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Intel SkullTrail P - Dual Core 2 Extreme QX9775 Processors
Posted by newsbot on February 06th 2008

When it comes to performance the Intel Skulltrail platform is han ds down the fastest platform that we have ever looked at. With the dual 3 .2GHz Core 2 Extreme QX9775 quad-core processors in the system it consist ently outperformed the other test systems in multi-threaded tests that co uld take advantage of the eight cores. The only two areas that the Skullt rail platform didn't shine was in memory bandwidth and gaming. The DDR2-8 00 FB-DIMMs just don't provide the memory bandwidth needed to compete wit h DDR3 memory kits and it shows where memory bandwidth does come into pla y. When it comes to gaming it's not the fact the board is only PCI Expres s 1.0, it is because the games are not optimized to run on eight cores. I n reality many games are designed to run on just three cores as many game s are now written with consoles in mind...

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