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Intel Core 2 Quad - Kentsfield arrives with Four Cores - Benchmarks - 3DMark06

Intel is releasing their newest CPU today, the Core 2 Quad Q6700. It's just like a Conroe but comes with four cores.

| Intel CPUs in CPUs, Chipsets & SoCs | Posted: Nov 1, 2006 5:00 am

3DMark06

 

Version and / or Patch Used: Build 102

 

Developer Homepage: http://www.futuremark.com

 

Product Homepage: http://www.futuremark.com/products/3dmark06/

 

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3DMark06 is the very latest version of the "Gamers Benchmark" from FutureMark. The newest version of 3DMark expands on the tests in 3DMark05 by adding graphical effects using Shader Model 3.0 and HDR (High Dynamic Range lighting) which will push even the best DX9 graphics cards to the extremes.

 

3DMark06 also focuses on not just the GPU but the CPU using the AGEIA PhysX software physics library to effectively test single and Dual Core processors.

 

 

With the higher stresses placed on the system we still see Core 2 Duo and Core 2 Quad pretty close despite the extra two cores that the Core 2 Quad has.

Intel CoreĀ™2 E6300, 1.86 GHz 26300 (BX80557E6300) Retail Processor

 

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