CES 2008 Photo Report

Intel (with recap)

Intel placed a strong focus on mobile products in their booth at CES.  A number of UMPCs and MIDs (mobile internet devices) were on display that all featured Intel processor technology.



One of the fun displays consisted of an old Toshiba notebook powered by a 486 processor that sat alongside a brand new Centrino based machine; my how far we have come.  Like last year, Intel also placed a strong focus on HD video and showcased a number of products for the CE and PC markets gears and HD creation, playback, and storage.

A Recap From HotHardware's News Page:
We've posted a myriad of information and 
preliminary benchmarks regarding Intel's upcoming extreme Octa-Core SkullTrail platform over the last few months, since attending the Intel Developers Forum this past September.  In their booth at the Consumer Electronics Show, however, Intel disclosed a few more juicy details and showed off a couple of SkullTrail systems we thought you'd like to see.

Intel SkullTrail @ 4GHz Air and Water Cooled

The system on the left is a custom Alienware rig based on the Skulltrail platform that features a liquid-cooling system and a pair of GeForce 8800 Ultras running in SLI mode.  The dual Core 2 Extreme X9775 processors in the system were running at 4GHz (10 x 400MHz), and according to the BIOS hardware monitor, the chips hummed along at a relatively cool 40 degrees while idling.  The system's specifics can be seen in the CPU-Z screenshot above.

In addition to the Alienware system, the folks from Intel's performance lab also assembled an air-cooled SkullTrail system of their own, which also happened to be clocked at 4GHz.  This system, however, used a pair of Thermalright air coolers on the processors.  With these high clock speeds, and some relatively speedy DDR2-800 CAS 3 FB-DIMMs, the 4GHz SkullTrail rigs burned through the Cinebench R9.5 multi-threaded test in only 6 seconds and the Cinebench R10 benchmark in only 35 seconds.

Stay tuned for more on SkullTrail in the weeks ahead.

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