Intel Core 2 Extreme QX6850: specs and benchmarks

Intel Core 2 Extreme QX6850


This is Kentsfield architecture desktop processor primarily aimed at home systems. It has 4 cores and 4 threads, and is based on 65 nm manufacturing technology, with a maximum frequency of 3000 and a locked multiplier.

Compatibility-wise, this is processor with a TDP of 130 Watt.

It provides good benchmark performance at 29.00 percent of a leader's which is AMD Ryzen 9 3900X.

General info

Of Core 2 Extreme QX6850 processor market type (desktop or notebook), architecture and sales start time and price.
Place in performance rating
Core 2 Extreme (Desktop)
Achitecture codename
Release date

Technical specs

Core 2 Extreme QX6850's quantitative parameters such as cores and threads number, clocks, manufacturing process, cache size and multiplier lock state. These parameters indirectly say of Core 2 Extreme QX6850's performance, but to be more precise you have to review its test results.
Number of cores
Number of threads
Maximum frequency
3 GHz
of 5 (FX-9590)
1333 MHz
Manufacturing process technology
65 nm
of 7 (Ryzen 3 3300)
64 bit support


Information on Core 2 Extreme QX6850 compatibility with other computer components. Useful when choosing a future computer configuration or upgrading an existing one.
Power consumption (TDP)
130 Watt

Benchmark performance

Non-gaming benchmarks performance of Core 2 Extreme QX6850. Overall benchmark performance is measured in points in 0-100 range.

Overall benchmark performance


3DMark06 CPU


Cinebench 10 32-bit single-core


Cinebench 10 32-bit multi-core


Cinebench 11.5 64-bit multi-core


Game benchmarks

Let's see how good Core 2 Extreme QX6850 is for gaming compared with game system requirements. Remember that sometimes official requirements may reflect real performance inaccurately.

Relative perfomance

Overall Core 2 Extreme QX6850 performance compared to nearest competitors. All CPU types participate.

AMD equivalent

We believe that the nearest equivalent to Core 2 Extreme QX6850 from AMD is Ryzen 5 2400G, which is faster by 1% and higher by 7 positions in our rating.

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