Consumers waiting for Intel’s next update to their high-end desktop (HEDT) platform will be waiting till Q2 of 2016 (April-June) for the refresh. This is according to a leaked company roadmap slide from Intel’s client computing platforms. These HEDT chips will be based off the company’s 5th generation Core “Broadwell” micro-architecture.
As we told you last week the flagship processor in this lineup will be the Core i7-6950X which will be the company’s first 10-core consumer processor. Broadwell-E will also have 8-core and 6-core parts as well. These chips will continue to have the same TDP of 140W. These chips will work on existing LGA2011v3 X99 motherboards with a simple firmware update, although we should see a new run of motherboards when Broadwell-E is launched.
Also on the roadmap we see Core “Kaby Lake” desktop processors which will be available in Q4 of 2016.