Cross platform enterprise level multi processor server board that allows gaming graphics. Another drawback of the new platform is its immense appetite for power, setting a new if questionable record for highest power consumption of a single desktop system. When using more than one drive the user can have additional protection against data loss in the event of hard drive failure. Unfortunately, with all the delays in releasing its quad-core chips, the 4×4 never really gained traction, not even as a quad-core solution. Note that ECC memory support requires both processor and chipset support.

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Intel’s 8-core Skulltrail Platform: Close to Perfecting the Niche

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It consumes about W, and with two of these Inetl, and if all of intsl motherboard’s memory and graphics slots are to be populated, too, the Skulltrail might require a power supply capable of delivering over W! Quote message in reply? Trail of Skulls Thus, the situation was suddenly much less threatening for Intel than anticipated.

Hardware News Roundup – February Intel BIOS are compressed and encrypted with a signed file, so even if we edit you wouldn’t be able to flash Some things can be changed, but not a lot, with the tool mentioned below Also, Intel Integrator Toolkit will allow you to change some settings, but none exactly regarding what you mention.


Then on October 22nd,the two processors were demonstrated running at 4.

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BUT why is such a great board slowed right down by not having DDR3 memory sticks,,because from what I’ve read at the momment there is not that much difference with running this and what I have now which is a quad core with DDR3 which runs great but I do overwork it. Like the 4×4 platform, the Skulltrail has two CPU sockets and four graphics card slots, but it will run two quad-core CPUs to provide a total of eight cores.

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For professionals who need a machine to render 3D or video projects, the Skulltrail is an option, but whether professionals will consider it as a serious option is another story. Thus, buyers will be investing not only in the system itself, but also in their energy bill.

Intel Skulltrail I – Feeling the Power of 8 Cores

Prices are for direct Intel customers, typically represent 1,unit purchase quantities, and are subject sklultrail change without notice.


The board will only accept buffered memory modules, which are used in servers due to their superior error correction capability. This specific part is no longer being manufactured or purchased and no inventory is available. Ultra-keen gamers and developers will appreciate the Skulltrail’s ability to run either SLI or CrossFire configurations on the same platform, while users who run multithreaded software will love the 8-core CPU support.

More than million graphics chips shipped in Q4.

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Intel Skulltrail I – Feeling the Power of 8 Cores

More than million graphics chips shipped in Q4. Please help improve this article by adding citations to reliable sources.

Clear queue Compare 0. Measuring 33 x Computers based on the Skulltrail platform also require high-output power supplies for both the CPU and graphics cards, along with a computer chassis capable of accommodating the motherboard, which is based on an Extended ATX form factor design. Memory — Memory Interface and Quad-Channel. Webarchive template wayback links Articles needing additional references from March All articles needing additional references.

The Latest On Tom’s Hardware. Therefore, Skulltrail can operate eight processing cores on one system. The X is a quad-core CPU with a 3.