Monday, October 29, 2007

Intel Core 2 Extreme QX9650 Intel's First 45nm CPU

Intel’s quad-core desktop Penryn CPU Core 2 Extreme QX9650 (Yorkfield) has been available to a couple hardware sites and their reviews got published today.

The Intel Core 2 Extreme QX9650 is the first 45nm desktop processor that Intel will be launching in a couple of weeks.

Highlights of the new Intel QX9650 CPU include better performance, lower power consumption, new high-k metal gate transistors, additional cache and SSE4 instructions set support.

Overall the new 45nm Intel CPU gets a very positive review. If it will be worthwhile to upgrade to the Intel Core 2 Extreme QX9650 is now depending on its price. Intel is expected to reveal the price in about 2 weeks.


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