Intel Core 2 Extreme QX6850 vs Core i3-12300

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Intel Core 2 Extreme QX6850
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General info

Comparing Core 2 Extreme QX6850 and Core i3-12300 processor market type (desktop or notebook), architecture, sales start time and price.

Place in performance rating488482
Place by popularity82no data
Value for money2.69no data
Market segmentDesktop processorDesktop processor
SeriesCore 2 Extreme (Desktop)no data
Architecture codenameKentsfield (2007)Alder Lake-S (2022)
Release dateno dataJanuary 2022 (recently)
Current price$385 no data
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Technical specs

Core 2 Extreme QX6850 and Core i3-12300 basic parameters such as number of cores, number of threads, base frequency and turbo boost clock, lithography, cache size and multiplier lock state. These parameters indirectly say of CPU speed, though for more precise assessment you have to consider their test results.

Physical cores4 (Quad-Core)4 (Quad-Core)
Threads48
Base clock speedno data3.5 GHz
Boost clock speed3 GHz4.4 GHz
Bus support1333 MHzno data
L1 cacheno data80K (per core)
L2 cacheno data1.25 MB (per core)
L3 cacheno data12 MB (shared)
Chip lithography65 nmIntel 7 nm
Die sizeno data163 mm2
Maximum core temperatureno data100 °C
64 bit support++
Windows 11 compatibility-+
Unlocked multiplier--

Compatibility

Information on Core 2 Extreme QX6850 and Core i3-12300 compatibility with other computer components: 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.

Number of CPUs in a configurationno data1
Socketno dataFCLGA1700
Thermal design power (TDP)130 Watt60 Watt

Technologies and extensions

Technological solutions and additional instructions supported by Core 2 Extreme QX6850 and Core i3-12300. You'll probably need this information if you require some particular technology.

Instruction set extensionsno dataIntel® SSE4.1, Intel® SSE4.2, Intel® AVX2
AES-NIno data+
AVXno data+
Enhanced SpeedStep (EIST)no data+
Enhanced SpeedStep (EIST)no data+
Speed Shiftno data+
Turbo Boost Technologyno data2.0
Hyper-Threading Technologyno data+
TSXno data+
Idle Statesno data+
Thermal Monitoringno data+
Turbo Boost Max 3.0no data-

Security technologies

Core 2 Extreme QX6850 and Core i3-12300 technologies aimed at improving security, for example, by protecting against hacks.

TXTno data+
EDBno data+
Secure Keyno data+
OS Guardno data+

Virtualization technologies

Virtual machine speed-up technologies supported by Core 2 Extreme QX6850 and Core i3-12300 are enumerated here.

VT-dno data+
VT-xno data+
EPTno data+

Memory specs

Types, maximum amount and channel quantity of RAM supported by Core 2 Extreme QX6850 and Core i3-12300. Depending on the motherboards, higher memory frequencies may be supported.

Supported memory typesno dataDDR5-4800, DDR4-3200
Maximum memory sizeno data128 GB
Max memory channelsno data2
Maximum memory bandwidthno data76.8 GB/s

Graphics specifications

General parameters of integrated GPUs, if any.

Integrated graphics cardno dataIntel UHD Graphics 730
Quick Sync Videono data+
Clear Video HDno data+
Graphics max frequencyno data1.45 GHz
Execution Unitsno data24

Graphics interfaces

Available interfaces and connections of Core 2 Extreme QX6850 and Core i3-12300 integrated GPUs.

Number of displays supportedno data4

Graphics image quality

Maximum display resolutions supported by Core 2 Extreme QX6850 and Core i3-12300 integrated GPUs, including resolutions over different interfaces.

Max resolution over HDMI 1.4no data4096 x 2160 @ 60Hz
Max resolution over eDPno data5120 x 3200 @ 120Hz
Max resolution over DisplayPortno data7680 x 4320 @ 60Hz

Graphics API support

APIs supported by Core 2 Extreme QX6850 and Core i3-12300 integrated GPUs, sometimes API versions are included.

DirectXno data12
OpenGLno data4.5

Peripherals

Specifications and connection of peripherals supported by Core 2 Extreme QX6850 and Core i3-12300.

PCIe versionno data5.0 and 4.0
PCI Express lanesno data20

Gaming performance

Advantages and disadvantages


Performance rating 14.77 14.90
Boost clock speed 3000 4400
Base clock speed 0 3500
Thermal design power (TDP) 130 Watt 60 Watt

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Intel Core 2 Extreme QX6850
Intel Core 2 Extreme QX6850

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Intel Core i3-12300
Intel Core i3-12300

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Competitors of Core 2 Extreme QX6850 by AMD

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.

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Competitors of Core i3-12300 by AMD

We believe that the nearest equivalent to Core i3-12300 by AMD is Ryzen 7 1700, which is slower by 1% and lower by 10 positions in our rating.

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