Holy Cow! QX9770 1.6GHz FSB [email protected]


Limp Gawd
Sep 16, 2007
At the Intel Developer Forum in Taiwan, Intel has given attendees a sneak preview of its upcoming Core 2 Extreme QX9770 processor. The Core 2 Extreme QX9770 is based on the "Penryn" core, and it combines 45nm process technology with a clock speed of 3.2GHz and a bus speed of 1600MHz.

That bus speed is 20% faster than the 1333MHz FSB in Intel's current fastest quad-core CPU, the 3GHz Core 2 Extreme QX6850. Desktop chips with 1600MHz FSBs may not hit stores just yet, though. Intel's first 45nm CPUs - including the upcoming Core 2 Extreme QX9650 - will have 1333MHz FSBs. Incidentally, Intel commissioned Charles 'Fugger' Wirth to overclock the QX9770, and the chip reportedly managed a whopping 5.6GHz! The Aquamark 3 world record was aparently also broken with a score of 281,000, but last time it appears he scored 292,840 so we're not so sure he read the scores right. Finally the Cinebench 10 world record was broken, but Charles forgot to mention how quickly it was rendered, but he did all three tests in 1min 43sec which is quite impressive.

The processor was in an X38 board with DDR3 memory and from what we could tell it had a GeForce 8800 Ultra graphics card.

Source: Guru3D newsdesk