Intel’s new Broadwell-E processors are due for launch during the first quarter of 2016, and a potential leak has revealed that its top-end model, the i7-6950X, will feature 10 cores, up to 20 threads, and a 25MB cache.
According to Chinese tech website Xfastest, the i7-6950X will surpass expectations, boasting more than the 8 cores and 16 threads previously expected, and offering significantly greater specs than the previous Broadwell architecture.
Xfastest’s report reads (translation courtesy of iLeakStuff):
“Some people may think that Intel’s new processor will go as high as 8 cores and 16 threads, but in fact is not the case, this time Intel will launch four new processors: New models are i7-6950X, i7-6900K, i7-6850K and i7- 6800K, where i7-6950X is the Extreme versions of the same frequency and i7-5960X, the clock is 3.0GHz and support Intel Turbo boost, but the number of cores increase into 10 cores, plus HT technical support, up to 20 threads, and the cache capacity are further enhanced from Broadwell, from the original 20MB cache now becomes 25MB”
“Intel Broadwell-E processors use X99 PCH, currently marketed X99 motherboard can receive BIOS update to support the new CPUs i7-6950X, i7-6900K, i7-6850K and i7-6800K, so you do not have to re- buy motherboards”