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The top line 10-core CPU, the i7-6950X, comes in at $1723 at 1k tray pricing, with consumer pricing expected to be nearer $1749 or $1799 depending on stock levels and availability. This is a marked increase from previous top model Extreme Edition processors in the past, which Intel has offered at $999 ($1049 retail). The reasons for the change are somewhat unclear: one could argue that it’s a larger die and costs more to make, but this is the first 14nm HEDT part and should be smaller than an equivalent Haswell-E design. The main reason that springs to mind is simply market and price segmentation – Intel will state that enthusiasts have been asking for more in the overclockable high-end consumer space, so here it is (and here’s the price).

Newegg - Intel Core i7-6950X 25M Broadwell-E 10-Core 3.0 GHz LGA 2011-v3 140W BX80671I76950X Desktop Processor
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So, am I understanding this correctly that unless you're getting the 10 core then going from haswell-e to broadwell-e is likely a downgrade? 4.1? Ugh.
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Aren't monopolies grand? thumb.gifrolleyes.gif
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So, am I understanding this correctly that unless you're getting the 10 core then going from haswell-e to broadwell-e is likely a downgrade? 4.1? Ugh.

Ive just woken up and haven't seen the review yet, but 4.1 GHz is pretty good for a Broadwell-E. Some aren't 100 % stable at 4 GHz; overclocking is basically dead with these chips.
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1800 usd means, it's going to be over 3000 in other countries
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So no 5820k equivalent. Man I feel like I grabbed such a bargain with this CPU. All in all I'm really rather happy about the longevity of my build so far.

Just like Ian Cutress says in the review, there are a bunch of favourably comparing Xeon CPUs which give more cores for the same or less money, so what is Intel playing at with such an expensive part? Are they just trying it on to see what the market supports?
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So no 5820k equivalent. Man I feel like I grabbed such a bargain with this CPU. All in all I'm really rather happy about the longevity of my build so far.

Just like Ian Cutress says in the review, there are a bunch of favourably comparing Xeon CPUs which give more cores for the same or less money, so what is Intel playing at with such an expensive part? Are they just trying it on to see what the market supports?

This is chip mostly for lutjens and the like, that are willing to shell out very big bucks for a chip that combines good single thread with good multi thread.
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Ive just woken up and haven't seen the review yet, but 4.1 GHz is pretty good for a Broadwell-E. Some aren't 100 % stable at 4 GHz; overclocking is basically dead with these chips.

By the way, looks like stock 6900k turbo is up to 4Ghz and 3.7 2+ core, can you disclose what clocks on your ES were?
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1800 usd means, it's going to be over 3000 in other countries

$2600 Aud 😩
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This is Intel flaunting their clear dominance in the market. I also can almost promise that upcoming Zen played a part in the insane price. If Zen competes, expect the pricing on these to drop. Intel knows this, and is just going for wallet on the early pre-Zen adopters.

$1,700+ is just pure shenanigans! Come on AMD/Jim and Team, Zen needs to be epic.
    
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Just wow, definitely waiting on Zen. These prices are crazy. eek.gif
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