Chips in excellent condition. One was stamped made in Costa Rico ...
John Wilson, Amazon
19 November 2015
Summary: Chips in excellent condition. One was stamped made in Costa Rico and the other Malay, but it didn't make any difference. They worked great in a 2010 Mac Pro 5,1 and drove my Geek Bench scores to over 30,000. Very happy with the upgrade and the new processors.
Good cpu, but make sure the board you intend to put it in will take it.
3 June 2015
Summary: CPU works well. Questionable packaging. Not the fault of the cpu vendor, but the board I purchased with it (from a different vendor) did not have the correct bios installed so I had to put in a lower end cpu of the same slot type and upgrade the bios. Then the board recognized the Xeon cpu.
Summary: Until I bought this processor, I had been running my 6.5 years old trusty i7 920 on X58 platform (with Asus P6T Deluxe v1 mainboard). Before that I used to be an upgrade junkie but like many other reviewers who own X58 systems, I wasn't very impressed with later generations of CPUs & platforms and...
Summary: Replaced my i7 950 with this in my MSI x58 Pro-E motherboard (Last Firmware 8.F) At first the computer fired up and all, but nothing woke the screen up. Scared and worried I ran around the web trying to make sure I had compatible hardware with this Xeon. Couldn't find anything.