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Leaked: Pictures and benchmark results of the upcoming Intel Core i7-6850K “Broadwell-E” CPU

By Wong Chung Wee - on 5 May 2016, 4:33pm

Leaked: Pictures and benchmark results of the upcoming Intel Core i7-6850K “Broadwell-E” CPU

The alleged Intel Core i7-6850K "Broadwell-E" CPU is on the right. (Source: Maintenance Bot via techPowerUp)

Some photographs and benchmark scores of the upcoming Intel Core i7-6850K "Broadwell-E" CPU was leaked by a user, who goes by the moniker of Maintenance Bot, on the message board of website. The test system comprised an ASRock X99 Extreme3 motherboard, with 16GB of Kingston DDR4-2133 memory modules, and a Zotac GeForce GTX 980 Ti graphics card. The base comparison system was powered by the previous generation Intel Core i7-5820K "Broadwell" CPU.

From the photos, we saw the CPU lid or IHS of the Intel Core i7-6850K processor is different from the Intel Core i7 “Broadwell” processor. Also, the PCB of the newer chip is also thinner; its PCB measures 1.12mm, versus the 1.87mm thick PCB of the Haswell-E processor. In terms of performance, the Intel Core i7-6850K was slightly over 10% better than the Intel Core i7-5820K for the Cinebench R15 test scores. The Broadwell-E CPU hardly turned in any significant improvement for the gaming benchmark, 3DMark Fire Strike; its score was just about 1% higher. However, as noted by techPowerUp, the Physics score of the Core i7-6850K was about 15% higher.

(Source: Maintenance Bot via techPowerUp)

The Intel Core i7-6850K "Broadwell-E" CPU has six physical cores, and has a base clock speed of 3.6GHz. This should put it a rung below the 10-core Core i7-6950X flagship “Broadwell-E” CPU, which will feature a core clock of 3.0GHz, 25MB of L3 cache, and a 140 watt TDP. The Intel Core i7-6950X CPU is rumored to have a launch price of US$1,500 but the price of the leaked Broadwell-E CPU hasn't been revealed yet.

(Source: via techPowerUp)

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