2007 is the year where technologies like DX10 and quad-core processors proliferate the market as software like Microsoft Vista and next generation games/applications take center stage. Setting the pace of the CPU industry right from the start of the year is Intel and its new Core 2 Quad Q6600 which we test run in this review.
Intel has a breakthrough in transistor technology that Gordon Moore states is the biggest change yet since the late 1960s. Featured in their upcoming 45nm process technology, Intel has shared with us some of this information and even that of their upcoming Penryn family of processors for 2008!
Dual-core processors are now officially old news. Intel has just launched the quad-core Kentsfield processor into the desktop market and we've got extensive Core 2 Extreme QX6700 performance results right here. You know you want to see what quad-core can do so don't be shy - Read on.
The highly successful Core microarchitecture infiltrated desktops and laptops, but don't forget they also made their way into workstations and servers with the rejuvenated Xeon 5100 series. Codenamed Woodcrest, they aren't as expensive as perceived to be as we found out when pitting it against the Core 2 Extreme.
With an onslaught of new processors and platforms monthly ever since late May, it looks like there's no slowing down of this segment anytime soon. Before we get swept by the next wave, we roundup results from dual-core processors of the AMD Athlon 64 X2 series, Intel Pentium D 900 series and of course the Core 2 Duo.
At IDF today, we managed to get our hands on a machine equipped with Intel's latest Core 2 Extreme QX6700 processor. We ran a couple of quick benchmarks and compared the results with a similar system running a Core 2 Extreme X6800 processor.
The Core 2 Duo 'fever' is on! If you thought the E6600 processor is the sweet spot for performance and price, you would be shocked to find out what the affordable E6300 model can dish with the right motherboard, some voltage boost and some FSB love.
Intel's highly anticipated codename Conroe CPU has finally been released and we dive straight into an in-depth, head on performance review of the Core 2 Extreme and Core 2 Duo CPUs. The verdict? Simply amazing. If you think you can trust your eyes, then read on.
We've shown you the processor's monstrous performance, but that's just one highlight of the Core microarchitecture. Join us as we reveal to you more mind-boggling figures as we investigate the Core 2 processor's power consumption and heat output.
If you've wondered if it's possible to run two systems with a single power supply unit, then the answer would definitely be a YES. We took it further with Intel's Core 2 Duo processors and running them silent with passive heatsinks. Find out more about this Computex Taipei 2006 technology demo at MSI's booth right here.