Intel puts words QX6850 Core 2 Extreme, usually with the word Extreme processors are placed in the highest class. Core 2 Extreme QX6850 has four cores from 2 pieces in one dual-core processors. Intel’s newest
enthusiast processor, the Core 2 Extreme QX6850, is a 3GHz quad-core powerhouse that offers faster stock performance, better overclocking ability, and slightly cooler temperatures than Intel’s previous top-of-the-line processor.
Intel’s Core 2 Extreme CPUs are aimed at enthusiasts who want the best possible performance and are willing to pay a premium for it. The QX6850′s $999 price is right in league with earlier Core 2 Extreme processors, which have sold for prices ranging from $999 to over $1,300. For that price, the QX6850 adds support for a 1,333MHz front-side bus (FSB) to the features that made Intel’s previous QX-series chips performance leaders: four CPU cores, an unlocked multiplier to simplify overclocking, and a whopping 8MB of L2 cache
memory. Packing four cores on a single chip makes for a lot of heat when all of them are in action, but we found the QX6850 to run about 6 degrees Celsius cooler than its QX6800 and QX6700 predecessors. Still,
you’ll want to pair the chip with a large heat sink and fan, particularly when overclocking. We used Thermalright’s Ultra 120 Extreme, a towering heat sink with a 120mm fan, to keep temperatures around 36 degrees Celsius at idle and 52 degrees Celsius with all four cores churning.
Because the QX6850 uses a 1,333MHz FSB, you’ll need a motherboard with a newer chipset that supports that bus speed, such as Intel’s P35 or nVidia’s nForce 680i. The QX6850′s 3GHz rated speed is barely faster
than the QX6800′s 2.93GHz, but the faster system bus and the ability to pair the CPU with fast 1,333MHz DDR3 memory combine to offer a noticeable performance increase.
In the picture below, the difference of the Dual Core E6600 than the Core 2 Extreme QX6850. Image left is part of the Core 2 Extreme QX6850, while the right image of the E6600.
Features 4 cores and features X38
Core 2 Extreme QX6850 has 2 levels of the activated multiplier feature EIST BIOS settings. The speed of processors in idle condition is 2GHz with 333MHz multiplied by 6X the lowest multiplier. While the position
of full load, then the Core 2 Extreme QX6850 can run up to 3GHz with 333MHz multiplied 9X multiplier. Core 2 Extreme QX6850 consists of 2 pieces core 2 duo, has 8MB of L2 cache. In the picture below of the captures information on the Core 2 Extreme QX6850 processor.
To check the processor speed, Core 2 Extreme QX6850 will appear in task manager with 4 small windows that show the performance on each core.
Intel officially released a new chip set that is X38. Apparently there is uniqueness in the new chip set. In the BIOS settings of a mainboard Gigabyte GA-X38-DQ6, it has a new feature.
Called Multi-Threading CPU that can be enabled or disabled.The benefits of this option is turned off one core when the processors have more than one core. Suppose you pick the type of Core 2 Duo processor with 2 cores, then the option can be disabled a core. So only a single core course work on computer. Interestingly if you use the type of quad cores or 4 cores on a processor, it can be turned on three core course on a quad-core processors.
Below is the testing of the Core 2 Extreme QX6850, where a core can be turned off. At the CPUz will detect that the Core 2 Extreme QX6850 only have 3 thread only.
Also on display Task Manager, Core 2 Extreme QX6850 only works with a dual core and single core course. So the task manager will display 3 of 3-core processors.
Benchmark Test 2, 3, 4 cores
Board : Gigabyte GA-X38-DQ6
Memory : 3GB 667MHz DDR2 memory
Power Supply : Corsair HX620
VGA : Sapphire HD 2900XT
Cooler : Corsair Nautilus 500 Cooler
Sound card : USB Steelsound
Storage : Hitachi 7K250
Procesor Default speed Speed test – Core active
QX6850 : 3.0Ghz (9 x 333Mhz) : 3.0Ghz (9 x 333Mhz) – 4 Core
QX6850 : 3.0Ghz (9 x 333Mhz) : 3.0Ghz (9 x 333Mhz) – 3 Core
E6600 : 2.4Ghz (9 x 333Mhz) : 3.0Ghz (9 x 333Mhz) – 2 Core
Below are some tests for the Core 2 Extreme QX6850 Performance CPUmark not display capability Core 2 Extreme QX6850. Test relying on a single core. Speed versus E6600 Core 2 Extreme QX6850 good 3 core and 4 cores work does not look much different.
Similarly, the ability, Core 2 Extreme QX6850 has not come up with the best score. 3GHz overclock E6600 with increase in speed frame rate and image processing in Aquamark test. To test Aquamark, dual cores work
more effectively than 3 or 4 core Core 2 Extreme QX6850
Unlike the PCMark 05 test for the ability of each core. Where tests have included multi-thread systems. Although the total score of 3 different specifications with 2, 3 and 4 cores are not much different.
PCMark 05 more summation of the single thread only.
Except in the multithreaded test below, all performed as core capabilities for rendering the image, encoding audio and compress a file open. Core 2 Extreme QX6850 far past the E6600 to 3GHz speed.
