Broadwell-E: 10 Cores for $1500

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  1. Apollo13

    Apollo13 100% 16:10 Screens

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    http://wccftech.com/intel-broadwell-e-core-i7-6950x-price/

    In summary:

    New $1500, decacore flagship, with 3 GHz base clocks.
    $999 price point changes from 3 GHz to 3.2 GHz
    $550 price point changes from 3.5 GHz to 3.6 GHz
    $390 price point changes from 3.3 GHz to 3.4 GHz
    Everything else pretty much the same; no Crystal Well support

    Kinda nice to have an option for 10 cores with the same clocks as 8 cores was previously but it certainly comes at a price premium. Based on Broadwell (without Crystal Well) vs Haswell I wouldn't expect a significant IPC increase for most workflows, so it's kind of "meh"... definitely doesn't seem like it'd be worth upgrading to from Haswell-E.

    I was hoping they'd change the midrange from 6 to 8 cores this generation to make it a more interesting upgrade, but oh well. Maybe next gen?
     
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  2. SystemXS

    SystemXS Notebook Consultant

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    So much for dreaming they'd hit the 1k mark with 10c, 550 with 8c, and 300 with a 6c. Thanks for the heads up.
     
  3. Mr.Koala

    Mr.Koala Notebook Virtuoso

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    Humm... I can get a E5 2699 V3 at a slightly lower price...
     
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    Welcome to the Intel monopoly. Faithfully at your service since Bulldozer crashed and burned in 2011 :rolleyes:

    I bet Broadwell-EP will also be getting a new top-tier server chip (2699.5 v4?) with 20+ cores for an extra $1-2K on top of the 2699 v4.
     
  5. Mr.Koala

    Mr.Koala Notebook Virtuoso

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    They said 22 cores max. Making a new SKU won't be easy.
     
  6. TBoneSan

    TBoneSan Laptop Fiend

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    Dam.. Those prices are BS
     
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  7. TBoneSan

    TBoneSan Laptop Fiend

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    The 10 core should have been the price of the 5960x. I was actually hoping to snap an 8-core for around $600. There goes that idea.
     
  8. n=1

    n=1 YEAH SCIENCE!

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    Meh it's Broadwell, good luck getting these things to 4.5GHz. That decacore? I'm gonna LOL if it can't even do 4GHz.
     
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  9. TomJGX

    TomJGX I HATE BGA!

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    Same here.. These Broadwell's look like slightly buffed up Xeon's lol..
     
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    For the money I would rather sit on an E5 xeon with ECC memory. Oh wait..
     
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