Intel have chosen to lay a nice egg for us all on easter sunday, this in the form of a quad-core based Core 2 Extreme QX6800 processor operating at 2.93GHz with 8MBs of L2 cache. As with previous quad-core offerings from Intel, this also shares the 65nm Kentsfield core.
Dailytech have posted up some brief details on it here, and you'll find further coverage incl. benchmark results via the following links :-
Intel today bumped the clock speeds of its quad-core Core 2 Extreme processors with the addition of the QX6800. The new Core 2 Extreme QX6800 clocks in at 2.93 GHz, matching last summer's dual-core flagship X6800. Intel's new Core 2 Extreme QX6800 features 8MB of total L2 cache and an unlocked upper multiplier for overclocking goodness.
As with the previous Core 2 Extreme QX6700 and Core 2 Quad Q6600, the new QX6800 shares the 65nm Kentsfieldcore. Intel expects to introduce 45nm Penryn-based processors in the second half of 2007. The new Core 2 Extreme QX6800 is Intel's fourth consumer quad-core processor, whereas AMD isn't set to introduce its upcoming Barcelona quad-core architecture until later this year.