Issue: Workstations - November 2006


MIAMI – Alienware ( has tapped into quad-core technology by making Intel’s Core 2 Extreme QX6700 processor available in its Area-51 7500 and Area-51 ALX desktops. The quad-core Core 2 Extreme QX6700 easily tackles numerous tasks simultaneously, freeing up time for Alienware desktop users.

The Core 2 Extreme QX6700 is made up of four separate processing cores in a single package and provides 8MB of L2 cache. This dramatically increases the multitasking potential of Alienware users by significantly improving system responsiveness when performing tasks like rendering a video, playing a demanding game and running productivity software at the same time.

Multimedia enthusiasts working with applications that depend on threaded computing, such as audio/video editing or 3D modeling, will see improved performance.  In addition, users will benefit from a quieter computing environment thanks to the processor's new Digital Thermal Sensor, which ensures that system fans spin only as fast as needed in order to minimize noise. 

"When a technology breaks crucial new ground the way the Core 2 Extreme QX6700 has, customers can't wait to get their hands on it,” says Mark Vena, VP of marketing for Alienware. "Intel's quad-core technology benefits a wide array of users by accelerating their productivity and enhancing their ability to manage digital content, laying the groundwork for emerging games and applications that take full advantage of the performance capacity of four processing cores.”