Intel Core i7-6950X Broadwell-E has 10 Cores and 20 Threads

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  1. Hilbert Hagedoorn

    Hilbert Hagedoorn Don Vito Corleone Staff Member

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    Finally some info starts to surface. The question is whether the plan still remains:
    Broadwell-E Q1-2016 (X99)
    Skylake-E Q3-2016 (new chipset?)
     
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    Looks like 6800K is the new 5820k, going to be popular.
     
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    Curious about the pricing and overclockability though. Might be a viable upgrade to the X99 chipset owners down the road.
     

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    Sounds like Guru3D needs to update the GPU testing rig. I mean, 10 i7 hyperthreaded cores sounds like the CPU bottleneck effect can be removed tolerably for a few years.

    Seriously, though, this demonstrates why we need AMD to succeed with the Zen architecture. Intel can easily pack 10 cores in a chip, yet they have been offering only 4 for the largest (serious) audience for almost a decade now because the competition is miserable. You'd think they would have moved up to 6 a few years ago, but no. People have to carry them money on a silver platter whether they want or not, so it's all the same to offer the same old stuff under a new name, with a few gimmicks added every now and then to satisfy hypocrites. Naturally the used the immense profits to develop smaller process nodes, which further expands the profits.
     
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    By the time Zen will be around, Intel will release more than 4 cores on the mainstream platform. So this problem won't be a problem, similar to what Nvidia does each time AMD takes the performance crown... temporarly. And then it's the same story all over again, because eventually we'll complain why it's not 8 cores on the mainstream platform / chipset / socket instead of 6. Just what I expect though, imho.
     
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    These all sound great, I might go for the 8 core or even 10 core if I will think it's worth it.
     
  8. fantaskarsef

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    I guess too, with dx12 coming around we will see how many threads / cores are really supported by it. Then more cores / threads could be a serious sales argument of those CPUs even to gamers.
     
  9. Ryu5uzaku

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    It seems my next processor will be 8 or 10 core one.
     
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    I'd be surprised to see a 10 core varient. I think it'll be the same lineup as we already have with Haswell E, 6/12 6/12 8/16 lineup.
     

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    Really low clock frequency. Sad
     
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    Would never go less than 6 cores again, these look interesting
     
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    Similar to 5820K. You do the overclocking yourself, no big deal.
     
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    Affordable 8-core would be a nice upgrade from my current rig.
     
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    10 cores & 20 threads are ok. But how much is the fish? :)

    In DTP or home CAD will be ok,but in gaming not.Because devs are too lazy to develop something to access 6-8+ cores.
     
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    Yup. Im tired of hyperthreaded quad cores. We'll finally see 6/12. Its a worthy upgrade.
     
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    Intel just get these out so you can start preparing Skylake-E. Although I can hardly believe I'll be seriously needing to upgrade my cpu/mobo but I really like the new goodies on new mainboards that am lacking
     
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    You do know that AMD do put out an 16 core CPU right

    Opteron 6284 SE B2 16 2.7 GHz 3.1 GHz 3.4 GHz 8 × 2 MB 2 × 8 MB 3.2 GHz 13.5×-17× 140 W Socket G34 May 1, 2012 OS6284YETGGGU
     
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    Oh blimey... Just when you build a brand new X99/5820K@4.5GHz rig, this comes out... :D

    I think I will hold on to my rig for a few years, unless something really, really tempting comes along.. Which tbh imo, it will take a while since all the bells and whistles are available in the X99/Z170 platforms(GEN3, USB3/3.1, DDR4, M.2, NVME etc).

    Or I could sell my main 5820k rig and use my backup 3770k rig until Skylake-E. Decisions! :p
     
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    Eh... If the base model is priced to compete with 5820k, the higher clocked hexacore priced like 5930k... Where the **** is the 8-core going to go in terms of pricing ?
     

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