturers
Release Date09 Apr 2007 The more recent the release, the more likely the CPU will receive up-to-date manufacturer support
TDP130WThe lower the TDP, the less power the CPU requires to run and thus the more efficient it is and the less heat it creates
L1 Cache256KBThe bigger the L1 cache, the more data can be stored for lightning CPU access to priority processes (though a bigger cache means a higher latency
L2 Cache8192KBAfter L1 cache, L2 is utilized for slower (but still very fast) data access
Lithography65nmThe smaller the lithographic technology used, the less power is required to run the CPU, and the less heat is created during intense use
CPU SocketLGA 775/ Socket TThe motherboard socket and CPU socket should match to indicate the CPU is compatible with the motherboard and will fit into it
Unlocked MultipliernoAn unlocked clock multiplier means you can adjust the multiplier for an overclocking speed boost

Core 2 Extreme QX6800 2.93GHz compatibility review

Overall, the Intel Core 2 Extreme QX6800 2.93GHz has very good performance. Its 4 cores clocked at 2.93 GHz provide swift processing speeds and allow multiple processes to be run simultaneously.

The CPU is now over 14 years old, which means it is extremely out of date and is based on very aged technologies. This processor will be dwarfed in performance by its modern counterparts, and will likely have very little support from Intel.

Created with lithographic technology sized at 65 nanometers, the Core 2 Extreme QX6800 2.93GHz is not efficient at all by modern standards, and with a Thermal Design Power of 130W, the poor efficiency of its physical build is matched by the large amount of power that is necessary to run it.

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Core 2 Extreme QX6800 2.93GHz Predicted Frames per second

Game name Frames per second
Grand Theft Auto V 51
Minecraft 135
Battlefield 3 44
Battlefield 4 63
Grand Theft Auto IV 34
The Elder Scrolls V 45
Max Payne 3 46
Far Cry 3 39
Crysis 3 36
Far Cry 4 40
Modern Warfare 3 45
Assassins Creed 4 Black Flag 26
Call of Duty: Black Ops 2 43
Assassins Creed 3 32
Call of Duty: Ghosts 51
Fifa 14 60
Dying Light 38
Assassins Creed 85
Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain 30
Bioshock Infinite 34
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