Yup, it is dark inside the secret Intel CES bunker here in Las Vegas, so apologies for the dark shaky-cam nature of my little film below.I caught up with Francois Piednoel who gave me a glimpse into the power of Skulltrail. For those of you who don’t know – Skulltrail is the codename for Intel’s ultmate enthusiast product, a two CPU 8 core overclockable monster machine with four x16 PCI-Express slots. Francois was showing it off with 2 Nvidia G80’s nicely nestled within the bowels of a beautifully painted Alienware ninja gaming rig.
The Alienware was watercooled, but he let me take some snaps of another system he made himself that was running at 4GHz using only an air-cooling solution.
For those of you who are tempted to leave comments about how 8 cores are just not necessary for gaming – check out the Skulltrail CPU utilisation while flying an Aribus A380 in the latest version of Microsoft Flight Simulator.
Skulltrail is expected to ship in the next three months – which makes Francois happy.