April 16, 2024

According to rumors the next family of high-end Intel processors based on the Broadwell-E architecture  may have a model with 10 cores and 20 threads . The chip in question is rumored to be called Intel Core i7-6950X and has a base frequency of 3 GHz, as well as 25 MB of L3 cache.

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The new family Intel Broadwell-E, can be installed on the platform LGA 2011-3 based on the X99 chipset , this CPU would represent an important step for the industry, because it would be the first CPU with 10 cores released for the consumer market. Intel already offers solutions to some time within the 10 core workstations and servers under Xeon brand.

And this flagship model is being accompanied with three other models , which are rumored to be named  Core i7-6900K, Core i7-6850K and Core i7-6800K .They too will be based on the architecture Broadwell-E, but according to rumors will have lesser number of cores : the 6900K will offer 8 cores and 16 threads , 20MB of L3 cache and will have a base frequency of 3.3 GHz.

The model 6850K will have 6 cores and 12 threads , 15MB of L3 cache and a base frequency of 3.6 GHz, and finally, the Core i7-6800K , will also have 6 cores and 12 threads, in addition to 15 MB of L3 cache , but it will have a frequency of 3.4 GHz.

There is no mention of the TDP of these solutions, but it will probably not deviate much from that of Intel Haswell-E, which is  standing at around 140 to 150 watts.As for the pricing regard, they are expected to be priced upwards of $ 400.


Intel Broadwell-E Family Lineup:

Processor Name Intel Core i7-6950X Intel Core i7-6900K Intel Core i7-6850K Intel Core i7-6800K
Process Node 14nm 14nm 14nm 14nm
Cores/Threads 10/20 8/16 6/12 6/12
Core Clock 3.00 GHz 3.30 GHz 3.60 GHz 3.40 GHz
L3 Cache 25 MB L3 Cache 20 MB L3 Cache 15 MB L3 Cache 15 MB L3 Cache
Chipset X99 X99 X99 X99
Socket LGA 2011-3 LGA 2011-3 LGA 2011-3 LGA 2011-3
Launch Price TBD TBD TBD TBD
TDP(Estd.) 140-150W 140W 140W 140W