Rumour/Leak: Broadwell-E Core i7 6950X Gets 10 Cores!

According to an NDA leak by Wccftech.com, the upcoming Broadwell-E processor line-up may be very interesting for enthusiast who enjoy the benefits of a large amount of CPU cores and high clock frequencies. The leaked Intel slides contain details on a 10-core Core i7 6950X processor, which means that after the first consumer grade 8-core processor last August, we will now get the first 10-core processor too!.

The Core i7 6950X is slated for a based frequency of 3GHz, which is the same like the Core i7 5960X Haswell-E flagship. In addition to the attractive 10-core, Intel will also launch the Core i7 6900K with 8 cores at 3.3GHz, the Core i7 6850K with 6 cores at 3.6GHz, and the Core i7 6800K with 6 cores at 3.4GHz. From the looks of it, Intel wants the enthusiasts to move from the mainstream Z170 + quad-core to the more high-end X99 + 6-to-10 core platform. Pricing are not available yet, but all things considered this looks like a great solution for people who bought into X99 with the Core i7 5820K and now have an upgrade path all the way up to 10 cores.

For more information, check out WCCFTech.com.


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Belgium Massman says:

[IMG]http://forum.hwbot.org/attachment.php?attachmentid=3485&stc=1&d=1447668669[/IMG] [list] [*]Q2'05: first 2-core (Pentium D 840) [*]Q4'06: first 4-core (QX6700) [*]Q1'10: first 6-core (980X) [*]Q3'14: first 8-core (5960X) [*]Q1'16: first 10-core (6950X) [/list] :celebration:

South Africa Vivi says:

Q1 you are suuure? i hope so :O

Australia zeropluszero says:

2 more useless cores.

Indonesia Lucky_n00b says:

Would be interesting to see the clocks since it's based on 14nm broadwell. If this one clocks well, then we can be almost sure that desktop broadwell(5675C/5775C) can't hit high clocks because it's L4 cache design. But that i7-6900K is going to ruin 5960X prices hahah :D

South Africa Banshee says:

Q1 seems a bit soon, hope this is as good as it sounds though. Looks to be a nice jump over the 5775C which was a bit of a letdown. Hope 5960X Prices drop a lot now :(

United States Random says:

Banshee said: Q1 seems a bit soon, hope this is as good as it sounds though. Looks to be a nice jump over the 5775C which was a bit of a letdown. Hope 5960X Prices drop a lot now :(



I don't believe we wil;l see it in Q1 maybe Q2 I mean we would have been hearing about it since the summer if it was to be released in q1.
seeing as there hasn't really been a peep about it before november I highly doubt it..


I am often wrong though.

United States techjesse says:

The Core i7-6950X rocks 25 MB of L3 cache (2.5 MB per core) and will be compatible with current generation X99 motherboards that feature the LGA 2011-v3 socket. O'Yeah! I'll have one :) I hope I get one that will OC to the moon... LOL :)

Czech Republic buildzoid says:

Well this puts me in a dilema. Should I get a 5820K and wait or just get a 5960X anyway.

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