Could this be the very first Intel Haswell-E processor to hit eBay? We noticed that there is a listing up for an Intel Confidential Xeon processor with stepping QFGH that is being sold along with an Intel LGA 2011-3 motherboard. It can be yours for a $2,597.77 with free shipping.
Here is a gallery of the images in the listing:
The listing description states the following:
“One, used, Intel Xeon Confidential QFGH Haswell E5 v3? with motherboard. Processor is in great physical shape, we pulled it and placed it in a static bag. The motherboard has some damage as shown in the pictures. We did not have the parts to test the motherboard so we are selling it as-is. We are unsure the specifications of this setup. We are open to offers as the value is indeterminable.”
That sure looks like it is an Haswell EP Xeon, which is in the same general family as Haswell-E as they share the same socket. Intel LGA 2011-3 with X99 chipset will make up the enthusiast-class desktop platform Haswell-E processors when they come to market. These images give you a great idea of what the processors and the socket will look like.