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how do you find out if your motherboard supports Engineering Sample Xeons?

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February 7, 2014 6:16:27 PM

I was looking at some older Engineering Sample Xeons and this question came to my head/

I would pair it with an Asus Z9PE-D8 if this is possible.

What are the differences between the regular consumer cpu/oem and the ES?
Should I just stick with OEM, or is it okay to just buy an older ES cheap?

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February 7, 2014 6:36:12 PM
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An Engineering Sample is a "beta" version of the actual processor, handed over previous official release to other entities to verify it's stability or for showcasing customers what's gonna be the new product.

Most of the times these Engineering Samples are OK, but their reason of existence is to allow 3rd parties to detect any issue on them so the manufacturer can fix those final bugs for the official retail/OEM versions.

You could risk buying them assuming price is really a bargain, like I said before most of those happen to be with no issues, but here and there are some that have some issues.
February 7, 2014 6:41:40 PM

RaDiKaL_ said:
An Engineering Sample is a "beta" version of the actual processor, handed over previous official release to other entities to verify it's stability or for showcasing customers what's gonna be the new product.

Most of the times these Engineering Samples are OK, but their reason of existence is to allow 3rd parties to detect any issue on them so the manufacturer can fix those final bugs for the official retail/OEM versions.

You could risk buying them assuming price is really a bargain, like I said before most of those happen to be with no issues, but here and there are some that have some issues.


I am looking to get one that has been it past work use, so I know it has been good.

Would any 2011 board handle an ES?

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February 7, 2014 8:32:05 PM

Yes, as long as the socket and the cpu are the same, and assuming the mobo is more recent than the ES it should be able to recognize it.
February 8, 2014 7:44:42 AM

RaDiKaL_ said:
Yes, as long as the socket and the cpu are the same, and assuming the mobo is more recent than the ES it should be able to recognize it.


okay- thank you.
February 22, 2014 11:44:21 PM

Hi, I just tried to put together a system with the ASUS Z9PA-D8 dual socket board and two Xeon E5-2643 (Engineering samples). It works with one CPU but not with both. Still trying to find a solution... with one CPU its not really worth it. I hope you have better luck if you try the dual CPU setup.
February 26, 2014 1:06:11 PM

NZ_DM said:
Hi, I just tried to put together a system with the ASUS Z9PA-D8 dual socket board and two Xeon E5-2643 (Engineering samples). It works with one CPU but not with both. Still trying to find a solution... with one CPU its not really worth it. I hope you have better luck if you try the dual CPU setup.


oh damn...do they lack multi cpu support you think?
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