Intel 10-Core Broadwell-E To Hit Market in Q2 2016, Leaked CPU Roadmap Confirms
Intel’s upcoming Core i7 Broadwell-E desktop processors will launch in Q2 2016, according to the company’s latest desktop roadmap leaked by Chinese tech site Benchlife. The chart confirms what we have been hearing for a while, that Broadwell-E chips sport 6, 8 and 10 cores and will hit the market towards the beginning of that quarterly period.
The Broadwell-E family will be targeted at enthusiasts and extreme desktop users. If an earlier report is to be believed, this high end desktop (HEDT ) range of processors includes as many as four different chips, out of which the Core i7-6950X will be the flagship of the Broadwell-E lineup. The processor features 10 physical CPU cores and supports Hyper-Threading for a total of 20 threads.
The chip will run at a base clock of 3.00 GHz and a 3.50 GHz boost clock. In addition, it comes with an unlocked multiplier and voltage tweaking flexibility to to allow ‘extreme’ overclocking support to enthusiasts.
The full lineup of Intel Broadwell-E processors will consist of four new offerings which include:
- Intel Core i7-6950X
- Intel Core i7-6900K
- Intel Core i7-6850K
- Intel Core i7-6800K
The other CPUs in the lineup boast six or eight cores, all of them with Hyper-Threading. All the Broadwell-E processors will have a TDP of 140W, total cache ranges from 15 to 25 MB, and will be compatible with current generation X99 motherboards that feature the LGA 2011-v3 socket.
As for the pricing, the flagship Intel Core i7-6950X will cost around $1000, the mid-tier 8-core processor around $600, with the entry level Broadwell-E chips to come with a price tag of around $400.
The Broadwell-E launch will be followed by Apollo Lake and Kaby Lake-U chips for the embedded segment to power low-energy devices. The chips are said to be scheduled for the end of summer.