Friday, 23 May 2008

Core 2 Extreme QX9300

Fancy having quadcore on your laptop? Well, Intel is going to roll out their quadcore cpu for laptop. It is called the QX9300 as mentioned. I don't know why people are crazy over quadcore on a laptop. By the way, I don't know whether it is useful to have quadcore on a laptop when not all softwares are optimised to run on quadcores. Well, I think playing games and multitasking will benefit from quadcore. I am just wondering how much will it cost a consumer for the premium price. I Don't know but time will tell.

We do know that the QX9300 is manufactured on a 45nm wafer and it contaiins extensions such as SSE4.1 using socket P. I am just hoping that one day, quadcore will be more affordable to consumers because it is the way of life. I think people are looking for a better cpu all the time. Look at 80486 when it was first launched more than ten years ago. Now, we are talking about quadcore and six cores are not too far away with Dunnington chipset. This would mean that a cpu will have six cores with a total of 16MB of L2 cache. Now that is extreme.

Oh yes, the QX9300 has its FSB unlocked. This would mean that consumers will be able to overclock the cpu without overclocking the memory's FSB. That is good! However, we do not know how much would it cost the people. Anyway, technology will some how cost less when it has aged. We would just have to have the patience to wait...

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