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Intel Core 2 "Penryn" Performance under Linux

Nov 28, 2007, 08:30 (4 Talkback[s])

[ Thanks to Augustus for this link. ]

"Last week I presented the details of the new 'Penryn' Core 2 processor from Intel. In that article, I reviewed each new feature of the processor and covered how each feature might affect your PC's performance. Finally, I finished off the article with interviews of software developers that discussed how they expect the new processor to affect their projects. So after all of that, it's time to actually put the new processors to the test. In this review, I put Intel's new Core 2 Extreme QX9650 and Core 2 Extreme QX9770 up against the previous top processor from Intel, the Core 2 Extreme QX6850. We'll see how the new core performs clock-for-clock against the last generation processor and look at where the 'Penryn' architecture is going. All of this will be evaluated on Intel's latest chipset, the X38 Express..."

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