Help Identifying Intel Confidential CPUs

If i were to get a x99 Motherboard, who would like to see YouTube videos where i test them?

  • I would

    Votes: 12 66.7%
  • I wouldn't

    Votes: 6 33.3%

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TheSuperMarioBros2

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I recently got access to a bunch of extremely powerful 'Intel Confidential' CPUs. I know they are technically illegal to sell, and they are engineering samples. I made a list of most of the ones i have access to, and I hopefully correctly identified: ---The only CPUs I currently have on hand are a pair of Intel Confidential QHUY (Xeon E5 2683 v4)'s---

(Single & Multithread ratings pulled from Passmark)

Intel Confidential QHUY (Xeon E5 2683 v4) --- 2.00Ghz --- 16 Cores 32 Threads | Socket 2011-3
Multithread Rating: NA Single Thread Rating: NA

Intel Confidential QGEF (Xeon E5 2697 v3) --- 2.60GHz --- 14 Cores 28 Threads | Socket 2011-3
Multithread Rating: 21667 Single Thread Rating: 1981

Intel Confidential QFRX (Xeon E5 2690 v3) --- 2.60GHz --- 12 Cores 24 Threads | Socket 2011-3
Multithread Rating: 19449 Single Thread Rating: 1990

Intel Confidential QEYJ (Xeon E5 2680 v3) --- 2.40GHz --- 12 Cores 24 Threads | Socket 2011-3
Multithread Rating: 18890 Single Thread Rating: 1877

Intel confidential QFQK (Xeon E5 2683 v3) --- 2.00GHz --- 14 Cores 28 Threads | Socket 2011-3
Multithread Rating: 18013 Single Thread Rating: 1686

Intel Confidential QFSA (Xeon E5 2670 v3) --- 2.30GHz --- 12 Cores 24 Threads | Socket 2011-3
Multithread Rating: 16549 Single Thread Rating: 1690

Intel Confidential QG99 (Xeon E5 2650 v3) --- 2.30GHz --- 10 Cores 20 Threads | Socket 2011-3
Multithread Rating: 15239 Single Thread Rating: 1716

Intel Confidential QEYW (Xeon E5 2630 v3) --- 2.20GHz --- 8 Cores 16 Threads | Socket 2011-3
Multithread Rating: 12841 Single Thread Rating: 1761

Intel Confidential QFS8 (Xeon E5 2650L v3) --- 1.80GHz --- 12 Cores 24 Threads | Socket 2011-3
Multithread Rating: Unknown Single Thread Rating: Unknownk


- And the second list. Sorry if there are any repeats-

Intel Confidential QKVT (Xeon E5 1660 V4) --- 8 Cores 16 Threads | 2011-3
Multi Core: NA Single Core: NA

Intel Confidential QK3E (Xeon E5 2695 V4) --- 18 Cores 36 Threads | 2011-3
Multi Core: NA Single Core: NA

Intel Confidential QHV6 (Xeon E5 2650 V4) --- 10 Cores 20 Threads | 2011-3
Multi Core: 15239 Single Core: 1716

(?)Intel Confidential QH2N (Xeon E5 2650 V4) --- 12 Cores 24 Threads | 2011-3
Multi Core: ??? Single Core: ???

Intel Confidential QK7J (Xeon E5 2699 V4) --- 22 Cores 44 Threads | 2011-3
Multi Core: 21277 Single Core: 1675

Intel Confidential QFSA (Xeon E5 2670 V3) --- 12 Cores 24 Threads | 2011-3
Multi Core: 16549 Single Core: 1690

Intel Confidential QEY6 (Xeon E5 2695 V3) --- 14 Cores 28 Threads | 2011-3
Multi Core: 20761 Single Core: 1940

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I know, that's a pretty big list. However, there were some that i just couldn't find anywhere on google, and i don't yet have an X99 motherboard to test them on (assuming they are 2011-3 socket CPUs). I hope that there are some Intel CPU experts out there that may be able to identify them. This is the list:
Honestly, I'm sure not many will have the slightest clue where to find these unidentified CPUs. But if there is anyone that is willing to go on a CPU identifying hunt, have fun like I did!

