Intel Kentsfield preview

Posted on Sunday, September 10 2006 @ 23:56 CEST by Thomas De Maesschalck
On Monday Tom's Hardware Guide will publish their preview of the Intel Kentsfield processor:
Kentsfield, which industry sources refer to as "Core 2 Quadro," arrived as a 2.67 GHz version with a 266 MHz/1066 MHz FSB. The test engineers were able to adjust the FSB to 1333 MHz - which is still supported by the 975X chipset - and overclock the CPU by about 25%. The benchmarks were conducted with clock speeds ranging from 2.0 GHz to 3.33 GHz.

Kentsfield easily shattered previous benchmarks records and highlighted its horsepower especially in threaded applications such as audio and video processing. The chip was able to set new record levels in traditional benchmarks such as 3DMark 05 and 3DMark 06 as well. Overall, Kentsfield turned out to be about twice as fast as the Pentium EE 965, while consuming about the same power.
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