Intel Engineering Sample Build | Justin's New Work Rig

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Looks slick! I might have to look into getting an engineering sample for my next build. (whenever that is lol)

Will the Engineering samples work for things like a VM Server or a NAS with ECC Memory?

Will it work with hardware passthrough?

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I’m still a bit iffy on ES Xeons. They don’t seem 100% legal.

Intel® Engineering Sample Processors (“Intel® ES Processors”), also known as Intel® Qualification Sample Processors, are pre-production processors loaned to Intel’s Original Equipment Manufacturers (OEMs), Original Device Manufacturers (ODMs), and Independent Software Vendors (ISVs) to be used in the product design cycle prior to product launch.

These processors often include additional features that production processors do not include for customer pre-production evaluation and test purposes. The following conditions apply to Intel ES Processors:

Intel ES Processors are the sole property of Intel.
Intel ES Processors are Intel Confidential.
Intel ES Processors are provided by Intel under nondisclosure and/or special loan agreement terms with restrictions on the recipient’s handling and use.
Intel ES Processors are not for sale or re-sale.
Intel ES Processors may not have passed commercial regulatory requirements.
ES Processors are not covered under Intel warranty and are generally not supported by Intel

Legal is not the term you are looking for. Intel is not the police or the government. However, it is very shady for companies to sell these… however again, they are cheap and fast. I’m sure Intel hates that they are on Ebay. They will need to crack down on them.

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Intel ES Processors are the sole property of Intel.

In my understanding this means that they are still owned by Intel, so when some group in China/HK sells them they could be construed as having been “stolen”, and the buyer now is in the possession of “stolen” property.

But who’s to blame? The buyer or the seller? I’d guess the seller could receive warnings from intel…or intel could ask ebay to take the seller down. But in any case, it’s going to get sold on ali express, they won’t be able to ditch out the sellers.

In a way, both, really. If people didn’t buy them these groups wouldn’t be selling them because there would be no demand for them. At the same time, if there is no supply nobody would be buying them simply because they can’t.

I know there is pretty much no way Intel could stop all sales, but people can take the moral high road and not buy them.

And it’s still possible to get socket 2011 motherboards and Xeon 2670s. Would be significantly cheaper than the above example and should have reasonably similar overall performance. And it even wouldn’t be supporting a shady market!

I know a guy; has a ton of ES GPU’s and CPU’s. Got some directly from people who worked for Intel actually.

People who have stolen goods are still on the hook for having stolen goods

Shady market or not, the concumer will ALWAYS be happy to spend less.

Which stepping did you go with on the 2690 v4? I see there’s a couple different options on the ebay

call it Pumpkin spice Playhouse.

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