Intel announces quad core in the UK

(and Evesham announces its first PC that will use it)

Intel has formally introduced its quad-core chips in the UK. The Xeon 5300 and Intel Core 2 Extreme QX6700 are high-end chips designed for use in performance systems.

The Extreme processor has a total 8MB of cache and is clocked at 12066Mhz.

Evesham has unveiled the UK's first quad core system, which has a free upgrade to Windows Vista. The system is based around Intel's Core 2 Extreme Processor QX6700 and is fully DirectX 10 compliant - the graphics come courtesy of an Nvidia GeForce 8800GTX.

The announcement comes hot on the heels of the release of what was claimed to be the world's first quad-core PC. Japanese manufacturer Tsukumo today launched its own quad-core PC featuring the same Extreme processor.

Evesham Solar 8800 GTX specification:

  • £2,699 incl VAT
  • Intel Core 2 Extreme Processor QX6700
  • Windows XP Media Center Edition 2005
  • 768MB Nvidia GeForce 8800GTX graphics
  • 2GB Corsair DDR 2 800 EPP Memory
  • 500GB Serial ATA 7200rpm hard drive with 16MB buffer
  • Sound Blaster X-Fi Fatal1ty FPS audio
  • Creative Gigaworks ProGamer G500 5.1 speakers
  • Logitech Cordless Desktop MX 5000 Laser Keyboard and Mouse
  • Gold 3 year parts & labour warranty

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