Intel has accidentally leaked details of the Core i7-6950X by listing it inside a changelog for its Management Engine software. Hardware enthusiasts and avid PC gamers might have heard of Intel’s “king of CPUs” as rumours of its existence have been floating about for months, and several details are now confirmed.
By referring to the description found on the photo above, one can clearly see that the Core i7-6950X will come with 25M cache and boost clock speed of 3.5GHz; a minor improvement compared to the previous Core-i7-5960X. Despite this, sources are claiming that the i7-6950X will be Intel’s first “consumer class” processor to come with a mouth watering 10 CPU cores.
Bearing the “X” suffix means that the Core i7-6950X will be classed under Intel’s Extreme Edition family of processors, which indicates that it will come with unlocked multipliers and voltages (overclock friendly). Of course, great specification comes with a hefty price tag with sources predicting that the price of the Extreme edition CPU to be somewhere in the region of US$1500 (about RM5875).
Unfortunately, the Core i7-6950X listing in Intel’s website has since been removed. the Core i7-6950X – along with other Broadwell-E CPUs – is rumoured for a launch at Computex 2016, which isn’t long from now.