Broadwell-E Review – For the first ten cores

May

31

2016

Traditionally run high-end Intel processors always well behind the mainstream processor generations. Where the latter processors already sitting on 14nm Skylake, Intel’s platform hedt only now arrived at Broadwell, which is also baked at 14nm. This Intel platform for enthusiasts runs about a year behind. The i7-5775C and i5-5675C are indeed released around June 2015.

The hedt platform is more than a decade the platform that Intel is always a bit ‘over the top’. It’s just a bit more than the regular processors and the price is also there. Since times not only the production process is somewhat behind the mainstream platform, but Intel also uses a separate socket and chipset for its Extreme Edition. Since the Core i7 time we know the X58 chipset, followed by the X79- and X99 chipsets. The latter was suitable for the present generation Haswell-E processors, but with a bios update also compatible with the new Broadwell-E generation.

Now Haswell-E is produced at 22nm, and it has six or eight cores. Broadwell-E does it on all fronts a step further and brings together for the first ten cores to the end user. Server Processors offered that opportunity, of course, for some time, but a consumer platform with tens of cores is a first for Intel. We received the flagship of Intel, the decacore clocked at 3GHz with the designation Core i7-6950X. We compare this CPU to the previous two models of the Extreme series.

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