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I9-9900 Engineering Sample?

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Posted · Original PosterOP

So, this question might have been asked very often, but I still haven't found an actual answer. 

 

Is it worth buying an engineering sample CPU off of ebay? I've seen a nice 9900@4.40GHz for 290$ with free shipping. (https://rover.ebay.com/rover/0/0/0?mpre=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.ebay.de%2Fulk%2Fitm%2F153792563829) 

 

Also, would the MSI Z390 Gaming Plus support this chip? I don't really plan on overclocking (I heard they OC better so I might try it), but I'll surely lock all cores to 4.40GHz in throttlestop. 

 

Now, by looking at performance, I know it's basically a 9900T eating up 65W instead of 35W, but it still costs less than a 9900T.

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You will have no warranty and no support from Intel,so if something happens - you are on your own.


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Just now, Vishera said:

You will have no warranty and no support from Intel,so if something happens - you are on your own.

^^^ Also many motherboards don't play nice with ES CPUs. QS CPUs are basically the same thing and work fine, but ES ones can have funky microcode or stepping, many motherboards just don't work with them. Assuming the mainstream ES CPUs behave the same as the Xeon ones I'm more familiar with. 


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no reason to get it over a 3700x so not much of a "deal"


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Posted · Original PosterOP
20 hours ago, xg32 said:

no reason to get it over a 3700x so not much of a "deal"

This is not a "Why choose the 3700X over the 9900" thread, but a thread about intel engineering samples

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7 hours ago, Vaultboy384 said:

This is not a "Why choose the 3700X over the 9900" thread, but a thread about intel engineering samples

for the example u gave, it isn't worth it, but i've seen worse. Just make sure the seller has good feedback and pay through paypal.


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