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First Time Intel Launches 10-core Desktop Processor


First Time Intel Launches 10-core Desktop Processor

Intel at Computex 2016 has declared its latest lineup of enthusiast processors, the Broadwell-E series of Core i7 offerings. The complete series is unlocked for overclocking, with the highlight being the $1,723 Intel Core i7-6950X Extreme Edition with 10 cores and 20 threads. The company said that these Kaby Lake processors, along with its Apollo Lake processors, have now gone into production and are aimed at a release later this quarter. Its Octane memory technology will go into production this year, it added.

The main thing these CPUs deal over the normal Skylake desktop parts is more cores: there are new 6- and 8-core CPUs to change the analogous Haswell-E chips, and it’s offering an all-new, ludicrously expensive 10-core Extreme Edition CPU as well. And as is often the case, these chips showcase some technology that will finally trickle down to the more economical processors that most people actually buy.

Designed for the extreme performance needs, the Intel Core i7 processor Extreme Edition provides up to 10 cores and 20 threads, 40 PCIe lanes, and a new Intel Turbo Boost Max Technology 3.0. It is clocked at 3GHz, presenting boost speeds of up to 3.5GHz, packs in 25MB of cache memory and quad-channel memory expands responsiveness and drops startup time.

"The new Intel Turbo Boost Max Technology 3.0 steers applications to the highest-performing core, improving single-threaded performance by up to 15%," said the company.


Intel will also offer its Extreme Edition processors in 6-core and 8-core versions- Core i7-6900K, Core i7-6800K, Core i7-6850K. All processors are fully unlocked for performance tuning.

The 7th generation Intel Core processors are made on the 14nm fabrication process and are part of the 'semi-Tock' release - neither in the Intel Tick or Tock cycle. And come with Turbo Boost Max Technology 3.0 for more efficient core allocation for single-threaded processes, giving up to 15 percent well performance compared to the previous Haswell-E generation. All four new Intel Core i7 Enthusiast processors, codenamed Broadwell-E, support 40 PCIe lanes, quad-channel memory, and stand a TDP of 140W.

The Intel Core i7-6950X Extreme Edition is Intel's first deca-core desktop CPU - and it's intended for gaming. It features a 3.5GHz Turbo Boost clock, a 3.0GHz base clock, and 25MB of L3 Cache. The Core i7-6950X is said to be 35 percent faster in 3D version than the Haswell-E generation flagship, the Intel Core i7-5960X. This much parallel processing power is believed to make the processor ideal for 'mega-tasking', with a use case situation being gaming at 4K resolutions at the same time as simultaneously encoding that video and streaming it to Twitch. 

The chip giant also introduced three other 7th generation Intel Core i7 Enthusiast Broadwell-E processors, 6850K, the 6900K, and 6800K. The $1,089 roughly Rs. 73,200 , Intel Core i7-6900K has eight cores, 16 threads, a base clock of 3.2GHz, a 20MB L3 Cache and a Turbo Boost clock speed of 3.7GHz, and. The $617 Intel Core i7-6850K has six cores, a base clock of 3.6GHz, 12 threads, a Turbo Boost clock speed of 3.8GHz, and a 15MB L3 Cache. The $434 (roughly Rs. 29,200) Intel Core i7-6800K has six cores, 12 threads, a base clock of 3.4GHz, a Turbo Boost clock speed of 3.6GHz, and a 15MB L3 Cache.

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