According to Computerbase, the next flagship processor from Intel, based on Broadwell-E architecture Core i7-6950X will cost no less than $ 1,500, which is normal when you consider that it is manufactured on 14nm and equipped with 10 cores and 20 threads, so in short for now it doesn’t have any rival. As a mere piece of information, currently the most expensive Intel CPU is the Intel Core i7-5960X (8 cores) with a price around $1,079.

Intel Core i7-6950X Broadwell-E would cost around $1,500

Intel Haswell processors

The Intel Core i7-6950X gets together in a single package of no less than 10 cores and 20 threads at a base frequency 3.00 GHz  and turbo boost up to 3.50 GHz with 25 MB of L3 cache and throwing a restrained TDP will be between 140-150W. This family is completed with the Intel Core i7-6900K, Core i7-6850K and Core i7-6800K. Although their names may confuse us, we remain at a LGA2011-3 Socket.

These CPUs are equipped offer 8/6/6 cores with 16.12.12 threads to a base / turbo frequency 3.20 / 3.70 GHz / 3.60 / 3.80 GHz and 3.40 / 3.60 GHz with 20MB / 15MB / 15MB L3 cache sharing a TDP of 140W. These models may have respective prices of 800, 600 and 400 dollars.

 Processor Cores/threads Clock frequency L3-cache Socket
Intel Core i7-6950X 10/20 3GHz 25MB LGA2011-v3
Intel Core i7-6900K 8/16 3,3GHz 20MB LGA2011-v3
Intel Core i7-6850K 6/12 3,6GHz 15MB LGA2011-v3
Intel Core i7-6800K 6/12 3,4GHz 15MB LGA2011-v3


The website also spotted a refreshed Intel X99 motherboard at CES 2016, offering support for Broadwell-E HEDT processors. The refreshed Intel X99 motherboards will come with support for all the latest features such as USB 3.1 connectors, M.2/NVMe SSD support, and an Intel Thunderbolt 3 controller. These refreshed Intel X99 boards will most likely debut at Computex 2016 later this year, along with the Broadwell-E HEDT lineup.

Gigabyte GA-X99P-SLI

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