We haven't heard much about Skulltrail - Intel's dual socket-771 platform - since news about the preparation of the Core 2 Extreme QX9775. Today though, according to Tech ARP, Intel will launch their D5400XS motherboard - which supports the dual Xeon setup - in early February. The board's two nForce 100 MCP northbridge chips allow it to support up to four PCI Express x16 slots. That, along with a 10-layer PCB, contribute to a starting price of US $600.

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