A short update on the Haswell-EP front. AS you may know the upcoming dual socket systems will be arriving sometime in September this year and will contain some new enhancements. Engineering Samples for the same have already been sent a few months back and it was only a matter of time before these started popping up.
Intel Haswell-EP Xeon E5-2600 V3 Sample Gets Sold on Ebay for $650
These new processors will have the AVX 2.0 instruction set and integrated voltage regulator. Ofcourse since this is the LGA 2011-3 or Revision 3 or R3 socket, the CUPs can support upto 14 cores and both DDR and DDR4 Memory. The QPI Bandwidth is now 9.6 GT/s. The Sample listed runs at a clock speed of 2.5Ghz, which is about right for a processor designed for the server space. The FPO Number is state to be C313 which would mean it was mentioned sometime at the end of March.
Now the chip just says QDD3 and we know this is the Xeon E5-2600 v3 family because the processor can scale up to two sockets. This particular processor or the QDD3 has 12 CPU cores and incorporates 30MB Level 3 Cache (L3 ). It supports hyperthreading so you can expect 24 threads right here. The maximum boost frequency is 3 Ghz and the base clock sis 2.5 Gh as mentioned before. DDR4 memory is supported upto 2133 Mhz, after which the memory controller starts to over clock itself. Although the seller knows what he is doing, it would be interesting to see where the founder finds himself an R3 motherboard.