Anyhow, it says only SOME boards are compatible with this new cpu and I was wondering what the heck the guys talking about.
I could only think that it is some sort of mobile cpu, google told no tales. It does appear to have a heatspreader installed so I am mystified.
Its one of the older cores that they are trying to pawn off on stupid people, and as for the ES, i have no clue but all i know is that it is OEM since it doesnt come in a box with a heatsink, Clawhammer is the old core the new core is the Venice. for socket 939 but since this is for 754 i dont know, all i know is that there are no new lower end cores out there other than a few new semprons so probably just some bs they made up to help it sell.
Wasn't Clawhammer one of the first cores for the Athlon 64 architecture? I bought one of the 'applicable motherboards' Sep. 2004 (MSI FIS2R) with a Newcastle Core. That motherboard was one of the first out that supported socket 754, stopped making it about 6 months after I bought it. I agree that he is just trying to pawn off some old inventory thats around 2 years out of date.
ES = Engineering Sample
They are functional samples and should work on their respective platforms.
They are not meant for sale but a lot of them are leaked onto the market.
Here in Taiwan, there were ES samples of Pentium D 820 that were sold for 60 ~ 70% price of a retail boxed Pentium D 820. So being such a old processor, I'd say it's worth 1/3 or 1/4 of the retail price?
I guess warranty would be your biggest concern if you were to purchase this ES porcessor!.......There isnt any warranty with ES samples!!