Intel Core i7-6950X

Intel i7-6950X

The Intel Core i7-6950X is a high-end desktop CPU based on the Broadwell-E architecture. With its 10 physical cores (20 threads due to HyperThreading) it is intended for workstation PCs. The base clock speed is 3 GHz and ranges up to 3.5 GHz (Turbo Boost). The CPU also supports Turbo Boost Max 3.0, where a single core can be clocked even higher. However, this requires a special driver and a manual application profile. For current games of 2016, a fast quad-core CPU like the Kaby Lake based Core i7-7700K may be faster than the 6950X.

The CPU is produced in 14nm and rated at a quite high TDP of 120 Watt. 

SeriesIntel Core i7 (Desktop)
Clock Rate3000 - 3500 MHz
Front Side Bus9.6 GT/s / QPI
Level 1 Cache320 KB
Level 2 Cache2.5 MB
Level 3 Cache25 MB
Number of Cores / Threads10 / 20
Power Consumption (TDP = Thermal Design Power)120 Watt
Transistor Count3200 Million
Manufacturing Technology14 nm
Die Size246 mm2
FeaturesQuad-Channel DDR4 Memory Controller, Hyper-Threading, AES, Enhanced Speedstep, Turbo Boost Max 3.0, SSE1-4.2
64 Bit64 Bit support
Starting Price$1723 U.S.
Announcement Date03/10/2016
Product Link (external)Intel Core i7 (Desktop) i7-6950X


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