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Intel's Skulltrail gaming platform (we're still refusing to call it the "Intel Dual Socket Extreme Desktop Platform") has been out for a while now, but there haven't been too many pre-built systems based on the design -- in fact, all we've seen so far is the $6,799 Vigor Colossus desktop, which Com...

July 9th 2008 at 8:03pm 0 Comments
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Intel's gunning hard for the high end of the gaming market with the new Skulltrail platform, but nothing about it is cheap -- the D5400XS mobo at the heart of the platform costs $649 to start, and the flagship "fastest ever" config features two $1,499 3.2GHZ QX9775 processors. Still, if you're a ha...

February 20th 2008 at 4:21pm 0 Comments
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We're not going to set this one up with some creepy bedtime story like Vigor does on its own website, but seriously, this beast is kind of scary. The aptly-dubbed Colossus houses Intel's Skulltrail platform along with two Core 2 Extreme QX9775 quad-core processors, and that's just the beginning. Yo...

February 20th 2008 at 8:03am 0 Comments
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We actually thought Skulltrail was a pretty slick name for a gaming platform, but it looks like the suits at Intel were afraid of having too much fun -- say hello to the "Intel Dual Socket Extreme Desktop Platform." Yep, it's official, just announced at GDC. Based on the new $649 D5400XS mobo and a...

February 19th 2008 at 1:05pm 0 Comments
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Tired of lookin' at that stock motherboard that supports Intel's latest and greatest gaming platform? Yeah, us too, so we're fairly stoked that HotHardware has rounded up a few snapshots of Asus' upcoming Z7S WS. Said mobo will reportedly feature "dual LGA771 sockets that support Intel Xeon 5000, 5...

February 16th 2008 at 7:14pm 0 Comments
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Forget that shrinking nonsense Intel keeps talking about -- squeezing battery-sipping processors inside minuscule form factors -- it's totally played. We got here some numbers on Intel's new Skulltrail gaming platform, featuring dual quad-core QX9775 processors and other ridiculous specifications d...

February 4th 2008 at 8:54am 0 Comments
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Intel seems like it's going to be making a bigger push at gamers with the launch of Penryn, and HotHardware managed to score some deets on the company's upcoming "Skulltrail" platform, which is built-around server-class hardware reconfigured for gaming. The new mobo pictured here supports dual quad...

December 28th 2007 at 1:39pm 0 Comments