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Intel SkullTrail Preview - Dual Core 2 Extreme QX9775 CPUs

Postby Apoptosis » Tue Feb 05, 2008 11:41 am

Intel SkullTrail Preview - Dual Core 2 Extreme QX9775 Processors

AMD's QuadFX platform might be dead, but that hasn't stopped Intel from bringing the Skulltrail platform to market. Skulltrail consists of the Intel D5400XS motherboard that supports a pair of LGA771 based Core 2 Extreme QX9775 processors. These 3.2GHz, 45nm, quad-core processors have 1600MHz bus speeds and when paired together make a platform with eight cores and offer a total of 25.6GB/s of bandwidth. This is one serious system!

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Article Title: Intel SkullTrail Preview - Dual Core 2 Extreme QX9775 Processors
Article URL: http://www.legitreviews.com/article/661/1/
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Re: Intel SkullTrail Preview - Dual Core 2 Extreme QX9775 CPUs

Postby martini161 » Tue Feb 05, 2008 2:32 pm

3..2..1.. i got a boner :lol: seriously though, that is some insane stuff right there. 2 questions 1: does it suport crossfireX 2: are you gonna start folding with that thing anytime soon?
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Re: Intel SkullTrail Preview - Dual Core 2 Extreme QX9775 CPUs

Postby dicecca112 » Tue Feb 05, 2008 3:14 pm

martini161 wrote:3..2..1.. i got a boner :lol: seriously though, that is some insane stuff right there. 2 questions 1: does it suport crossfireX 2: are you gonna start folding with that thing anytime soon?


hmm 8 cores, 2 cores score 1000ppd (low estimate) 4000PPD per rig, possible to 6-8k with ocing and tweaking :prayer:
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Re: Intel SkullTrail Preview - Dual Core 2 Extreme QX9775 CPUs

Postby GenG » Tue Feb 05, 2008 3:18 pm

I foresee lots of problems early on, but nothing that decent driver support won't take care of. Besides that i wish i could afford to feed that puppy :roll:
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Re: Intel SkullTrail Preview - Dual Core 2 Extreme QX9775 CPUs

Postby Apoptosis » Tue Feb 05, 2008 4:09 pm

I forgot to upload the overclocking page... just added that, so if you already checked out the article be sure to look at page 14 for overclocking results - http://www.legitreviews.com/article/661/14/

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Re: Intel SkullTrail Preview - Dual Core 2 Extreme QX9775 CPUs

Postby Bwall » Tue Feb 05, 2008 4:26 pm

martini161 wrote:3..2..1.. i got a boner :lol: seriously though, that is some insane stuff right there. 2 questions 1: does it suport crossfireX 2: are you gonna start folding with that thing anytime soon?


1.) It should support CrossFireX.
2.) I don't think he will but I might give it a shot. :)

If I can get it set up right it should be 7-10k ppd. :)
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Re: Intel SkullTrail Preview - Dual Core 2 Extreme QX9775 CPUs

Postby werty316 » Tue Feb 05, 2008 6:15 pm

Good thing I am wearing a new pair underwear while I was reading that article however after reading it, now I need a new pair of underwear.
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Re: Intel SkullTrail Preview - Dual Core 2 Extreme QX9775 CPUs

Postby top » Tue Feb 05, 2008 9:32 pm

Just think how powerful it will be if they ever make it support DDR3!
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Re: Intel SkullTrail Preview - Dual Core 2 Extreme QX9775 CPUs

Postby Exorcist » Wed Feb 06, 2008 8:39 am

It's superb when you have a very very deep pocket to buy those pricey hardwares.It's only good for crashing benchmark records but will not be a buying option for the masses. :mrgreen:
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Re: Intel SkullTrail Preview - Dual Core 2 Extreme QX9775 CPUs

Postby DMB2000uk » Wed Feb 06, 2008 8:55 am

Do you have to give this one back nate? :axe:

SLI at 100% improvement was a nice sight (though won't be that high with every game).

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Re: Intel SkullTrail Preview - Dual Core 2 Extreme QX9775 CPUs

Postby Wildfire788 » Wed Feb 06, 2008 4:39 pm

Honestly it looks like a bunch of hype to me. Even if I could afford it, would I really want it? Just how much will performance improve in everyday tasks with this compared to, say an X38 board with DDR2 and an E8500 for example? If I had to guess, I'd say not enough.
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Re: Intel SkullTrail Preview - Dual Core 2 Extreme QX9775 CPUs

Postby bubba » Wed Feb 06, 2008 5:24 pm

I would love to have this as a workstation, a home machine not so much.
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Re: Intel SkullTrail Preview - Dual Core 2 Extreme QX9775 CPUs

Postby Cannyone » Thu Feb 07, 2008 2:09 am

If "money wasn't of ANY concern..." I'd want one of these. Now I'm not sure what I'd do with it, except maybe some "folding". :) But then again, maybe for that I'd be better off with 10 PS3s. :P
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Re: Intel SkullTrail Preview - Dual Core 2 Extreme QX9775 CPUs

Postby Zertz » Thu Feb 07, 2008 7:42 pm

Not too shabby. 8)
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Re: Intel SkullTrail Preview - Dual Core 2 Extreme QX9775 CPUs

Postby ManPower » Fri Feb 08, 2008 1:25 am

I wonder what will be the price of a complete Skulltrail rig.Need to rob a bank to own one.Thx for the preview though.This is no ordinary machine.I wonder how many people will be able to afford this though. :mrgreen:
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Re: Intel SkullTrail Preview - Dual Core 2 Extreme QX9775 CPUs

Postby Zertz » Fri Feb 08, 2008 9:06 pm

ManPower wrote:I wonder what will be the price of a complete Skulltrail rig.Need to rob a bank to own one.Thx for the preview though.This is no ordinary machine.I wonder how many people will be able to afford this though. :mrgreen:


About 1000$ per CPU + probably around 400-500$ for the board. So well over 2000$ + video cards + HHD + etc... We're looking at atleast a 3000$ monster :shock:
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Re: Intel SkullTrail Preview - Dual Core 2 Extreme QX9775 CPUs

Postby Sapientun » Fri Feb 08, 2008 9:56 pm

Holy smokes that's freaky. T'would be cooler to have a 2 Thermalright 120 installed on the procs though :lol:
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Re: Intel SkullTrail Preview - Dual Core 2 Extreme QX9775 CPUs

Postby stereo55 » Sat Feb 09, 2008 1:15 pm

OH my ..... what else is there to say but just *drool*drool*drool ! Oh and the other fact being ... YES I WANT ONE !!!!!
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Re: Intel SkullTrail Preview - Dual Core 2 Extreme QX9775 CPUs

Postby hnzw_rui » Sat Feb 09, 2008 3:02 pm

I do a bunch of video editing/encoding so :drool:

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Re: Intel SkullTrail Preview - Dual Core 2 Extreme QX9775 CPUs

Postby stopthekilling77 » Sat Feb 09, 2008 3:16 pm

hnzw_rui wrote:I do a bunch of video editing/encoding so :drool:

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