Intel Broadwell-E Core i7-6950X Could be the World’s First 10-core Desktop at Price of $1500

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Intel Broadwell-E Core i7-6950X Could be the World’s First 10-core Desktop at Price of $1500: If Eight cores not enough, Intel is coming with 10-core monster for you. Users who need more performance and power there is a good news, Intel is developing a new platform- High End Desktop (HEDT). These chips can handle more number of CPU cores and has more memory bandwidth. Intel’s Core i7-6950X, an upgraded extreme edition processor could be company’s and world’s first Deca-core processor.

According to the latest info, the 6950X processor will be compatible with X99 chipset motherboard. But for getting this processor you will have to take out a lot of bucks, as according to a discussion at CES2016 the company is planning to price this 10-core processor at $1,500. On design point of view, being Broadwell-E processor 10-core 6950X is not much different from its predecessors as it’s also based on 14nm technology.

If more number of cores can benefit you at work, then you might have an additional advantage of handling heavy workloads. According to the trends, our gaming needs and multitasking jobs will surely need high number of cores in future and Intel’s this new extreme can be a life-jacket for next-generation. And still they might need to upgrade their Graphic Cards or they will stuck in serious performance issue. So what do you expect from our current generation processors.

Intel Broadwell-E Core i7-6950X Could be the World’s First 10-core Desktop at Price of $1500

Once before, Intel has tried to push a high-priced processor in the market at $1500 code named Core 2 Quad QX9775, however, that CPU went a blank-fire, because of high price and not big improvements in performance. This rumour had leaked a while ago, that Intel is working on this new HEDT chip lineup (Broadwell-E). The main attraction was the Deca-core 6950X with 20 threads monster, three more processors will also be included in Broadwell-E lineup, which are not as much powerful as that of 6950X.

  • Intel Core i7-6800K:- With 6 core(Hexa-core) processor and 12 threads
  • Intel Core i7-6850K:- With 6 core(Hexa-core) processor with 12 threads
  • Intel Core i7-6900K:- With 8 core(Octa-core) processor and 16 threads

In past, Intel has kept the price almost flat even while increasing the number of cores for common desktop users. Even you consider the Nehalem to the Westmere transition (4-cores to 6-cores) or the Ivy Bridge-E to the Haswell-E transition (6-cores to 8-cores). This strategy has always been fruitful for Intel with great customer satisfaction. The processor is projected to be launched in May/June 2016, so we won’t need to wait too long to know the actual price of Intel Broadwell-E Core i7-6950X CPU.

Intel Broadwell-E Family Lineup Specs:

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 3.20 GHz 3.60 GHz 3.40 GHz
Boost Clock 3.50 GHz 3.70 GHz 3.80 GHz 3.60 GHz
L3 Cache 25 MB L3 Cache 20 MB L3 Cache 15 MB L3 Cache 15 MB L3 Cache
Unlocked Multiplier (BCLK OC) Yes, Full Range OC Yes, Full Range OC Yes, Full Range OC Yes, Full Range OC
Chipset X99 X99 X99 X99
Socket LGA 2011-3 LGA 2011-3 LGA 2011-3 LGA 2011-3
Memory Support DDR4-2400 MHz DDR4-2400 MHz DDR4-2400 MHz DDR4-2400 MHz
Launch Price
~$1500 US ~$999 US ~$550 US ~$390 US
TDP 140W 140W 140W 140W

Intel Broadwell-E Core i7-6950X Key Features

  • Features 10 cores and 20 threads
  • 3.0 GHz base clock for each core and 3.5 GHz Boost clock
  • Memory support for DDR4-2400 MHz
  • Unlocked multiplier and has TDP of 140W.


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