Intel Announce New High-End Broadwell-E Processors
"Mega-Tasking" was the new buzzword coined by Intel when they unveiled a new line of six-core, eight-core and 10-core processors at this year's Computex trade show.
The attention-grabber being the deca-core Broadwell-E Core i7-6950X, aimed at gamers and offering a 35% performance increase in comparison to the i7-5960X. and 25% faster than the previous i7 for gaming and 4K video editing.
With 2 threads per core, the 6950X screams along at a base frequency of 3GHz and squirts up to 3.5GHz with Intel's Turbo Boost Technology 3.0, which automatically directs relevant applications to the highest-performing core, giving single-threaded experiences a big performance boost.
Forty PCIe lanes connect directly to the CPU, including super-fast SSD storage and Thunderbolt 3, which makes it easier to connect multiple subsystems without compromising performance.
The other new processors include an eight-core i7-6900K and two six-core chips, the 6850K and 6800K, which Intel claims are all perfect chips for partnering with VR devices such as Oculus Rift.
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