Yesterday Intel launched the last incarnation of the Kentsfield Quad core, the Intel Core 2 Extreme QX6850. We took a quick look at this 3GHz FSB 1333 CPU.
The QX6850 is the only Quad-Core with 333MHz, marketing speak: 1333MHz, FSB for desktops. For the stellar price of about €880/$1000 you receive two Core 2 Duo's in one package clocked at 3GHz, each with 4MB shared L2 cache. Intel is not yet in the race for a "real" quad-core, because it won't benefit in yields and clock-speed. AMD has been struggling with Barcelona for a year now.