Intel Confidential QK8X
Intel Confidential QK92
Intel Confidential QFST
Intel Confidential QE1Z
Intel Confidential QFKC
Intel Confidential QHJE
Intel Confidential QEYG
 

ewwink

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to sell that cpu you must have compatible motherboard, because most buyer atleast want screenshot of cpu-z and hwinfo.
 

Neutron

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This is the info I found on a couple on your list.

Intel Confidential QK8X - - - E5-2690 v4 2.6GHz LGA2011-3 14 Core 3.5M L2 35M L3 Broadwell

Intel Confidential QK92 - - - E5-2680 v4 2.4GHz LGA2011-3 14 Core 3.5M L2 35M L3 Broadwell

Intel Confidential QFST - - - No Info

Intel Confidential QE1Z - - - No Processor Number 2.1GHz LGA2011 6 Core 1.5M L2 15M L3 Ivy Bridge

Intel Confidential QFKC - - - No Info

Intel Confidential QHJE- - - No Info

Intel Confidential QEYG - - - No Processor Number 2.1GHz LGA2011-3 10 Core 2.5M L2 25M L3 Haswell
 

Nashten

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Intel Confidential QHVJ - Intel Core i7 6900k ES1, Broadwell; 3.1GHz, 20Mb L3cache, LGA 2011-3.
 

_haru

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Sorry to necro this thread.

QHJE is a Q0 E3-1230 V5. 65W, LGA 1151, 2.6GHz (3.2 Turbo). Only works on C232/C236 boards. It's harder to find than something like a QHQG but one seller on taobao has it. It's probably the cheapest Q0 1151 chip, since you need a slightly more expensive board to run it. It's been seen working on the Gigabyte X150M-Plus WS, though which BIOS is uncertain (I assume the earliest release).
 

bayleyw

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Those things are early Skylake-SP ES - they only work on Supermicro motherboards with BIOS 2.0 or lower. If you don't actually need AVX-512 but want 16 Intel cores the QQ8M's are a better buy - they have higher turbo, Spectre fixes, and are more supported.
 
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burkesquires

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@bayleyw Thank you!!! I greatly appreciate you sepnding the time to respond especially with such a helpful answer. I have a used HPE ML350 Gen10 coming that has a single bronze processor in it. I am looking for one or two processors to upgrade the system with. My preference would be for higher clock speed and turbo over number of cores for any possible VMs I may use the system with. Dare I ask for recommendations for this set up? It does not have to be a gold processor; I just thought that if I could get one on these that works well it would be a great starting point for a home Unraid system. I also assume it would be better to buy a couple of these now as they may not always be around to buy a second later??? Lastly, where do you come by the sage-like information...if you can say. Thanks you again!
 

bayleyw

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@bayleyw Thank you!!! I greatly appreciate you sepnding the time to respond especially with such a helpful answer. I have a used HPE ML350 Gen10 coming that has a single bronze processor in it. I am looking for one or two processors to upgrade the system with. My preference would be for higher clock speed and turbo over number of cores for any possible VMs I may use the system with. Dare I ask for recommendations for this set up? It does not have to be a gold processor; I just thought that if I could get one on these that works well it would be a great starting point for a home Unraid system. I also assume it would be better to buy a couple of these now as they may not always be around to buy a second later??? Lastly, where do you come by the sage-like information...if you can say. Thanks you again!
QLxx are Skylake-SP ES2 - they are a pre-release stepping with no microcode patches for Spectre/Meltdown and various I/O and virtualization bugs. They are OK in a dev workstation but probably won't give you a good time in a virtualization server.

You want something which is QS/release stepping, e.g. QNEU - outside of the CPUID string those are identical to production parts. I'm not familiar with the ML350 Gen10, but if a BIOS update to support Cascade Lake is freely available most of the Xeon 52xx/62xx/82xx ES'es should be supported. Early stepping Cascade Lakes are a lot less broken than early Skylake-SP's - Cascade Lake was a minor update over Skylake-SP and at least one production CPU shares a revision with the engineering samples.
 
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