Sunday, April 15th 2007

Intel Plans to Release C2E QX6850 Processors

Intel plans to further strengthen its leadership by releasing 1333MHz FSB Kentsfield Quad-Core processors. The new Intel Core 2 Extreme QX6850 processor will operate at 3.00GHz/1333MHz FSB with 2x4MB L2 cache and 130W TDP. Coupled with the upcoming X38 chipset, Intel Core 2 Extreme QX6850 will provide the most powerful Core 2 platform up to date. The QX6850 is set to cost US$999 when released. At the same time the QX6800 CPUs will cost US$999 as well.

Source: HKEPC
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26 Comments on Intel Plans to Release C2E QX6850 Processors

#1
Leon2ky
Look how cheap that Q6600 is in Q3 O_O.
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#3
yogurt_21
ummm why are the 2.93 1066 and 3ghz 1333 the same price? seems odd being the extra fsb shouls give a decent boost in performance.
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#4
jocksteeluk
the intel price squeeze continues, its going to be interesting to see the pricing for the next AMD chips.
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#5
tkpenalty
(10 weeks later)" Wow a $1 C2Q!!! OMG C2D is only $0.50!!!"

Something like that might happen
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#6
DOM
it just makes me think whats coming next in performance with the 45nm cores

to make a Q be so low
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#7
erocker
No doubt, I'm waiting unitl after Christmas to buy my next system. I would like to see some cpu's that could possibly run 3dmark on thier own and run it well, or something like that. I would love to see IBM come into the consumer market with some kind of cell chip. This is the lull before the storm, cpu's are going to be making a huge jump in performance before 2007 is over.
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#8
Conti027
i was thinking about buying a E6850 in Q3 but now i mite get a Q6600. what you guys think cause i dont know cause i really only game and not many games will use Quad core and they probly wont for a long time
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#9
DOM
well I might get one to. the Q6600 when they get that low and just OC it and save $733 over the C2E QX6850 :D

but does anyone know when Intels going to change there socket size? cuz I would wait and just get the last cpus for the 775 socket or are they going to be using it for a while I hope :p
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#10
Conti027
i guess they would be keeping the 775 socket for a bit longer
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#11
Holo
Can someone explain what Q3 or Q4 means?... I'm guessing its a time of the year or maybe seasons?... Sorry if its a "noob" questions, heh...
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#12
Chewy
by: Conti027
i was thinking about buying a E6850 in Q3 but now i mite get a Q6600. what you guys think cause i dont know cause i really only game and not many games will use Quad core and they probly wont for a long time
I dont think games will benefit from quad core much for a while, beside taking care of so extra apps.. however if you want to run a virus scan or convert a movie at the same time of your gaming it will help.:) $266 is what distributors will pay right?
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#13
Zubasa
by: Holo
Can someone explain what Q3 or Q4 means?... I'm guessing its a time of the year or maybe seasons?... Sorry if its a "noob" questions, heh...
Q3 = Third Quarter and Q4 = Forth Quarter of a year.
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#14
DBH
When does Q3 begin I want a Quad core for that price nooowwww !!!!!!
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#15
Completely Bonkers
When does Q3 begin?
oh, my goodness! Next question will be: When does New Year begin? Or when is christmas?
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#16
Completely Bonkers
130W TDP
These things are getting hot again like the P4's. Time for Intel to pull out a new power management trick and go, again, to reduced fab size, and again, to lower Vcc. (ULV)
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#17
WarEagleAU
Bird of Prey
I love the QX6850 being the same price as the QX6800. More FSB and a slight bump in speed for the same price. ::rofl:: I suspect AMDs to be priced better and offer better performance. But hell, I'm a fan of AMD! :)
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#18
FAXA
Im waiting for AMDs comeback. They've got bring out somthing big to persuade me to drop my Core 2 Duo.

My plan for next year is to get a Q6600 and some huge piece of cooling and OC it to hell.
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#19
randomperson21
Woah. a quad for ~~$250 by Q3... wow. i could actually afford something like that.....
amd's going to be in a real price squeeze w/ intel's quads once barcelona releases. but then again, if barcelona kicks ass, it could be a moot point.
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#20
Conti027
is the Q's going by the fiscal ?
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#21
Holo
by: Zubasa
Q3 = Third Quarter and Q4 = Forth Quarter of a year.
Ah, thank you! Makes sense now, heh..
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#22
Casheti
It's official, I'm gonna upgrade in Q3 2007!!! (Provided I have money and I'm still a techie loser) :p
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#23
tkpenalty
by: Conti027
i guess they would be keeping the 775 socket for a bit longer
Theres no problem with the socket 775, Intel is nowhere near discontinuing it.
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#24
randomperson21
by: Casheti
It's official, I'm gonna upgrade in Q3 2007!!! (Provided I have money and I'm still a techie loser) :p
Second that notion! provided i can gather $4000 by then (lappie for college rings up at 3k, plus system upgrades...heh)
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#25
Casheti
3K for a college laptop? Wtf you putting in that?
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