Because multiple processes of 4 and 3 cores can work in full.
Core 2 Extreme QX6850 also perform better in the TMPGEnc software version 4. The ability of software to take advantage of multi-core processors. But there is the best speed on the setting of three cores.
As the process becomes more efficient processor with 3 cores compared with 4 cores and 2 cores.
To test gaming, the Core 2 Extreme QX6850 does not do much to score E6600. Unfortunately the game Company of Heroes is still relying on a single core speed on the application.
Processor Power Consumption and Heat
Use power Core 2 Extreme QX6850 processors with 4 cores together with middle-end VGA Sapphire HD 2900XT requires power between 350-365W more. Increased power consumption imposed by the VGA and not from the processor. When the pictures on the game increased with the appearance of image effects, then power on the VGA needs to be larger. And look at the power consumption graph on the left looks good is not stable or decreased. Meanwhile in the application process on the graph to the right use of power, the power requirement for the Core 2 Extreme QX6850 increased from 200W to 260W more. Supplies power to the test is
used to process or 3 cores 4 cores simultaneously.
Heat Core 2 Extreme QX6850 Processor
Core 2 Extreme QX6850 is hot enough, although using a water cooling type cooler processors was heat reached 50 deg.C at room temperature 30 deg.C. We tried to record the temperature increases between 2
different applications with the ability of a single thread and multiple thread processors. For single tread by prioritizing process 1 fruit core, such as existing games we tried. Heat Core 2 Extreme QX6850 is not very high with a hot 45 deg.C or up approximately 8 degrees compared to the idle position. Since 3 other cores not yet fully operational, and only 1 pc fully working cores for gaming applications. The position is different if the running application has the ability to multi-thread, where the full 4 cores working simultaneously. Heat processor utilization increased 5 degrees compared to single core or an increase of 13 Deg.C. In the picture
below comparing two different applications with its impact on the processor heat.
Advantaqges And Disadvantages Of Multi-Core Processors
Core 2 Extreme QX6850 processors with 4 cores, will not be useful without the support of applications that take advantage of the ability of multi-process thread. If the reason Intel issued a series Extreme Edition with Core 2 Extreme QX6850 for gaming applications, it looks like the Core 2 Extreme QX6850 processor must wait for the game that is able to exploit all the performance of processors. If you want to use multi-core processors is more than 2 pieces. Look back whether the application used is able to utilize all of the core processors. If not, then using processors with more than 2 cores only make computers wasteful electricity. In addition to type 4 core processors were far more heat than dual core
Using the Core 2 Extreme QX6850 does have a different view. For example on test COH game, where all the detail level on the highest settings except AA features. Games run more smoothly without significant jolt. When the effects of the game comes with VGA, the image can still be maintained, compared to E6600 was slightly tersendak few moments when the effects of heavy images appear on the screen game. Another reason, with multi-core turned out to process a core will always be accompanied by the other core. So the appearance of the game smoother and more comfortable playing. This is where the position of Core 2 Extreme QX6850 by us can be an option, if you want to display the game play is different than the dual core processors.
The other side of the application, Core 2 Extreme QX6850 to perform better with running multiple applications simultaneously. Core 2 Extreme QX6850 certainly more capable and faster processing tasks from multiple applications.
For power consumption, this is very relative. Core 2 Extreme QX6850 with multiplier 6X – 9X, will be positioned 6X multiplier when the processor is idle. Electricity consumption for the entire computer
system requires 200W and slightly above the Core 2 Duo E6600 with 186W power consumption. Or just different between the two processors diposisi 15W idle.
Difference in power consumption at idle processor speed of 6X multiplier / 2GHz to full load 9X / 3GHz, increasing the usage of power consumption from 50W to 60W only. Switching off a core was not too effective, because it only saves 5-10W AC electricity consumption.
Using the Core 2 Extreme QX6850 processor type 4 cores or more, make faster application performance and the ability of different computer than the ability of computers with dual core processors. When comfort,
performance of the selected computer, type 4 core processors like the Core 2 Extreme QX6850 may be an option. Provided the user processors with 4 cores can actually be used. As the ability of the application
used to support multi-thread capability to quad-core processors.
Another thing is costing more to be paid to take advantage of 4 cores processors like the Core 2 Extreme QX6850. Because the processors 4 cores will be more wasteful use of power, in addition to higher heat
than the dual core processors.
• Fastest CPU for desktops available
• Unlocked multiplier simplifies overclocking
• Runs slightly cooler than previous quad-cores
• Offers slightly faster performance for significantly less money than Intel’s previous quad-core CPU.
• Requires cutting-edge motherboard chipset
• Few programs can take advantage of all four cores
• Forthcoming next-generation parts from AMD and Intel itself may
surpass this still-expensive high-end CPU in six months or less.
The bottom line: The quad-core Core 2 Extreme QX6850 keeps the desktop CPU performance belt tied firmly around Intel’s waist at a price that helps offset the lack of sizable performance gains. New products at
the end of the year may outclass this new chip when they arrive, but for now, the QX6850 reigns supreme.
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