Intel 3.4GHz Skulltrail And QX9650 Performance Preview

Posted on Friday, Sep 21 2007 @ 02:00 CEST by Thomas De Maesschalck
Intel was kind enough to let a few members of the press get some time in with their Skulltrail platform, featuring a pair of quad-core Yorkfield processors at 3.4GHz on a Seabird chipset-based motherboard. We also have a glimpse of the new QX9650 processor for the desktop…

“We also saw a trio of extreme machines. One was powered by a 3.0GHz Core 2 Extreme QX9650 (Yorkfield), another was a stock Skulltrail machine equipped with dual 3.0GHz quad-core processors, and the last system was a modded Skulltrail that was overclocked to 4GHz. The modded machine featured a pair of vapor phase-change coolers for the processors, liquid-cooled memory and GeForce 8800 GTX cards, all residing in a custom CoolerMaster case adorned with numerous skulls.”

Check it out at Hot Hardware.


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Thomas has been messing with computer since early childhood and firmly believes the Internet is the best thing since sliced bread. Enjoys playing with new tech, is fascinated by science, and passionate about financial markets. When not behind a computer, he can be found with running shoes on or lifting heavy weights in the weight room.



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