18-core Broadwell-EP chip seen on Ebay

18-core Broadwell-EP chip seen on Ebay

Long before any processor gets released on the market CPU makers prepare engineering samples of these chips and the Broadwell-EP generation, which is expected this spring, is not an exception – one such chip has been seen on Ebay.

While this chip is not a final piece of silicone, it may give us a good idea what to expect – the sample comes with 18 processing cores that work at 2.2 GHz (3.0 GHz Turbo), support for Hyper-Threading technology and Turbo Boost, 48 MB of L3 cache and TDP of 145W. Preliminary tests indicate that in Cinebench R15 the processor gets 2220 points, which is nearly three times more than a quad-core Intel Core i7-4770K Haswell processor under the same test.

Broadwell-EP_s

The chip sells for USD 999 as of now but since this is an unreleased chip, there’s limited support – only Supermicro X10SR, ASUS X99 and Gigabyte GA-X99 motherboards with the latest BIOS offer support for this chip.

(update: the chip has been sold to one lucky bidder)

Source: Ocaholic.ch

Related posts

Packard Bell unveils 20-inch monitor Viseo 200T Touch Edition

Packard Bell unveils  its new 20-inch monitor Viseo 200T Touch Edition and gives mainstream exposure to the multi-touch technology.Touch screen for an enjoyable experience The use of multi-touch technology is expected to rapidly expand because it provides a fast and intuitive interface for...

AOC treats gamers with new ultra fast gaming monitor

AOC treats gamers with new ultra fast gaming monitor

The famous display maker AOC has debuted a new monitor that has been specifically designed for gamers. The new 24-inch AOC G2460PQU not only comes with a huge display for immersive 3D graphics but also features an ultra fast refresh rate of 144 Hz and response time of 1 ms for ultra smooth...

Bold New Dell (Product) Red Artwork for Studio Laptops Express Passion for Art, Desire to Make A Difference

Dell continues to celebrate a season of design and discovery with the unveiling of the (PRODUCT) RED artwork for the Dell StudioTM laptops. This artwork exemplifies the unique visions of artists passionate about fighting AIDS in Africa. Today’s announcement expands on the Dell Art House...

Leave a comment