Intel has updated its Management Engine software which is now available for download. As its pointed out in the changelog, this new version also works with a particular upcoming HEDT processor- a Broadwell-E based Intel i7-6950X Extreme edition processor, along with a couple of information about this CPU.
It was reported by certain sources that Intel Core i7-6900 and 6800 series will consist of six, eight and ten core 14nm based Broadwell-E processors using the LGA 2011 V3 socket. What was also reported that it will be working with the existing Intel x99 chipset motherboard with a required BIOS update. It’s not known if there will be a new desktop chipset as well.
As one would expect, the Intel i7-6950X would be a ten-core HEDT processor. Thanks to the information from its management engine software worklog, we know that it will have a 25M Cache and clocked turbo clocked up to 3.50 GHz. Most likely, this CPU will be priced at $999 segment. These Broadwell-E chips are expected to be out in Q2 2016, so its matter of time we see the release of Broadwell-E SKUs.
The information of other Broadwell-E SKUs were revealed earlier. Broadwell-E CPUs would be supporting DDR4 up to 2400MHz per channel with power draw of up to 140 watts. It will be providing 40 PCIe 3.0 lanes which means that it will provide x16 bandwidth two of its slot and x8 bandwidth to the third slot at best. Both its Extreme Edition and K SKUs will support overclocking
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