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Intel Core 2 X680 review

Decent performance, disappointing price

  • £600

Our Verdict

Any strengths this processor offers are buried under its exorbitant price tag


  • Unlocked CPU multiplier


  • It costs far too much

Six months ago, Intel blew our socks off with its new Core 2 Duo processors. So what is the standard bearer of the range doing languishing near the bottom of the table? The answer is simple and it has to do with that old chestnut, value.

At standard clockspeeds the X6800 looks pretty clever. But unlike high-end graphics cards, say, which have extra units, the performance advantage this CPU boasts is a mirage.

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