Intel Core 2 Extreme QX6850: specs and benchmarks

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Intel Core 2 Extreme QX6850
Intel Core 2 Extreme QX6850
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Year of release no data
Performance 14.77


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

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

It provides poor benchmark performance at


of a leader's which is AMD EPYC 7H12.

General info

Core 2 Extreme QX6850 processor market type (desktop or notebook), architecture, sales start time and pricing.

Place in performance rating488
Value for money2.69
Market segmentDesktop processor
SeriesCore 2 Extreme (Desktop)
Architecture codenameKentsfield (2007)
Release dateno data
Current price$385 of 18995 (Xeon Platinum 8280L)
Value for money

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Technical specs

Basic microprocessor parameters such as number of cores, number of threads, base frequency and turbo boost clock, lithography, cache size and multiplier lock state. These parameters can generally indicate CPU performance, but to be more precise you have to review its test results.

Physical cores4 (Quad-Core)
Boost clock speed3 GHzof 5.8 (Core i9-13900K)
Bus support1333 MHz
Chip lithography65 nmof 5 (Apple M1)
64 bit support+
Windows 11 compatibility-
Unlocked multiplier-


Information on Core 2 Extreme QX6850 compatibility with other computer components and devices: motherboard (look for socket type), power supply unit (look for power consumption) etc. Useful when planning a future computer configuration or upgrading an existing one. Note that power consumption of some processors can well exceed their nominal TDP, even without overclocking. Some can even double their declared thermals given that the motherboard allows to tune the CPU power parameters.

Thermal design power (TDP)130 Wattof 400 (Xeon Platinum 9282)

Benchmark performance

Single-core and multi-core benchmark results of Core 2 Extreme QX6850. Overall benchmark performance is measured in points in 0-100 range, higher is better.

Overall score

This is our combined benchmark performance rating. We are regularly improving our combining algorithms, but if you find some perceived inconsistencies, feel free to speak up in comments section, we usually fix problems quickly.

Core 2 Extreme QX6850 14.77
  • Cinebench 10 32-bit single-core
  • Cinebench 10 32-bit multi-core
  • 3DMark06 CPU
  • Cinebench 11.5 64-bit multi-core

Cinebench 10 32-bit single-core

Cinebench R10 is an ancient ray tracing benchmark for processors by Maxon, authors of Cinema 4D. Its single core version uses just one CPU thread to render a futuristic looking motorcycle.

Benchmark coverage: 20%

Core 2 Extreme QX6850 3095

Cinebench 10 32-bit multi-core

Cinebench Release 10 Multi Core is a variant of Cinebench R10 using all the processor threads. Possible number of threads is limited by 16 in this version.

Benchmark coverage: 20%

Core 2 Extreme QX6850 10990

3DMark06 CPU

3DMark06 is a discontinued DirectX 9 benchmark suite from Futuremark. Its CPU part contains two scenarios, one dedicated to artificial intelligence pathfinding, another to game physics using PhysX package.

Benchmark coverage: 19%

Core 2 Extreme QX6850 4450

Cinebench 11.5 64-bit multi-core

Cinebench Release 11.5 Multi Core is a variant of Cinebench R11.5 which uses all the processor threads. A maximum of 64 threads is supported in this version.

Benchmark coverage: 17%

Core 2 Extreme QX6850 3

Game benchmarks

Relative perfomance

Overall Core 2 Extreme QX6850 performance compared to nearest competitors among desktop CPUs.

Intel Core 2 Extreme QX6850 100

AMD equivalent

We believe that the nearest equivalent to Core 2 Extreme QX6850 from AMD is Ryzen 7 1700, which is nearly equal in speed and lower by 4 positions in our rating.

AMD Ryzen 7 1700 Ryzen 7 1700

Here are some closest AMD rivals to Core 2 Extreme QX6850:

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Similar processors

Here is our recommendation of several processors that are more or less close in performance to the one reviewed.

AMD Ryzen 5 3500 Ryzen 5 3500
AMD Athlon 64 X2 FX-60 Athlon 64 X2 FX-60

Recommended graphics cards

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