Intel posted info on their Core i7-6950X over the weekend on their website. The 10-core processor will get a 3,5GHz base clock and 25MB cache. Other then some snippets of info, nothing specific is mentioned though. Earlier rumors suggest that the 10-core 20-thread 6950X model will cost $1500 USD.
The good news, you do not have to purchase a new motherboard. Broadwell-E will be tied to the X99 chipset, 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.