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    Skulltrail Reviewed

    The Register have just released a review of Intel's new Skulltrail setup....

    8 cores, bags of memory and SLI and Crossfire on one board!


    Intel Skulltrail high-end gaming system | Reg Hardware
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    Re: Skulltrail Reviewed

    Soooo...it'll run Alan Wake on medium settings then...?

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    Re: Skulltrail Reviewed

    sli and crossfire on the same board

    absolute effing madness

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    Re: Skulltrail Reviewed

    Quote Originally Posted by nichomach View Post
    Soooo...it'll run Alan Wake on medium settings then...?
    Don't be bloody silly. Of course not

    Can anyone lend me £3000 ish please...?
    Last edited by Salazaar; 05-02-2008 at 02:12 PM.
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    Re: Skulltrail Reviewed

    Quote Originally Posted by Salazaar View Post
    Can anyone lend me £3000 ish please...?
    You need a flexible friend....


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    Re: Skulltrail Reviewed

    I don't have any friends that flexible...
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    Re: Skulltrail Reviewed

    In that case you could try being flexible for them...?

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    Re: Skulltrail Reviewed

    Quote Originally Posted by nichomach View Post
    In that case you could try being flexible for them...?
    Are you suggesting I whore myself out just so I can afford the most advanced gaming rig available...?
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    Re: Skulltrail Reviewed

    Quote Originally Posted by Salazaar View Post
    Are you suggesting I whore myself out just so I can afford the most advanced gaming rig available...?
    You make it sound so...tawdry...I'm sure you get a very refined clientele...

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    Re: Skulltrail Reviewed

    Firingsquad liked it, but Anandtech did not (just to give the gist of it). Seems to scale amazingly well under Excel, but it's no 'gaming rig' (in the sense that games simply don't benefit from 8 cores at this point).

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    Re: Skulltrail Reviewed

    but it'll FOLD quite well

    I might go find one of these......
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    Re: Skulltrail Reviewed

    I haven't read the article (don't have time right now) so bare with me. Are these boards only for system builders?

    If now, how much are the likely to cost? What about CPUs? Are they full blown Xeons? i.e. mega money.

    Not interested in 3D graphics performance, so if i was to build a system, it wouldn't need that.

    Not that i'm actually going to build one, but the temptation is there

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    Re: Skulltrail Reviewed

    LAZzZzZy lol

    They are full blown xeons. skt 771 I think.

    Cost STOOOOOPID money, certainly not worth considering for anything other than an insane workstation not a gaming machine imo. The review suggests £2000 for the mobo, cpu's and RAM.

    Graphics wise. It has SLi (Tri SLi? not sure)

    Certianly seems to allow crossfire X (4x ATi Cards)

    I doubt anyone concerned enough about their PC purchase will come here with the kind of budget that you would need for us to recommend one.. not that I would anyway.

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    Re: Skulltrail Reviewed

    ah well, forget that then

    If it was like the original AMD dual proc mobos making SMP machines affordable i would have thought about it, but not using Xeons. pft!

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    Re: Skulltrail Reviewed

    CPU are full blow Xeons (771 pins), so yes mega money there. On top of it, you would need FB variant of your DDR2 memory. Pricing of the motherboard is not known yet (at AT/FS anyway), though AT estimate it at $500 (so, £350 min?).

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    Re: Skulltrail Reviewed

    Quote Originally Posted by TooNice View Post
    CPU are full blow Xeons (771 pins), so yes mega money there. On top of it, you would need FB variant of your DDR2 memory. Pricing of the motherboard is not known yet (at AT/FS anyway), though AT estimate it at $500 (so, £350 min?).
    Intels Intepretation of the exchange rate.. swap $ for £ ... all done!

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