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Intel's mighty Skulltrail arrives

Better late than never for February 4, 2008

Steve Dougherty | Feb 4, 2008 at 04:29 am CST (1 min, 10 secs reading time)

We first heard about Intel's upcoming killer platform known as "Skulltrail" quite some time ago now, but it's taken all this time for it to be officially perfected (well, we hope!) and launched. That day has finally come folks.

This high-level enthusiast platform comprises workstation-class components; a dual CPU-socket design (allowing for up to eight cores of blistering power on double 1600MHz FSBs, offering a total of 25.6GB/sec) along with four x16 PCIe graphics card slots. That right there allows for some MEGA serious power to be harnessed.

With the NDA now lifted there's a number of sites sharing their experiences with the platform in hand. You can find all the coverage on Skulltrail here :-

- Hot Hardware
- PC Perspective
- Techgage
- Tech Report
- Guru3D
- PCGamesHardware

Be sure to check back regularly as we'll be updating the listing when more content surfaces.

PC Perspective :-

Skulltrail is targeted at being the ultimate enthusiast platform, but what does that mean? It seems either Intel, NVIDIA or AMD is touting that label every other month; in this case Intel can actually make a claim for it legitimately. The Skulltrail platform differs from your traditional enthusiast systems by offering support for two Intel Core architecture processors, an eATX motherboard with four PCIe x16 slots, FB-DIMM memory technology and being the first non-NVIDIA chipset motherboard to offer SLI support.

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