At the Intel Developer Forum in Taiwan, Intel has given attendees a sneak preview of its upcoming Core 2 Extreme QX9770 processor. The guys at Fudzilla have the scoop, and apparently, Intel's unreleased quad-core monster is a sight to behold.
The Core 2 Extreme QX9770 is based on the "Penryn" core, and it combines 45nm process technology with a clock speed of 3.2GHz and a bus speed of 1600MHz. That bus speed is 20% faster than the 1333MHz FSB in Intel's current fastest quad-core CPU, the 3GHz Core 2 Extreme QX6850.
Desktop chips with 1600MHz FSBs may not hit stores just yet, though. Intel's first 45nm CPUs—including the upcoming Core 2 Extreme QX9650—will have 1333MHz FSBs.
Incidentally, Intel commissioned Charles "Fugger" Wirth to overclock the QX9770, and the chip reportedly managed a whopping 5.6GHz. Fudzilla says it broke the SuperPi world record with a time of 8.4 seconds, as well.
|Wanted for review: AMD's Radeon R9 Nano||22|
|ZenWatch 2 runs Android Wear Asus-style||0|
|Asus previews ROG Swift PG348Q and PG279Q G-Sync monitors||4|
|MSI's Z170A Gaming M5 motherboard reviewed||0|
|Qualcomm debuts Kryo custom CPU for the Snapdragon 820||16|
|MSI's H170 and B150 mobos bring Skylake to the gaming masses||0|
|Phone screens make the leap to 4K with Sony's Xperia Z5 Premium||16|
|Acer Predator laptops stay cool under fire with Skylake||26|
|Satellite Radius 12 notebook packs a color-correct 4K screen||3|
|auxy, give SSK back his login!||+51|