Intel finally unveils the Broadwell-E processor family

Intel finally unveils the Broadwell-E processor family

After months of rumors and expectations Intel has finally unveiled the Broadwell-E CPU family. As expected the new processor line includes four models with all of them made on the latest 14 nm production process. The new chips will work in nearly all Intel X99-based motherboards although in some cases a BIOS update may be needed.

The Broadwell-E line starts with the Intel Core i7-6800K processor, which is a six-core model that runs at 3.40 GHz and jumps to 3.60 GHz in Turbo mode. The chip has 28 PCI-E lanes and 15 MB of L3 cache and retails for USD 434. The Core i7-6800K is followed by the six-core Core i7-6850K processor, which runs at 3.60 GHz and goes up to 3.80 GHz in Turbo Boost mode. This processor also has 15 MB of L3 cache but arrives with 40 PCI-E lanes and a price of USD 617.

The other two models are hardly worth mentioning because of their insane prices. The Core i7-6900K is an eight-core processor that sports 20 MB of L3 cache, 40 PCI-E lanes and clock speeds of 3.20 GHz and 3.70 GHz in Turbo mode. The Core i7-6900K costs USD 1089. The last processor in the line is the almighty Core i7-6950X, which is the first Intel desktop processor with ten processing cores. The chip runs at 3.00 GHz and reaches 3.50 GHz in Turbo mode. In addition to this the Core i7-6950X has 25 MB of L3 cache and sells for USD 1723 – money which few people can spend on a processor.

It is worth noting that all Broadwell-E processors come with support for Hyper-Threading technology. The chips are available now.

Source: Intel

Related posts

SATA 3.3 specs published

SATA 3.3 specs published

The Serial ATA International Organization (SATA-IO), which develops and maintains the Serial ATA specifications, has published the latest SATA 3.3 standard for storage devices. The new specifications allow the creation of storage devices with larger capacities, improve reliability and add...

Diablo 3 Beta coming this autumn

Big news for the fans of Diablo III, Blizzard Entertainment CEO Mike Morhaime has announced during the Activision Blizzard Q1 2011 Financial Results conference, that the external beta testing of third installment of the action, role-playing game is expected to begin in the third quarter of...

Team Group launched Candy SC901 USB drives

“Slim and lightweight” has become a fashion for USB disks! Continuing the success of the Diamond, Team Group Inc. launches the brand new slim and lightweight USB disk SC901 to capture young consumers and students with its mini and exquisite appearance and candy-like cute pastel colors. With...

Leave a comment