The follow-up to Haswell-E introduces four Core i7 SKUs on the Broadwell-E architecture, according to an alleged leak posted by Asian site BenchLife.info. Intel is already known as targeting 2Q16 for its Broadwell-E launch, but reportedly intends to break its history of a three-SKU lineup by shipping an i7-6950X at the high-end, followed by an i7-6900K, i7-6850K, and i7-6800K; all four SKUs are unlocked.
Broadwell-E, like its Extreme series chips before it, forgoes an IGP in favor of a larger CPU die. The CPUs ship in 8- and 6-core variants with Hyper-Threading, run upwards of 20MB Cache, support DDR4 exclusively, and host 40 PCI-e 3.0 lanes (not including chipset support). TDP is expected at 140W.
The CPUs will socket in the LGA 2011-v3 socket type.
Initial specs can be found below, as sourced from BenchLife.info. There is still a possibility that these specifications may be incorrect or in flux, but we feel fairly confident that the below listing is mostly accurate:
Intel i7-6950X, 6900K, 6850K, & 6800K Specs
|Frequency / Turbo
|3.0GHz / 3.5GHz
|3.2GHz / 3.7GHz
|3.6GHz / 3.8GHz
|3.4GHz / 3.6GHz
More news is expected through 1Q16.
- Steve "Lelldorianx" Burke.