Intel announced the Core i7 “Broadwell-E” processor series. The new chips are built for LGA2011v3 socket based on the Intel X99 Express chipset motherboards; some older boards may require BIOS updates to support these chips. The Broadwell-E silicon is based on 14nm process, and Intel launched four SKUs of CPU with two six-core, one eight-core, and the flagship ten-core.
The Broadwell-E lineup begins with the Core i7-6800K a six-core chip features 15 MB of L3 cache, 3.40 GHz clocks with 3.60 GHz Turbo Boost, 28 PCI-Express lanes for the price of $434. Next one is the Core i7-6850K, which is also a six-core chip with 15 MB L3 cache, but features slightly higher clock speeds of 3.60 GHz with 3.80 Turbo Boost and full 40 PCI-Express lanes, the price is $617.
Further up the line-up in the second position is the Core i7-6900K with eight cores, 20 MB L3 cache, 3.20 GHz clocks with 3.70 Turbo Boost, and a price of $1,089.
Finally, the new flagship Core i7-6950X Extreme Edition the first consumer CPU to featuring ten cores, 25 MB of L3 cache, 3.00 GHz clocks with 3.50 GHz Turbo Boost. The Core i7-6950X Extreme Edition sets a new price point of $1,723.