An engineering sample of Intel’s upcoming Broadwell-EP based Xeon E5-2600 v4 18-core processor was recently spotted on eBay, selling for $999.
The CPU offers 18 physical cores with 36 threads, thanks to hyper-threading support. Even though it is engineering sample, the eBay seller does mention that it performs well and doesn’t have any issues dealing with whatever you throw at it. The CPU has a TDP of 145W and is expected to be compatible with the X99 platform.
The eBay listing reveals the processors is compatible with following motherboards –
- Supermicro: X10SR series with BIOS R 2.0, X10DR series with BIOS R 2.0
- Asus: X99 series with BIOS 2101, Sabertooth X99 with BIOS 2101, Z10PE series with BIOS 3101
- Gigabyte: GA-X99 series with BIOS F20
In case you are curious about the performance on offer, do check out the benchmark scores below.