Intel Core 2 “Penryn” and Linux

On October 28th, Intel released the reviews on the new “Penryn” Core 2 processor, specifically the Intel Core 2 Extreme Quad-Core QX9650. The QX9650 has a lot of new features and welcomes a new generation to the Core 2 processor family. So what are these features and how will they equate into benefits to the consumer and, more specifically, Linux users? That’s what Linux Hardware is here to unravel. In this review I’ll cover all the high points of the new “Penryn” core and talk to a couple Linux projects about the impact on end-user performance.

Intel Core 2 “Penryn” and Linux

Reviews of Intel’s Core 2 Extreme QX9650 Processor – The 45nm Era Begins:

P.S. I am still waiting for AMD’s Phenom X4 processors, hoping that they can overclock well and can compete with latest Intel offerings (price/performance), though am quite sure that it won’t be able to beat them.

 

 

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