The launch of the latest Intel Extreme Edition CPUs cannot come soon enough for some people. Due for launch (apparently) sometime around Computex in late may/early June, today we appear to have a first glimpse of what Broadwell E processors will offer compared to the current Haswell E offerings of today. Posting on the Overclock.net forum, user Maintenance Bot has been kind enough to offer a benchmark comparison of what gains the new architecture should bring in raw performance terms.
Maintenance Bot managed to get his hands on a Broadwell E-based Core i7 6850K chip, a 6 core (12 threads) that should arrive with a stock clock speed of 3.6GHz, and a turbo clock of 3.8GHz. However in order to be able to make a more direct comparison with the previous generation, Maintenance Bot pushed the 6850K to 4.2GHz, allowing for a more apples to apples comparison with a 5820K were both chips are configured to near identical settings.
The performance gains are certainly in evidence with Broadwell E scoring highly in Cinebench R15 - 1311 vs 1191, and Super PI 32M - 8m27 vs 8m38.
These results are of course entirely preliminary and not guaranteed to be comparable to what we will see at launch, however they do point to a higher Instructions per Clock rate that will mean better performance. It will be even more interesting to see what the flagship deca-core 6950X is capable of.