The most powerful processors to date uses the X99 chipset and is designed for the extreme need of gamers and content creators. Intel has announced their most dominant processors to date with their Broadwell-E processors also known as Intel Core i7 Extreme. At the helm we have the flagship model the Intel i7-6950X which is Intel’s first ever 10-core desktop processor and sports up to 20 threads. It will also feature Intel Turbo Boost Max Technology 3.0, 4 channel DDR4-2400 memory support, 25MB of Intel Smart Cache, Intel Hyper-Threading Technology and Intel Ready Mode Technology.
The Intel i7-6950X has a base clock of 3.0GHz and has a boost clock of up to 3.5GHz. The rest of the line such as the i7-6900K has a base clock of 3.2GHz and turbo clock of up to 3.7GHz but only comes with 20MB of Intel Smart Cache. The i7-6850K has a based clock of 3.6GHz while a turbo clock of up to 3.8GHz and 15MB of Intel Smart Cache. Finally there’s the i7-6800K with a base clock of 3.4GHz and up to 3.6GHz of turbo clock and 15MB of Intel Smart Cache.
All four processors uses the LGA 2011-v3 socket which is supported by the X99 chipset so if you were using an X99 chipset motherboard earlier, you won’t have to worry about compatibility issues. The processors comes in a new packaging in the form of a black box and gold font to let it stand out as the processors for those gamers and content creators with extreme needs.
The processors are priced as following, the i7-6950K is priced at USD 1569 (RM6,443), i7-6900K at USD 999 (RM4,102), i7-6850K at USD 587 (RM2,410) and the i7-6800K at USD 412 (RM1,692).