Somebody obtained an engineering sample of the upcoming Core i7 6850K and benchmarked it. He compared it with a i7-5820K. Both six core models have twelve threads. Both CPUs have been clocked to 4.2 GHz, the new Core i7 6850 appears to be up-to 15% faster.
Forum member Maintenance Bot over at Overclock.net obtained the un-official Broadwell-E sample somehow and shared them. He tested the processor with 3DMark adn CineBench.
The Core i7 6850K has a base-clock of 3.6 GHz and can boost upwards to 3.8 GHz. Both CPUs have a 140 TDP. To compare relative performance both processors have been clocked the same. In 3DMark the Broadwell-E processor scored 19065 point, over 16598 for Haswell-E. In CineBench the difference is smaller, 1311 points for the 6850K and 1191 points for the 5820K.
Intel has not released or announced these processors just yet. roadwell-E will be tied to the X99 chipset as the website mentions as these processors will be tied towards socket LGA2011-v3. That would be good news for X99 owners as only a BIOS update will be required to get the new processors supported.
|Intel Core i7-6950X||10/20||3GHz||25MB||LGA2011-v3|
|Intel Core i7-6900K||8/16||3,3GHz||20MB||LGA2011-v3|
|Intel Core i7-6850K||6/12||3,6GHz||15MB||LGA2011-v3|
|Intel Core i7-6800K||6/12||3,4GHz||15MB||LGA2011-v3|
Four models Broadwell-E processors will be released, the i7-6950X, i7-6900K, i7-6850K and i7- 6800K. That Core i7-6950X thus is the flagship CPU. X is Extreme with totally unlocked multipliers and voltages, the K models are more or less the same with a slightly lower voltage ceiling. All models will get some Turbo (dynamic clock frequency) allowance as well. To date it is unknown when the new processors will be released, but we think the Computex time-frame is a valid suggestion.