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[Xbit] Intel's Next-Generation Eight-Core Sandy Bridge E Processor Hits Ebay.

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Intel Corp. has begun to send samples of its next-generation enthusiast-class processors code-named Sandy Bridge E to various third parties for testing. At least several engineering samples of eight-core Intel Core i "Sandy Bridge E" in LGA2011 package are now on sale at Ebay web-site.

The chip marked as "Intel Confidential" has eight cores with Hyper-Threading technology, 20MB of level-three cache and clock-speed of 1.60GHz. The chip has Q19D s-Spec as well as belongs to A4 stepping. The chip is currently on sale at an Ebay auction for roughly $1400, which is considerably higher than the price of today's top-of-the-range Core i7 "Extreme Edition" processor.

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Except I thought there would not be an 8-core variant to begin with.... perhaps this is for servers?
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Pretty sweet!
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on the product description seller said he counted pins and there are 2011 pins is that how many there are supposed to be and why do i think this is a XEON ES?
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Lol, good thing my games take advantage of 8 cores. Oh wait.
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Oh crap! Not this Ebay chip again lol
     
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Except I thought there would not be an 8-core variant to begin with.... perhaps this is for servers?
Ivy Bridge is supposed to have 8 core processors, they are supposed to replace the 990x. 8 will be the new 6 for the EE processors.
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Seriously though, why the low clock speed?
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Seriously though, why the low clock speed?
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Because this chip is an early sample.
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