Intel’s unreleased Broadwell-EP powered Xeon processor has spotted om eBay, with the Xeon E5-2600 v4 processor which has 18-core and 36 threads thanks to Hyper-Threading. The listing priced was $999, which pretty decent.
The new Intel Xeon E5-2600 v4 works on existing X99-based motherboards, with a base clock of 2.2GHz, and Turbo frequency of 3GHz. The new Xeon CPU is based on Intel’s 14nm process, with a big note that this particular CPU is an engineering sample with the ‘A0’ stepping which means it’s an early sample. The Xeon E5-2600 v4 comes with 45MB L3 cache in total and 145W of TDP. The 18-core Xeon E5-2600 v4 works with the Supermicro X10SR series with the BIOS R 2.0, while the X10DR series works with the BIOS R 2.0 release.
ASUS motherboards will include the X99 series with the BIOS 2101, Sabertooth X99 with BIOS 2101 and the Z10PE series with BIOS 3101. GIGABYTE motherboard support includes their GA-X99 series, as long as they’re rocking BIOS F20.