Intel Core i7-6950X Review & Specs

Intel Core i7-6950X Extreme Edition 25M Cache 3.50GHz BX80671I76950X

Intel Core i7-6950X Extreme Edition 25M Cache 3.50GHz BX80671I76950X

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10 Core/20 Thread
LGA 2011-v3
4 Channels DDR4 2400; one DIMM per Channel
140W Tdp; Up to 40 Lanes PCIe 3.0 (2x16+1x8).
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Specs Overview

Model BX80671I76950X
Release Date November 2016

* First availability for purchase, it may not correspond to the actual market launch date.

Series Core i7 6th Gen
Core Name Broadwell-E
Socket LGA2011-3
Integrated Graphics None
CPU Cores 10
CPU Threads 20
CPU Clock Rate 3000MHz
CPU Turbo Clock Rate 3500MHz
TDP 140W
CPU Cooler included
Manufacturing Process 14 nm
Cache L3 25MB

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The price is a bitter pill to swallow, but for the right type of user, the performance and features are dream...


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