Intel's Core 2 Quadro Kentsfield: Four Cores on a Rampage

Core 2 Quadro: Record Performance!

Intel will introduce the Core 2 Quadro in mid-October at maximum clock speeds of 2.66 GHz. Speculation has it that Intel will offer this model featuring a Kentsfield core as Core 2 Extreme.

The Core 2 Duo is available with a minimum clock speed of 2.13 GHz. As past experience shows, Intel lowered the clock speed in doubling the CPU cores. Our processor samples could be overclocked to 3.33 GHz without even raising the core voltage. The sample was factory-set to a speed of 2.66 GHz and a bus speed of 266 MHz.

One test sample of the Core 2 Quadro ran completely stable at 3.33 GHz - with no core voltage increase!

The maximum clock speed that was reliable in the test was 3.4 GHz.

5,016 points for the CPU benchmark of 3DMark05 is a new record!

And there is another record: 10,841 points in PCMark 2005.

The readings for Sandra were completely off the wall.

Core 2 Quadro: As with the Core 2 Duo/Extreme, all functions are supported.