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.