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Intel Core 2 Extreme QX6850 Processor Review

Author: Ryan Shrout
Subject: Processors
Manufacturer: Intel
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System Setup and Benchmarks

Our testing setup involved a move to the new Intel P35 chipset -- the first Intel chipset with official 1333 MHz front-side bus support.  I used the new Gigabyte P35-DQ6 motherboard with which we have had great overclocking success. 


































Intel Core 2 Test System Setup


CPU


Intel Core 2 Extreme QX6850 @ 3.0 GHz / 1333 FSB
Intel Core 2 Duo E6750 @ 2.66 GHz / 1333 FSB
Intel Core 2 Extreme QX6700 @ 2.66 GHz
Intel Core 2 Duo E6700 @ 2.66 GHz
Intel Core 2 Extreme X6800 @ 2.93 GHz


Motherboards


Gigabyte P35-DQ6


Memory 


Corsair TWIN2X2048-6400C4


Hard Drive


Western Digital Raptor 150 GB - Review


Sound Card


Sound Blaster Audigy 2 Value


Video Card


ATI X1900 XTX


Video Drivers


Catalyst 7.5


DirectX Version


DX 10


Operating System


Windows Vista Ultimate 64-bit


































AMD Test System Setup


CPU


AMD Athlon FX-62 AM2


Motherboards


NVIDIA nForce 590 SLI


Memory 


Corsair TWIN2X2048-6400C4


Hard Drive


Western Digital Raptor 150 GB - Review


Sound Card


Sound Blaster Audigy 2 Value


Video Card


ATI X1900 XTX


Video Drivers


Catalyst 7.5


DirectX Version


DX10


Operating System


Windows Vista Ultimate 64-bit


Benchmarks:



  • SiSoft Sandra XI

  • 3DMark06

  • PCMark05

  • CineBench 9.5

  • WinRAR 3.7 Beta 8

  • Windows Media Encoder x64

  • LAME MT 3.97a MP3 encoder

  • POV Ray 3.7 Beta 20b

  • Valve Source VRAD map build benchmark

  • Valve Source particle benchmark
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