The CPU itself is yet to be officially announced by Intel, but early information dug out from its site reveals the i7-6950X is the flagship device for the 14nm Broadwell-E range which is a range of 6, 8 and 10 core CPUs. These chips are built in the LGA2011v3 package and are compatible with existing Intel X99 Express Motherboards, with BIOS updates of course.
Although there was no info on its base clock, the website listed two notable info about the CPU – 25 mb of l3 cache and 3.5GHz of boost clock speed. The nomencleture also suggests that it will be unlocked out of the box so dont be surprised if you starts seeing clock speeds above 3.5GHz in benchmarks.
It’s being speculated that the i7-6950X will be the first client-platform CPU with 10 cores. Intel could position this product at a new price-point that’s above even the $999 it traditionally reserved for its high-end client chips. At $999, the company could offer an 8-core Core i7-6900K; followed by 6-core Core i7-6850K and i7-6800K at the traditional $600 and $400 price points, respectively. Intel could launch these chips some time within Q2-2016.