Rumors surfaced last year that Intel was preparing new Extreme desktop processors built on Broadwell-E silicon. Now that Intel has released its Broadwell-EP Xeon lineup, it appears those desktop chips may not be far behind. An Intel documentation leak more or less confirms that a Core i7-6950X will top the Broadwell-E desktop lineup. According to the leaked page, that part will have 25MB of cache and Turbo clock speeds up to 3.5GHz.
While no other new information about the Core i7-6950X emerged today, past rumors have suggested it'll be a 10-core, 20-thread chip. Gigabyte previously confirmed that it'll be supporting desktop Broadwell-E with a BIOS update, and MSI has also announced firmware support for the new chips in a press release. We'll report more specifications when desktop Broadwell-E parts get an official launch and the Core i7-6950X's product page is live.
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