Broadwell-E might be more expensive than initially expected

Broadwell-E might be more expensive than initially expected

One of the things that year 2016 will bring upon us is the new Broadwell-E CPU family, which we reported on a while ago. The family will come with four chips inside with the Core i7-6950X being the first Intel desktop processor with 10 cores inside. The chip will run at 3 GHz and will pack 25 MB of L3 cache, which is simply impressive. In addition the expected price was around USD 1000, which was not that much for such a processor.

Unfortunately it now seems that Intel might charge more for this processor and likely for the entire Broadwell-E line. Online rumors now claim that the Core i7-6950X will retail for as much as USD 1500, which will make this chip really expensive. There are no official reasons for this possible price hike but there might be two major reasons – the complexity of making such a chip and then weak competition from AMD.

If the i7-6950X sells for USD 1500, then this means that the remaining three Broadwell-E members will also cost more. The octa-core Core i7-6900K will likely sell for USD 1000, while the slower Core i7-6800K and Core i7-6850K with six cores each might cost USD 400 and USD 600 respectively. Given this news it might be a smart idea to build your dreamed Haswell-E system now rather than wait for Broadwell-E – these prices might make these chips too expensive for most people around the world.

Source: Guru3D.com

Related posts

Thermaltake releases Toughpower Grand Series PSU line

Thermaltake releases Toughpower Grand Series PSU line

Thermaltake has launched a new PSU line that will act as the successor to the winning Toughpower series of power supply units. The new PSU line is called Toughpower Grand Series and offers models with wattage of 650W, 750W, 850W, 1050W and 1200W. All PSUs that are in the Toughpower Grand Series...

Rolling Balls

Rolling Balls

Rolling Balls is a simple and free Android game that may be a perfect solution when you want to kill some time or rest a little during your working day. The app is so small we did not notice when it installed on our Android tablet. Once you run it you will see that the interface is also very...

Fujitsu unveils M2010 Netbook

Fujitsu PC Asia Pacific today proudly unveils the second of its netbook range, the Fujitsu M2010. Measuring a luxurious 10.1 inch, this lightweight darling comes adorned in refreshingly chic colours that exude stylish appeal amid its slim design. Together with the generous storage capacity...

Leave a comment