At Computex 2016, Intel has unveiled its Broadwell-E lineup of processors, debuting its first 10-core desktop CPU. The vendor has been offering CPUs with ten or more cores in the Xeon series for some time now, but this is the first time consumers on X99 motherboards will be able to slot in a 10-core processor. The flagship in the Broadwell-E series is the Core i7-6950X Extreme Edition, which will retail for an astounding $1,723.
The LGA2011-v3 socketed Core i7-6950X Extreme Edition offers a base frequency of 3.0GHz, a turbo frequency of 3.5GHz, and can accommodate memory modules with 2400MHz DDR4 frequency. The CPU has a 140W TDP, 25MB L3 cache, and 40 PCIe 3.0 expansion lanes. There are a total of four SKUs in the Broadwell-E platform, with the base variant, the six-core Core i7-6800K, retailing for $434.
Intel is saying that the Core i7-6950X is twice as fast as the Skylake-based Core i7-6700K at 3D rendering, and 35% faster than its predecessor, the Core i7-5960X. The vendor also noted a 25% increase when it comes to video editing and gaming in 4K. Interested in knowing everything about the Braswell-E platform? Head to the link below.
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