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Intel's Broadwell-E 6950X 10-core may cost $1500

Intel's Broadwell-E 6950X 10-core may cost $1500

Intel's Broadwell-E 6950X 10-core may cost $1500

Intel's Broadwell-E 6950X 10-core may cost $1500

 

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.  

These CPUs are now rumored to be launching at Computex 2016, which is in line with previous rumors that stated that they would release in the first half of next year. 

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. 

 

Broadwell-E Specifications Leak - 10-Cores and 20-Threads

 

Right now Broadwell E CPU are rumored to be released in the first half of 2016 and launch at Computex. The CPU is rumored to come at the same clock speed as the currently available intel i7 5960X, but with the small 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 Broadwell-E's pricing on the OC3D Forums.

 

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09-01-2016, 10:21:34

JR23
Still cheap compared with a 6700k.

Ok, maybe it's not. But all CPU prices seem to have stepped up a fair bit bar 2011-3 following Skylake's launch, so seeing Broadwell-E go up too, especially with the addition of two more cores is to be expected. It will be interesting to see what other internal tweaks may come along with this generation, more PCIe lanes would be nice, 44 or 50 or so

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09-01-2016, 10:24:02

Dicehunter
I'll wait for a sale on the 6900K then seeing as you can drop it into existing X99 boards Quote

09-01-2016, 10:24:57

WYP
Quote:
Originally Posted by JR23 View Post
Still cheap compared with a 6700k.

Ok, maybe it's not. But all CPU prices seem to have stepped up a fair bit bar 2011-3 following Skylake's launch, so seeing Broadwell-E go up too, especially with the addition of two more cores is to be expected. It will be interesting to see what other internal tweaks may come along with this generation, more PCIe lanes would be nice, 44 or 50 or so

JR
TBH I was very surprised the price did not go up with the 5960X's launch.

As you said, this is not really unexpected with 2 more cores, a new process node and a new architecture.Quote

09-01-2016, 10:26:15

AlienALX
Quote:
Originally Posted by JR23 View Post
Still cheap compared with a 6700k.
Actual real LOL.

As for the price? I kind of expected it really. This is what the CPU landscape looks like with no competition and it's not chuffing nice.

And people hate on AMD and wish they weren't around any more. Sheesh, I actually shudder to think what Nvidia would charge if they had the audience all to themselves.Quote

09-01-2016, 16:32:00

Kushiro
Haha, for a second there I was going to say is that in AUD Quote
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