Intel’s 10-Core Broadwell-E Core i7-6950X CPU Sold for $1950 on eBay
Last week, Intel’s upcoming flagship Broadwell-E CPU, the 10-core i7-6950X, was spotted listed on eBay for $1750. Well the update on that listing is that Core i7-6950X is now sold, not for its listed price–but, for a whopping $1950. That’s right, one fellow has paid this exorbitant price so that they could test the chip out before launch.
Worth noting, this isn’t a retail sample, but an engineering sample that could have possibly be given to a store or media outlet for testing purposes. The price for which this chip has been sold on eBay is still a lot cheaper than for what NCIX has put it on preorders; i.e, $2499.
The i7-6950X CPU is expected to retail for US$1500 MSRP, which is indeed quite a markup over the 5960X’s $999.99 launch price. Built on the new 14nm process, the new Broadwell-E flagship features 10 cores and 20 threads against the predecessor’s 8-cores, 16-threads configuration. In addition to this, the processor runs at a base clock of 3.00 GHz and a 3.50 GHz boost clock, as well as rocks 25 MB of L3 cache (2.5 MB per core).
The ‘X’ suffix indicates that the processor will have an unlocked package to allow overclocking support to enthusiasts. Further, the i7-6950X will support DDR4-2400 RAM and feature a TDP of 140W. The full specifications include:
Intel Core i7-6950X Processor Specs:
- Process Node: 14nm
- Cores/Threads: 10/20
- Core Clock: 3.00 GHz
- Boost Clock: 3.50 GHz
- L3 Cache: 25 MB L3 Cache
- Unlocked Multiplier (BCLK OC): Yes, Full Range OC
- Chipset: X99
- Socket: LGA 2011-3
- Memory Support: DDR4-2400 MHz
- TDP: 140W
- Launch Price (Speculated): ~$1500 US
Intel could launch the Core i7-6950X processor along with other members of the family at Computex 2016 event next month.