Over the weekend details of Intel’s upcoming Core i7-6950X processor were leaked in the change-log of Intel latest Management Engine Software on the company’s support website. In the support list there is an entry for “Intel Core i7-6950X Processor Extreme Edition”. Some specifications are leaked as well, which are 25 MB of L3 cache and a clock speed of up to 3.50 GHz.
We have been expecting to see AMD’s Zen CPUs come out around the end of the year, but according to the latest rumor we might see them sooner than expected. AMD could launch their Zen 8-core Summit Ridge CPU as early as October. This would put the launch right in the middle of the Black Friday / Holiday season.
Looks like Intel is going to be breaking the 5.0 GHz barrier soon. They are readying a new Xeon processor that is rumored to ship with a staggering 5.10 GHz clock speed out of the box. The chip will be the Xeon E5-2602 V4 quad-core chip based on the company’s 14 nm “Broadwell-EP” silicon.
AMD has silently launched the FX-6330 in mainland China. This is AMD’s latest FX-6000 series processor and comes exclusively to consumers in the APAC (Asian Pacific) market. It is aimed at budget users who are using current generation AMD platforms. The processor is based on AMD’s 32nm Piledriver architecture and is seen as a replacement for the current FX-6300 processor.
This week is a very exciting one if you are a PC enthusiast! Skylake is officially here and to start off Intel is launching their enthusiasts parts first which include the Core i7-6700K and the Core i5-6600K. The 6th Generation Skylake processors are the “tock” to Intel’s “tick” and “tock” release schedule. A “tock” represents a new architecture and a “tick” represents a process refinement. If you missed it Broadwell was based on the 14nm process, but with Skylake we have a brand new architecture. With Skylake Intel is focusing on bringing better CPU and GPU performance with reduced power consumption. Today we will be taking a look at the flagship Core i7-6700K processor which has a base frequency of 4.0 GHz and boosts up to 4.2 GHz! Let’s see what this processor and the Skylake platform is all about!
Intel is expected to launch their Skylake processors in just a couple of weeks at Gamescom and it looks like there are already a few samples in the wild. If these screenshots are believed to be real it looks like whoever is testing this chip was able to get it up to 5.2 GHz on air cooling!
Broadwell comes at a very weird time for consumers as well. We have heard that Intel could be launching their Skylake processors and 100 Series chipset at Gamescom in August. Skylake will be the “tock” in Intel’s release schedule. So consumers could get Broadwell with a 9 Series motherboard or just wait a little bit for a Skylake processor with a 100 Series board. Having just a few months between launches does not give a lot of time for Intel to really push Broadwell or even get it out into the channel. As of writing this it is quite hard to find Broadwell Desktop processors at major online retailers. Today we will be taking a look at the flagship processor in the Broadwell desktop processor line, the i7-5775C. This quad-core processor has a base CPU frequency of 3.3 GHz with a turbo boost up to 3.7 GHz. While this might be slower than the 4770K it achieves this with far less power and has much more powerful integrated graphics.
AMD today introduced the latest addition to its line of desktop A-Series processors, the A10-7870K APU, a refresh to the existing line of processors codenamed “Kaveri”. The A10-7870K delivers a best-in-class experience for eSports and online gaming with superior performance, best-in-class efficiency in DirectX 12, and unique features. The new processor also delivers exceptional performance in modern workloads and is designed for the future with Microsoft Windows 10.
We already told you about the 16 core Zen APU that AMD is working on, but it appears that AMD has something else in the works too. Apparently they are working on a 32 core processor too, without the Greenland integrated graphics. This Opteron processor is set for 2016 and will target the server market solely.
In a press conference that was held during GDC Intel was showing some things off, one of the more notable products was a desktop system running a 14 nm Broadwell CPU. Intel plans to release a socketed version of Broadwell in the middle of this year.
Apr 29, 2016 0