Intel launched its first 45nm processor and as usual it when it comes to new architectures, Intel opened with a high-end enthusiast processor. Core 2 Extreme QX9650 is the name and we at NH have had some time to acquaint ourselves with this new flagship. After our adventure at Intel, the time has come to dig deeper into Intel’s first 45nm processor, go beyond the performance figures and benchmarks and checks what’s new with Intel’s 45nm Yorkfield core. If you want a deeper analysis of Intel’s new processor flagship you should continue reading of review of Core 2 Extreme QX9650 and the architecture which it is based upon.

”Thanks to the new 45nm process, the power leakage has been severely reduced, and we now have a much cooler and more efficient processor. But what does a refining of the process really mean? How much performance does the increased cache really bring? ”

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