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Intel Core 2 Extreme QX6700 Reviews 197

Posted by kdawson
from the four-eyes dept.
An anonymous reader writes, "The first reviews of Intel's new quad-core Core 2 Extreme QX6700 have emerged this morning and opinion is mixed. TrustedReviews were blunt: 'There is nothing new on display here. Very few people will need quad cores...' while Tech Report think 'many owners of this beast may be stuck waiting for new applications to arrive that use it to its fullest ability.' The boys at bit-tech managed to overclock to 3.47GHz and found the first killer application: quad-core support in the Source Engine! Nice!"
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Intel Core 2 Extreme QX6700 Reviews

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  • by Anonymous Coward on Thursday November 02, 2006 @10:05AM (#16687809)
    "If chip makers waited for programers to write software and the programers waited for the chip makers there would be no innovation. Somebody has to make first move."

    Like open source?
  • Re:Not new? (Score:3, Funny)

    by MyLongNickName (822545) on Thursday November 02, 2006 @10:09AM (#16687867) Journal
    What sort of applications are they concerned about?
    I'm not sure. But if I get a richer, more responsive mine sweeper [metanoodle.com] then I'm all for it..
  • by fr175 (999487) on Thursday November 02, 2006 @10:11AM (#16687879)
    Sure, we could go to four cores next, like the competition. That seems like the logical thing to do. After all, three worked out pretty well, and four is the next number after three. So let's play it safe. Let's make a larger cache and call it the AMD 64 X2Super. Why innovate when we can follow? Oh, I know why: Because we're a business, that's why! You think it's crazy? It is crazy. But I don't give a shit. From now on, we're the ones who have the edge in the multi-core game. Are they the best a man can get? Fuck, no. AMD is the best a man can get. What part of this don't you understand? If two cores is good, and cores blades is better, obviously five cores would make us the best fucking processor that ever existed. Comprende? We didn't claw our way to the top of the processor game by clinging to the two-core industry standard. We got here by taking chances. Well, five cores is the biggest chance of all.
  • Name... (Score:3, Funny)

    by Danathar (267989) on Thursday November 02, 2006 @10:24AM (#16688015) Journal
    It may be fast, but "Quad Core core 2" is just plain goofy! What's next "Quad Cores core 2 duo quad dually quadra core"
  • by Jesus_666 (702802) on Thursday November 02, 2006 @10:39AM (#16688251)
    New in stores: The AMD Fusion. Five cores give you the best performance possible and when you flip the die there's a single core for precision calculations. Best used with AMD Series Cooling Gel.
  • Or even (Score:3, Funny)

    by DrYak (748999) on Thursday November 02, 2006 @11:31AM (#16689009) Homepage
    or even four separate applications, make full use of the four cores?


    Or even Vista, and three weather-in-taskbar spywares/viruses/trojans/botnet client/spam senders threads running concurrently.

    Heck, with what's common nowadays on Joe 6pack's computer, you may even need Niagra-grade ( 32x ) multithreading capability in the processor to be able run all the crap and still have some processing power left for the web browser (on which Joe is continuously trying to punch the monkey).

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