Intel will be launching their Broadwell-E high-end desktop (HEDT) lineup at Computex 2016, which will take place May 31st to June 4th in Taipei. Intel’s Broadwell-E lineup is based a 14nm process and is a die shrink from Haswell. Typically with Intel’s HEDT lineup we see three processors released with price points of $400, $600, and $1000. This time Intel will actually be releasing four processors.
The Broadwell-E lineup will consist of the Core i7-6950X, Core i7-6900K, Core i7-6850K, and Core i7-6800K. We have detailed them below.
Intel Core i7-6950X – This will be the flagship processor in the lineup with 10 cores, 20 threads and 25 MB of L3 cache. It will effectively replace the Core i7-5960X. The base clock is set at 3.0 GHz and can boost up to 3.5 GHz. The expected MSRP will be $999.
Intel Core i7-6900K – This is the first step down from the i7-6950X and will feature 8 core and 16 threads with 20 MB of L3 cache. It will replace the Core i7-5930K. The base clock is 3.2 GHz and will boost up to 3.7 GHz. Expect to see a $650 MSRP.
Intel Core i7-6850K – This processor features 6 cores and 12 threads and has 15 MB of L3 cache. It will be replacing the Core i7-5820K. It will have a base clock of 3.6 GHz and boost up to 3.8 GHz. Expected MSRP is $550.
Intel Core i7-6800K – This is the new addition to the family and will have 6 core and 12 threads with 15 MB of L3 cache. It has a base clock of 3.4 GHz and boosts up to 3.6 GHz. Expect to see a price around the $450 mark.