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Gigabyte Updates X99 BIOS to support Broadwell-E

Gigabyte Updates X99 BIOS to support Broadwell-E

Gigabyte Updates X99 BIOS to support Broadwell-E

Gigabyte Updates X99 BIOS to support Broadwell-E

 

Gigabyte has Updated the BIOS of their X99-SOC Force motherboard to support an undisclosed Intel CPU that will launch in Q2 2016, Broadwell-E. 

Intel's upcoming Broadwell-E CPUs are rumored to be launching at Computex 2016, which is in Q2 of this year, the same time as what Gigabyte's BIOS states. 

The main changes of this CPU from previous generation Extreme series CPUs is that it's flagship will have two extra CPU cores, a stronger memory controller and the higher power efficiency that Intel's Broadwell architecture and their 14nm manufacturing process provides. 

 

Specsi7 6950Xi7 6900Ki7 6850K i7 6800Ki7 5960Xi7 5930Ki7 5820K

Core/thread count

10/208/166/126/128/166/126/12

CPU clock

3.00GHz3.30GHz3.6GHz3.40GHz3.0GHz3.50GHz3.30GHz

Memory Type

DDR4DDR4DDR4DDR4DDR4DDR4DDR4

Memory Speed

2400MHz2400MHz2400MHz2400MHz2133MHz2133MHz2133MHz

TDP

140W140W140W140W140W140W140W

Unlocked

yesyesyesyesyesyesyes

 

These CPUs will be available in 6-core, 8-core and 10-core models and will come at a range of clock speeds. 

 

  Gigabyte Updates X99 BIOS to support Broadwell-E  Gigabyte Updates X99 BIOS to support Broadwell-E  

 

Specifications for Intel's Broadwell-E CPUs have already been leaked, revealing that Intel is planning to release a 10-core 20-thread i7 CPU this generation. Better still is the fact that this CPU will be usable on currently available X99 motherboards.

Today a spanner has been thrown is the works as rumors now suggest that the 10-core 20-thread 6950X model will cost $1500 USD, a major price increase for a high end Intel-E platform flagship. The last generation 8-core 5960K costed only $999.99 at launch. 

The flagship Broadwell-E CPU, the i7 6950X, is rumored to come at the same clock speed as the currently available intel i7 5960X, but with the IPC improvements of Broadwell and the increased core count it should give users a 20% performance gain in highly threaded CPU loads. 

 

You can join the discussion on Intel's Broadwell-E platform on the OC3D Forums

 

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28-01-2016, 07:59:41

Dicehunter
Brilliant that X99 owners have a proper upgrade path, 6900K here I come Quote

28-01-2016, 08:12:52

King of Old Old School
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Originally Posted by Dicehunter View Post
Brilliant that X99 owners have a proper upgrade path, 6900K here I come
You can't stop can you, While i sit here and look at a 50% completed build Quote

28-01-2016, 08:37:58

Dicehunter
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Originally Posted by King of Old School View Post
You can't stop can you, While i sit here and look at a 50% completed build
No wife, No kids so I have to keep myself entertained somehow Quote

28-01-2016, 08:47:29

King of Old Old School
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Originally Posted by Dicehunter View Post
No wife, No kids so I have to keep myself entertained somehow
I guess so Quote

28-01-2016, 09:42:32

tolagarf
CPU upgrade has already become a non-factor. There's so many other thing I'd rather spend money on. I don't even use my 5930K to a meaningful extend anyway.Quote
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