Thursday, April 5th 2007

Intel Core 2 Extreme QX6800 will come on Monday

Four cores running at 2.93GHz on a 1066FSB will be the base for Intel's upcoming Core 2 Extreme QX6800. Advanced cooling will be required in order to get rid of the 150W this beast will most likely dissipate. This CPU was thought to be released later this month but TheInq doesn't say so. Instead this new Intel flagship will be shown world wide on this Easter Monday - at least the NDA will go up by then. Furthermore don't expect them at your local dealers so soon, even big First Tier OEMs won't get it in substantial quantities the sources say. This all sounds like a paper launch without a real threat for Intel to continue their push-strategy. Or is the upcoming K10 architecture so much better performance wise?Source: TheInquirer
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13 Comments on Intel Core 2 Extreme QX6800 will come on Monday

#1
DrunkenMafia
man thats some serious power.... I would love to see the hs that comes with it... they will have to ship water cooling with their cpu's soon. :) 150watts!!! thats heaps for air cooling..
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#2
Zubasa
I wonder when will Intel be able to pull off some native Quad cores and hell with the Pentium D Idea.
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WarEagleAU
Bird of Prey
It looks like the new iterations of quad core, later this year, will steal AMDs hypertransport Memory architecture Idea. Don't know if it will lessen the heat, but 150W is a little more than some of the best air coolers can handle (I think I saw 135W!!! max on some great air coolers). Liquid cooling or TEC/AIR will almost be a standard. But imagine, 4 cores at 150W. Thats like 37.5 W a core, which is nice.
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#5
Kreij
Senior Monkey Moderator
I can OC my QX6700 higher than that on air now, using a Scythe Mine cooler.

Runs stable at 3.00GHz with Prime95 running on all 4 cores, games work fine.
With Mine cooler and P95 running it hovers around 70C on the cores using coretemp.
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#6
kwchang007
wow....that's alot of heat, but the people that can afford this cpu can get a new one in like a year...and they can afford good cooling, that's how i look at it.
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#7
breakfromyou
150w hahaha

oh man. thats funny.

i wonder what kind of power the thing will use up under full load, in a hot environment? close to 200w?
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Kreij
Senior Monkey Moderator
Bumped my QX6700 to 3.2GHz without any voltage changes. Ran fine.
At 3.3Ghz I ran into issues with the RAM needing more power, not the CPU.
These chips OC very well, and air wil handle it if you are not going for the gold.

Just my 2 cents.
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#9
kwchang007
Kreij said:
Bumped my QX6700 to 3.2GHz without any voltage changes. Ran fine.
At 3.3Ghz I ran into issues with the RAM needing more power, not the CPU.
These chips OC very well, and air wil handle it if you are not going for the gold.

Just my 2 cents.
nice thing with the qx6700 is you can just bump up the multiplyer, so you already have the qx6800
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Kreij
Senior Monkey Moderator
kwchang007 said:
nice thing with the qx6700 is you can just bump up the multiplyer, so you already have the qx6800
You right kwchang, and if the QX6700s drop in price when the QX6800s hits retail it will be better buy. Just bump it to 2.93Ghz and go.

I am really impressed by the Scythe Mine cooler also. It received decent reviews (not spectacular), but it seems to dissapate heat very well. At 2.93Ghz it keeps my all 4 cores in the upper 40s to low 50s.

Of course having four case fans, plus the big 25cm one on the side of my Armor case doesn't hurt either.

I am glad that ATI vents their cards out the back of the case too. That helps with overall case temps.

With th eCPU overclocked, but no voltage changes or GPU OCing I managed a 3DMark05 score of about 16900. No record or anything, but not bad for just a little tweaking. At stock it Marks at about 16300.

Happy Easter !
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kwchang007
Kreij said:
You right kwchang, and if the QX6700s drop in price when the QX6800s hits retail it will be better buy. Just bump it to 2.93Ghz and go.

I am really impressed by the Scythe Mine cooler also. It received decent reviews (not spectacular), but it seems to dissapate heat very well. At 2.93Ghz it keeps my all 4 cores in the upper 40s to low 50s.

Of course having four case fans, plus the big 25cm one on the side of my Armor case doesn't hurt either.

I am glad that ATI vents their cards out the back of the case too. That helps with overall case temps.

With th eCPU overclocked, but no voltage changes or GPU OCing I managed a 3DMark05 score of about 16900. No record or anything, but not bad for just a little tweaking. At stock it Marks at about 16300.

Happy Easter !
very very nice score, i don't even want to remember what i get in 3dmark05. maybe if i run into like $2000 i'll get a cheap quad core and oc the traditional way ;)
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#12
zekrahminator
McLovin
I read a review somewhere, I think they ship it with the classic cooler Intel's been shipping with every s775 to have ever been released :p.
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#13
kwchang007
zekrahminator said:
I read a review somewhere, I think they ship it with the classic cooler Intel's been shipping with every s775 to have ever been released :p.
for that kind of heat...that's not going to be good.
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