Intel introduced the first 10-core processor for desktop PCs is worth $1723

Intel announced a new family of processors Core i7 Extreme Edition based on the architecture Broadwell-E. the Flagship of the new range was a Intel Core i7-6950X – the first processors with 10 cores for the desktop. The most powerful desktop chip from Intel valued at $1723.

New CPU not simply increase the level of performance compared to predecessors thanks to its increased number of cores and architectural improvements. Novelties get the “extreme” Intel platform to a new level-both in terms of opportunities and at a fraction of the cost.

In recent years, a category of users who lack the power of modern processors for desktop PCs, but who for some reason do not want to switch to server solutions like the Intel Xeon. Such users use demanding professional applications and modern computer games. Moreover, they don’t mind overclocking, as well as its tuning for specific tasks.

New 10-core Intel CPU and three line CPU (Core i7 6900K, 6850K and 6800K) are made for 14-nanometer process technology with transistors 3-D Tri-Gate. Compared to the previous generation it provides 35% more multithreaded performance. The base clock speed Core i7-Extreme Edition 6950X is 3 GHz, the maximum (Turbo Boost) — 3.5 GHz. Volume cache of the third level is 25 MB.

Family processors, Broadwell-E will be offered as in the boxed version, and in the embodiment for the finished systems. They are compatible with existing motherboards based on chipset Intel X99, you only need to update the BIOS of the motherboard. However, this hasn’t stopped some motherboard manufacturers release to debut Broadwell-E fresh model of their products.

All new processors support Intel socket LGA 2011-v3, Quad channel DDR4-2400, 40 lines PCI Express 3.0 and Hyper-Threading (simultaneous processing of up to 20 threads — two threads per core). The frequency multiplier is unlocked, so the CPU can be freely overclocked.

Clifton Nichols

Clifton Nichols

Hi! I’m Clifton and I am a full-stack engineer with a passion for building performant and scalable applications that are beautiful and easy to use.

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