SkullTrail, Intel's High-end dual CPU gaming/workstation platform for the Core 2 is going the way of the Dodo. In June of this year it looks like the QX9775 will be discontinued by Intel will the last Hurrah to come at the end of Q3 this year (2009).
Of course this does not signal the end of the Dual Socket Gaming platform for Intel, they are looking to keep that around for some time and are working on a new version using the Nehalem EP.
The new platform will have the same eight physical cores but, with the Nehalem's ability to serve two threads per core, will have more power under the hood.
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With this in mind, Intel has informed its partners that its overpriced $1499 CPU, branded Core 2 Exterme QX9775, will receive the infamous product discontinuance notice in June while the official end of life for this product should happen at some point in Q3 2009.
As Q3 begins on coming Tuesday, June 1st so after this date, there is a big chance that you won't be able to return the 9775 chips back to Intel, but this is something for computer resellers to worry about.