Intel Core i7 CPU | Broadwell-Extreme
This is the top-range of the Broadwell-E family chipsets. This CPU boasts an enormous 10 cores, 20 threads, peaked turbo speeds and a 40 lane count. The 6950X is very well future proofed and will dominate anything you can throw at it, whether that’s virtual reality gaming or heavy duty creative work (such as 3D work). The Broadwell-E 6950X chip has capabilities beyond all others.
Broadwell-E Advanced Performance
The Broadwell-E family of processors enable simultaneous, compute intensive, multi-threaded workloads powered by up to 10 cores and 20 threads - this particular CPU boasts six cores and twelve threads. The Broadwell-E 6950X delivers platform scalability to meet exacting demands with 28 PCIe 3.0 lanes and support for high speed storage. It is capable of supporting up to 4 discrete graphics cards and Thunderbolt 3 technology.
The chip also supports quad channel DDR4 memory and is equipped with up to 25MB of Intel Smart Cache (the 6950X has 25MB) - it is even fully unlocked for unleashing extra gaming potential! Finally, the Broadwell-E family is the first to feature Intels new Turbo Boost Max Technology 3.0 - delivering more than 15% better single-thread performance.
Core i7 6950X Amazing Gaming Performance
Are you a multi-tasking addict? Regularly play next-gen games, record live, stream media and have multiple chat windows open, all at the same time? Look no further than the Intel Core i7 processor family. Give your PC the ability to smoothly record live whilst you game at a competitive level without compromising either. When run with the 3D Mark Fire Strike Physics it scores with an improvement of 30%, allowing you to play games with confidence.
No need to be worried about demanding requirements of a unique nature. With the Core i7 6950X processor family you can leverage the Intel Extreme Tuning Utility (Intel XTU) to build a custom overclocking solution to meet those demanding needs - it can also utilize Intel Turbo Boost Max Technology 3.0 to prioritize the workloads that matter most.
6950X CPU is VR Future Proof
The Virtual Reality generation is here and is advancing fast. In order to run the brand leading VR headsets you will require a powerful PC, and with VR tech only being pushed further those requirements are sure to increase. A great way to make sure your PC is future proofed for this VR entertainment is by investing in an Intel Core i7 processor that support the X99 platform. These Processors are delivering up to 20% faster performance. Whether you are utilizing 360 degree 4k video trekking through the Himalayas or diving to the great depths of a foreign worlds ocean, know that your PC has the flexibility and performance headroom to scale with your VR appetite.
A CPU For Pushing Your Creative Boundaries
Whether you’re a professional artist, hobbyist or simply creating high quality personal memories the Core i7 6950X processor will release your PC boundaries allowing you to reach new creative heights. With up to 10 cores will dramatically improve your content creation workflow with 25% faster 4k video editing and 20% faster video trans-coding. The memory that is quad channel improves responsiveness and decreases start up times when working with large files and applications. The 6950X CPU also supports Thunderbolt 3 add-in cards which delivers 40Gbps bidirectional bandwidth - 8x faster than USB 3.0 and 4x faster than Firewire5.
The Core i7 6950X CPUs from Intel are designed to handle heavy workloads and the most popular content creation apps with that trusted Intel stability. Finally for the creator on the go this CPU family will create 360 degree video 25% faster, for an immersive experience worth sharing.
New Improved i7 CPU Tech | Same Chipset
The brand new and performance enhanced Core i7 CPUs, belonging to the Broadwell-E family, bring new and enhanced technologies whilst running on existing chipsets. These new chips are supported by Intels X99 chipset, meaning it will fit into the corresponding motherboards.
*Particular aspects may vary depedning on the chip, be sure to check individual specs
Do More with your CPUs Fastest Core
This great technology is a combination of software and hardware that delivers more than 15% better single-threaded performance. The single-thread performacne is optimized by identifying your processor’s fastest core and directing your most critical workloads to it. Turbo Boost Tech 3.0 doesn’t replace version 2.0 but instead enhances it. It grants a massive frequency boost on your fastest core for even more flexability to get the best from your processor.
Three New Overclocking Features
These new Broadwell-E chips from Intel support overclocking and are fully unlocked. There have been 3 new features added to the CPU overclocking; per core overclocking, AVX ratio offset and VccU voltage control. Possibly the most eagerly awaited aspect by overclockers is the per core overclocking. This genius technology allows you to set independent clock speeds on a single chip, so you can set individual frequencies per core.
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Intel® Turbo Boost 3.0
Identifies the fastest core on the processor die to provide improved single threaded performance on X-Series processors. The driver along with the feature allows end users to direct workflows to the fastest core by setting priority to preferred applications.
Intel® Virtualization Technology
Allows one hardware platform to function as multiple "virtual" platforms. Offers improved manageability by limiting downtime and maintaining productivity by isolating computing activities into separate partitions.
Intel® Smart Cache
Up to 25MB of shared cached allows faster access to your data by enabling dynamic and efficent allocation of the cache to match the needs of each core significantly reducing latency to frequently used data and improving perforamance.
Intel® Hyper-Threading Technology
Delivers two processing threads per physical core. Highly threaded applications can get more work done in parallel, completing tasks sooner.
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Fully unlocked core multipliers, power, base clock and DDR4 memory ratios for amazing flexability with overclocking.
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|CPU Type||Intel Core i7|
|Core Size||14 nm|
|No. of Threads||20|
|Core Ratio||30 x|
|Clock Speed||3 GHz|
|Turbo Speed||4 GHz|
|Unlocked Core Multiplier||Yes|
|Unlocked Full Range Base Clock (B-Clock)||No|
|Max. Memory Size||128 GB|
|Max. Memory Speed||DDR4 - 2400|
|Max. Memory Channels||4 (Quad Channel)|
|ECC Memory Support||Not Supported|
|Max. PCIe Lanes Supported||40|
|Base GPU Speed||N/A|
|Max. GPU Speed||N/A|
|Max. GPU Resolution||N/A|
|L1 Cache (Total)||10x 32 KB instruction caches,10x 32 KB data cache|
|L2 Cache (Total)||256KB x10|
|L3 Cache (Total)||25MB|
|Intel® Smart Cache||N/A|
|Heatsink||Not Included, Sold Separately|
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