Sandy Bridge-EP CPU hits Ebay, can be yours!

I missed this kind of Intel ES leaking to Ebay! Now the only thing left is finding that precious X79 mainboard!

Link to ebay: Intel i7 8 core ES Q19D Sandy Bridge platsburg chipset

We're still at least four to five months from Intel's launch of the Sandy Bridge-EP Xeon series of processors, but if you have enough cash to spare, you can own one today. The CPU was listed on Ebay earlier today and judging by the pictures and details posted by the seller; this is the real genuine deal.

The CPU is of course an Engineering Sample or ES CPU as they're also known as and it's not intended for general usage. That said, what we appear to be looking at here is a Xeon E5-4600 or E5-2600 series CPU. Why? Well, simply because it's an LGA-2011 part and these CPUs will end up in one or the other Xeon family depending on how many sockets the CPU supports (4600 series for quad socket, 2600 series for dual socket). The seller on the other hand seems to think he's got a Core i7 Extreme Edition CPU for the X79 chipset, but this isn't likely to be case here.

The CPU is labelled Q19D ES 1.60GHz which is again speaking volumes for this being a Xeon CPU rather than a high-end consumer desktop part. The information provided by the seller claims that this is an 8 core 16 thread part and the same seller has offered a similar model, Q19J which is also a 1.6GHz part, but presumably with 6 cores and 12 threads. The Q19J part is said to have 15MB L3 cache which sounds about right, although we're not sure if these CPUs are for dual or quad socket systems.

The 8 core CPU is listed for US$1,359.99 (S$1,675) while oddly enough the 6 core CPU was listed for US$1,699.99 (S$2,093), a steep price indeed for both of them. Either CPU will of course also need a motherboard based on the C600 series chipset (also known as Patsburg) to work properly, something that we're not likely to see until Computex at the end of this month.


Belgium Massman says:

*all heads turn to Andre Yang*


United States Hondacity says:

sandy bridge ep

ep - expensive phuck! lol

South Africa Vivi says:

looking good!

Czech Republic OBR says:

this is result of that sample ...

Belgium HybridChiller says:

what about OC now the Bclock and Pci-bus are seperated again?

no results on OC Bclock yet ?

8core, hhhmmm conpetition for 990X or destroysthe 990X ?

Curious about cpu's with stock higher Mhz clock and/or mulitplier.

Australia Jimba says:

looks nice! now i wonder when more ES chips will start floating in.... looks like a pretty cool chip! cant wait to see how they clock (if that is possible)

TaPaKaH says:

1356 ES were available as early as January .. wonder what took 2011 so long

United States G H Z says:

That guy had another 2011 ES up a couple weeks back, Q19J 6 core.

Greece junior-21- says:

I like the part he says: no guarantee but I assure you its not DOA how could someone see that with no boards available? hehe

Czech Republic OBR says:

boards are avilable, but only for someone .... i had in hands two of them, but no CPU ...

Germany aslanwas says:

no free multiplier ?

United States Brolloks says:

TURN and BURN is seller, mmm, I know this guy

Germany SoF says:

that first result is not really saying much - way to slow due to the clock so I think we still need to wait a bit for ES suitable for OC to hit the grey market ;)

Norway knopflerbruce says:

PP/thread could be relevant, though...:)

Belgium Gamer says:

Would be great for a keychain :eek:

Eeky NoX says:

Already the hole for the ring Gamer :D Agree I don't see anything special here sorry... nothing exciting btw

Spain Predator says:

i will buy 2, they look cheap :D who cares about motherboard anyway, i just want to have 2 xD

Eeky NoX says:

Earrings Predator ? :D

Greece George_oc says:

Yes, but can it play Crysis?

South Africa 7ate9 says:

They sell 12ghz cpus on ebay aswell

South Africa 7ate9 says:

They sell 12ghz cpus on ebay aswell

United States Movieman says:

Interesting. Haven't seen any 8 core SB chips yet but the low speeds( 2400mhz max) on the 10 core chips(4870's) and the small numbers on computational power of those and lets not forget the price tell me to wait. Now a 8 core SB is interesting IF it will clock like the quads.. Big IF so far.

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