Intel’s next generation Broadwell-E platform is on its way, where we’re learning about the next-gen HEDT family that will still work on existing X99 platform, with an entire new SKU lineup of exciting processors.
The flagship CPU in the new Broadwell-E family will be the Core i7-6950X, which will feature 10 x CPU cores and 20 threads. The Core i7-6950X should be clocked at around 3GHz, but it will be unclear until release which is expected in Q1 2016.
There will be plenty of other CPUs released in the Broadwell-E family, including the new Core i7-6900K. The new Core i7-6900K will also be manufactured on Intel’s impressive 14nm technology, with 16 threads of power behind it. The Core i7-6900K should rock a frequency of 3.3GHz, and 20MB of L3 cache. It will reportedly land on the X99 platform, which will confuse most people as the Core i7-6700K fits onto the Z170 chipset.
There’s also the Core i7-6850K and Core i7-6800K, which will knock the CPU core count down from 8 on the 6900K to six, but with HT technology we’ll still see 12 threads. The clock speed on the Core i7-6850K should be 3.6GHz, while the Core i7-6800K will sit at 3.4GHz. Both of these processors will reportedly rock 15MB of L3 cache.