The Core 2 Extreme QX6850 is now a new flagship for Intel quad-core processors, not only for enhanced buses, but the sub-command slightly increased. With a direct comparison to the QX6800, the current B3 stepping Kentsfield-based QX6850 is currently 3.0 GHz (333 MHz x 9) and is concerned about the refurbished G0 staircase. In the previous architecture, caches and features have not changed and the basis for proven technology.
Intel has replaced Turbo in its quad-core series: Currently in the Model Core 2 Extreme QX6850, Intel is on the market for a higher front bus. Instead, the 266 system clock is now 333 (effective 1333) MHz. At the same time, Intel slowly underlines the operation at 3 GHz – the strongest, yet tactile quad-core model, the Core 2 Extreme QX6800, runs at 2.93 GHz. All in all, the Core 2 Extreme QX6850 consists of two de facto Core 2 Duo E6850s, a semiconductor giant packed house in the processor. Overall, the QX6850 8 MB L2 cache is available.
Maximum power distribution (thermal design performance) according to the 130-watt manufacturer's specifications – a quad-core processor is a good value. In addition, all the important features of the Intel Core 2 Extreme QX6850 hopes that the modern processor will have to dominate. These include hardware virtualization, 64-bit support, and various additional instruction sets for SSE3. And in an Extreme version, there is no arbitrary multiplier for the missing – better cooling, the 3GHz processor is very easy to trigger more power.