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How can you tell an Engineering Sample

TRCDROM

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I have two brand new CPUs in a tray. (Image Below). When I go to the Intel Site (https://www.intel.com/content/www/us/en/support/articles/000005719/processors.html) I see there is a tool I can use to see if they are Engineering Samples BUT these are not installed on a computer.

The CPU has an ES on it so on one hand I would think they are samples. On the other hand according to the Intel Link "The easiest way to tell if you have an ES processor produced by Intel is to look at the processor topside markings. If you have a four or five-digit Qspec listed like the one pictured below, you have an engineering sample. A production processor has a five digit sSpec on the topside markings. It usually begins with S, like SLB9L." - These do not have the four or five digit code.

I am unsure of why the images are not showing up in this thread . The direct link to the JPOG files on my onedrive are:

https://1drv.ms/u/s!AuFkg6zQFDQfmpZyz9RAF-DC9XqSVQ
https://1drv.ms/u/s!AuFkg6zQFDQfmpZzVpVlEBDlZim-0w




 

TRCDROM

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Thank you LTC8K6. I mentioned that I saw the ES on the CPU and that leads me to believe they are Engineer Samples but the Intel site says to look for codes. I did not see the code. Thank you for pointing them out. I will do some further research.

I know that I am not allowed to sell them but am I allowed to give them away.
 
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