At Computex 2016, Intel has announced a new variant of their Core i7 chipset. This new desktop CPU, the 6950X “Extreme Edition”, comes with 10 cores with each running at up to 3.5GHz. The processor will usually run at 3GHz but can boost up to 3.5GHz. It also features a 25MB cache with Intel’s Turbo Boost Max 3.0 allowing overclocking up to 3.8GHz.
Intel claims that the new chipset will render 4K content up to 25% faster than the previous i7 5960X chip did. It will also render 3D content up to 35% faster. Long story short, this is the best desktop class CPU that Intel currently offers. However all that power will cost you, a lot.
Intel has confirmed that pricing on this new chip will be $1,700, at least for the 10-core variant. An 8-core model will be available for $1,000 with a 6-core coming in at $600, but of course they don’t offer the same power.
Intel has a long, storied heritage of continually pushing the boundaries of computing. As the industry enters an entirely new era defined by immersive experiences, high-end gaming and content creation, Intel is committed to driving a regular cadence of innovation in the PC across 2 in 1s, gaming, and entry segments.
The company has also confirmed that their 7th generation Kaby Lake processors will launch later this year as previously announced. They are set to release during the second half of this year with further optimization following the current 6th generation Skylake chipsets.