Intel prepares new chip at 5.1 GHz

Intel prepares new chip at 5.1 GHz

AMD may not have the fastest x86 chips on the market right now but this company undoubtedly leads in one chart – that of high CPU clock speed. AMD’s FX-9590 processor is currently the world’s fastest x86 chip in terms of clock speed – the silicon inside runs at full 4.7 GHz and even at 5.0 GHz when in Turbo mode. But will AMD keep this crown much longer?

We kind of doubt it – new online reports claim that after launching the Core i7-6950X ten-core Broadwell-E processor Intel will release a new 14 nm chip that will run at full 5.1 GHz. The chip will be called Xeon E5-2602 V4 and will be designed for server use. Unfortunately, the reports continue by saying that the Xeon E5-2602 V4 cannot be used in desktop systems so despite the high clock speed chances that you will be able to use this chip in your computer are more than slim. In addition in order to reach such a frequency Intel had to cut down the number of cores so the Xeon E5-2602 V4 processor will be a quad-core part. The chip will have 10 MB of L3 cache, which amounts to 2.5 MB of cache per core, and will operate at 165W of TDP, which is still a bit better than AMD’s 220W TDP level for the FX-9590.

There’s no word on pricing as of now but it will hardly be of interest to you since the Xeon E5-2602 V4 will not be available in stores. Instead Intel will ship this processor to large partners across the USA and there’s even a rumor that the US Department of Homeland Security will employ this chip. Even then it is still good to know that Intel develops new chips after years and years of releasing marginally faster processors.

Source: Wccftech.com

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