Today, Intel officially lifted the embargo on it's latest Core 2 Extreme Processor. This new processor named QX9650 is a quad core processor build on 45nm manufacturing process technology.
Clocked at 3GHz (1333MHz FSB), this new processor comes with a larger 12MB L2 Cache and the newer SSE4 instructions set. The QX9650 is also lead-free. The CPU can be overclocked to 4GHz on air easily by increasing the FSB to 445MHz.