Your opinion on Intel engineering sample (ES) cpus Tags: CPUs Xeon Intel Last response: May 16, 2011 2:47 PM in CPUs Share tareq May 16, 2011 1:17:52 PM hello, im thinking of getting an Xeon quad core ES cpu with B0 stepping and I wanted to know what do you guys think of ES cpus and how they preform vs retail, OEM versions? Thanks More about : opinion intel engineering sample cpus amdfangirl a b à CPUs May 16, 2011 1:33:21 PM ES < Retail. ES can't possibly be better than retail, they've pre-release silicon, that's too much of a risk. tareq May 16, 2011 1:36:15 PM I thought and I heard that ES usually overclock better and sometimes cherrypicked by Intel when they send to suppliers and review sites? Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Get the answer amdfangirl a b à CPUs May 16, 2011 2:47:52 PM Normally pre-release silicon without limits, but tend to cost more. Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources: ForumCPUs : OEM vs Retail vs Engineering Samples ( ES ) ForumMotherboard for Intel Xeon E5 2687W Engineering Sample ForumIntel Kentsfield Quad Core Engineering Sample (benchmarks!) ForumCPU shown as engineering sample ? ForumIs there a way to recognize an " engineering sample " CPU? ForumEngineering Sample cpu ForumCore 2 engineering samples from China, a question ForumRisk in buying engineering sample cpu? ForumEngineering Samples Bad? ForumIntel Confidential P4 " Engineering Sample " 3.733 GHz/2M/1066 ForumDell gx280 64bit engineering sample ForumThe ten classical engineering sample of Graphic card ForumGulftown i7 980 Hex Core Engineering Sample ForumOverclocking: Dual- vs. Quad-Core CPUs ForumI7 980x engineering sample ForumBest Cpu cooler for ~40 ForumUnlockable Six Core CPUs Forum[Solved] Time to Upgrade! (AMD vs. Intel) ForumYour opinion on the Thermaltake Level 10 GT? ForumIntel i5 2410 More resources Read discussions in other CPUs categories AMD Intel Intel i5 Intel i7 Phenom Cooling Performance !