ASRock’s New BIOS Updates for X99 Boards Add Support for Broadwell-E CPU Lineup
With the launch of Intel Broadwell-E CPU lineup just around the corner, ASRock has issued out new BIOS updates for their entire line of X99 motherboards. The new BIOS files will add support for the upcoming consumer Broadwell-E chips, including the flagship deca-core, Core i7-6950X Extreme Edition, and the Core i7-6900K, i7-6850K and i7-6800K processors.
The announcement from ASRock comes just one week after MSI confirmed that all of its current X99 motherboards now fully support the Broadwell-E processors. For those who don’t know, Intel’s new Broadwell-E processors are built on the 14nm process and fit in the same in the same LGA 2011-V3 sockets as their Haswell predessors.
The Broadwell-E Core i7-6950X Processor Extreme Edition will be the first Intel client CPU that comes with 10 cores and 20 threads. The processor runs at a base clock of 3.00 GHz and a 3.50 GHz boost clock, and rocks 25 MB of L3 cache (2.5 MB per core). Further, it will have an unlocked package to allow overclocking support to enthusiasts.
The i7-6950X processor will be compatible with existing Intel X99 Express chipset motherboards, with BIOS updates.
You can download new BIOS update for your ASRock X99 motherboard HERE.
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