Intel Launches Flagship 10 Cores Broadwell-E CPU For Gaming, Overclocking And Transcoding

Intel has announced Tuesday, May 31, its flagship Broadwell-E gaming CPU that offers 10 cores for a price tag of $1,723.

The flagship Broadwell-E CPU has been announced at Computex 2016. On Tuesday, Frank Soqui, the general manager of the enthusiast client platform division at Intel, said in an interview prior to the Computex show in Taipei that the new Broadwell-E is the best CPU that the company has ever done.

According to Ars Technica, Intel's new enthusiast processors include more cores and new tech but still stick with old chipsets. This means that people who need more performance and are ready to invest more in an Intel flagship CPU can choose one of the company's "enthusiast" lineup.

Intel's high-performance lineup includes the Core i7-branded CPUs as well as the four new CPUs based on the Broadwell-E architecture, replacing the current Haswell-E CPUs but still using the same motherboards, socket and chipsets.

The main improvement these Intel CPUs offer over the normal Skylake is more cores. The top of the line is the expensive 10-core Extreme Edition CPU.

PC World reports that Intel's new 10-core Broadwell-E gaming chips top out at 3.8GHz. Intel claims a 20 percent to 25 percent performance improvement over the Haswell-E generation, its previous gaming chip.

The flagship feature of the new Broadwell-E CPUs is the Turbo Boost Max Technology 3.0. This technology tests each individual core on the chip and evaluates which one can be safely pushed beyond its normal limits.

The Broadwell-E family is made up of four new chips, including the top of the line 6950X, Coming with 10-core and working at 3GHz, the flagship chip includes 25MB of onboard cache and has a thermal design power (TDP) of 140 Watts.  

Intel's Broadwell-E processors are so powerful that simply running an application or playing a single game would not use them at their maximum capacity. Intel says that there are able to do "megatasking." 

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