Intel Details "Skulltrail" Enthusiasts Platform
Anh Tuan Huynh
April 17, 2007 12:50 AM
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Intel prepares to take on AMD's Quad FX
Intel hinted at the possibilities of a high-end gaming system based around its
Xeon workstation processors
earlier this year at CES 2007. The
featured two Xeon
processors clocked at 2.4 GHz and a single
GeForce 8800 GTX
graphics card. Although it was a proof of concept to counter
AMD’s Quad FX
enthusiast platform at the time, Intel has announced the
concept will become a reality at its
Spring Intel Developer Forum
in Beijing, China.
Intel has named its new enthusiast platform
. Intel has remained very tight-lipped about its
platform except a few basic features.
will arrive later this year and accommodate two
Core micro architecture
. It is unknown if Intel will develop a new platform to accommodate dual LGA775 socket processors or rework its
LGA771 socket Xeon
workstation platform to accommodate unbuffered DDR2 memory. Intel’s Xeon workstation platform only accepts FB-DIMM memory.
On the graphics processing side of things,
will sport four PCIe slots for graphics expansion. Intel doesn’t divulge details on which multi-GPU graphics technology
takes advantage of, however, Intel’s current 975X Express supports AMD’s CrossFire technology.
Intel has not released any details on the chipset powering
yet. Nevertheless, Intel expects to unveil its next-generation single processor enthusiast chipset,
, later this year.
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RE: 2 Chips, 4 Dies, 8 Cores?
4/17/2007 1:15:52 PM
As stated, why? Because you are a sucker for marketing?
"Vista runs on Atom ... It's just no one uses it". -- Intel CEO Paul Otellini
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