Intel’s Yet-to-be-Released 18-core Xeon Broadwell-EP CPU Spotted on eBay for $999
Even though it hasn’t been officially released yet, Intel’s Xeon E5-2600 v4 18-core processor was recently spotted listed on eBay, carrying a price tag of $999 US.
According to the eBay product description, this particular CPU is an early engineering sample with the ‘A0’ stepping, but the seller does mention that it performs well without any issue, delivering its best with whatever you throw at it.
Built on Intel’s 14nm process, the Xeon E5-2600 v4 features 18 physical cores which can manage 36 threads thanks to hyper-threading support. It comes with a base clock speed of 2.2GHz and Turbo frequency of 3GHz, and is expected to be compatible with the X99 chipset.
Moreover, this Broadwell-EP based CPU features a TDP of 145W, 2.5MB of L3 cache per core, with 45MB LLC cache in total. The eBay listing also reveals the processors is compatible with the 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
Since it’s probably nothing like the final chip, so the pricing might change once it hits the shelves.