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Intel Skulltrail Out in February 2008

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  1. malware New Member

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    I'll be brief on this one. Intel Skulltrail is designed to compete against the AMD Quad FX platform. Although the Quad-Father was never popular enough, Skulltrail will share the same idea: dual Socket 771 Xeon processors like the 45nm Harpertown supporting up to 8 processing cores and fully-buffered DIMMs (FB-DIMM). The Skulltrail system will use the upcoming Intel D5400XS motherboard. With two NVIDIA nForce 100 MCP chips, the D5400XS will support up to four PCI Express x16 slots, finally allowing SLI on an Intel motherboard. The motherboard will have a 10-layer PCB with limited production (2000 units reported earlier) and price over US $600. Today's word is that the Intel D5400XS motherboard is scheduled for a launch on WW06. That's short for Work Week 6, tech-speak for the sixth week of 2008. In other words if that's true, expect Skulltrail to be launched somewhere around Febuary 4-9, 2008.

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    2000 units is really small amount....
     
  3. Steevo

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    Fully buffered DIMM's in a performance board? Are they retarded, or did they get high off the glue for the 10 layers of PCB? But with 10 layers can you imagine how tough that board will be?
     
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    I thought the AMD Quad FX platform was canned?
     
  5. DOM

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    :wtf::roll: Intel not AMD ;)
     
  6. Steevo

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    But it was designed to compete against ______________




    Not that anyone would buy a enthusiest board with more expensive RAM, that runs slower than overclockable DDR2/3 standard DIMM's.

    The people buying this are few and far between, thus the only 2000 production run.
     
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    they just want to make money, as theres alot of ppl that would spend money to be #1 in 3DMark's

    and if they sell and ppl want more im sure they going to make more
     
  8. malware New Member

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    Hmmm
    2x Intel Xeon Harpertown 2x $296.00
    2x2GB FB-DIMM 667MHz ~200$
    4x NVIDIA 8800 Ultra's 4x 700$
    Cooling ~100$
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    ~ 3700$ without the PSU and the additional +600$ for the motherboard

    WoW
     
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  9. Steevo

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    Or a quad core C2D 2Gb of DDR1033 and four HD3870's


    $1600.00 and the 3870 scales better.
     
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  10. Steevo

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    $216 Asus board
    $400 PC1600 DDR3 OCZ 2Gb kit
    $300 Quad core
    $1000 3870 X4


    $2000 and better scaling, and performance.
     
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    it has 2 CPU's thats what there trying to make ppl think more is better which makes them richer
     
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    Bah!, pure E-penis extender, nothing more....
     
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    You forgot the add the $600 for the MB.

    ~ $4300
     
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    it cant be 4ultras. they are 2slot cooling and on the board 2of them are just under each other
     
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    2 words... waterblock.


    i would go with dual x5XXX xeons. nothing like 8 cores! does it support regular ddr2?
     
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    OK 3 Ultras, the cost of the forth card will cover the motherboard price. :laugh:
     
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    3 ultra's would be sufficient.
     
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    you think nvidia will rewrite the drivers to support quad-sli? that would be cool. i've heard that we will start seeing a lot more 10 slit motherboards in the future.
     
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    mhe up comming bloomfield cpu's and LGA1366 mainboard wil probaly be cheaper and faster...
     
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    Nice calculation. Care to show me multithreaded CPU scores of that system? wPrime for example? Everest CPU benches? Sandra CPU benches? Overclock it as much as you want, there is no way you're beating Clovers or Harpers.

    Real world performance? Try some nice rendering or encoding. Again your $300 quad core loses. Things aren't as black and white as you like to think. There are plenty of uses for high end systems, not every geek uses a computer solely for gaming and pr0n.
     
  22. Steevo

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    I was talking gaming. And multiple tests show better scaling with the HD series of cards than competing Nvidia products currently.



    You are absolutely correct to the point of being holy and surround by a myriad of CPU's singing your praises on all matters not gaming but rendering and encoding related when dealing with multi-socket systems.



    But we deal with mostly gaming here on TPU. So nah. :p
     
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    what else is there?
     
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    hmm how would skulltrail do with 2 Nehalem-EX (Beckton) cpu :p
     
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    We do? I recall being a hardware site mainly, could be me though. Also, these products aren't meant for Joe Average in the first place, which most of our users are. ATI cards might scale better, the interesting thing however would be if the extra 4 cores make the SLI system faster. Have to wait for some real benchmarks I guess. And even if it is faster, 2000 units make it pointless, I just hope that Asus Z7S really exists.
     

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