Intel Finally Unleashes Broadwell-E: Top End CPU Will Cost You $1723 USD
Written by Michael Larabel in Intel on 31 May 2016 at 07:15 AM EDT. 38 Comments
As was expected for launching at Computex, the Broadwell-E processors are now out in the wild. The Broadwell-E launch also includes Intel's first ten-core desktop processor, but it will cost you a pretty penny.

Broadwell-E comes in 6, 8, and 10 core options with up to 25MB of Smart Cache, Turbo Boost Max 3.0 Technology, support for overclocking, quad-channel DDR4-2400 support, and a ton of other goodies.

Intel's flagship Broadwell-E model has ten physical cores plus Hyper Threading, 3.0GHz base, 3.5GHz turbo, 25MB L3 cache, and a 140 Watt TDP. This i7-6950X model will set you back $1723 USD... A lot more than the flagship Haswell-E (i7-5960X) at $999 USD.

More affordable is the Core i7 6800K that is six cores (plus HT), 15MB cache, 3.6GHz turbo / 3.4GHz base, and will cost you $434 USD. Also launched were the i7-6850K and i7-6900K sitting between the low and high-end.

I'm currently waiting on hearing back from my Intel contact about review samples, so stay tuned for hopefully plenty of Linux benchmarks of Intel Broadwell-E chips in June on Phoronix.
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