Most ES won't have been stressed to the max. The majority of ES parts are used for functional and compatibility testing. Very few ES samples are used outside of say Intel for things like thermal stress testing or accelerated aging testing.I wouldn’t overclock the ES cpu’s
Someone correct me if I’m wrong but they been stressed already to the max.
And we don’t know what kind of minerals /material they made of. The word is going out that there made out of cheaper materials. They were made for testing purposes only.
So I wouldn't risk it. And If you would max 104 blck
As far as materials, they should be exactly the same as production parts unless there was a defect discovered in the manufacturing or assembly process which is extremely rare. The dies themselves are run on exactly the same process and the substrates and associated parts are exactly the same as for release as they are just early parts. It would make little to no sense to use different materials since the whole point of ES is to test for volume production at external customers (OEMs). Yes there are internal ES part at Intel, but those generally don't even have labels and rarely make it outside of projects.