Intel HEDT Processor Families:

Intel HEDT Family Gulftown Sandy Bridge-E Ivy Bridge-E Haswell-E Broadwell-E Kaby Lake-X Skylake-X
Process Node 32nm 32nm 22nm 22nm 14nm 14nm 14nm
Flagship SKU Core i7-980X Core i7-3960X Core i7-4960X Core i7-5960X Core i7-6950X Core i7-7000 Series Core i7-7000 X
Max Cores/Threads 6/12 6/12 6/12 8/16 10/20 4/8 10/20
Clock Speeds 3.33/3,60 GHz 3.30/3.90 GHz 3.60/4.00 GHz 3.00/3.50 GHz 3.00/3.50 GHz TBD TBD
Max Cache 12 MB L3 15 MB L3 15 MB L3 20 MB L3 25 MB L3 8 MB L3 13.75 MB L3
Max PCI-Express Lanes 32 Gen2 40 Gen2 40 Gen3 40 Gen3 40 Gen3 16 Gen3 48 Gen3
Chipset Compatiblity X58 Chipset X79 Chipset X79 Chipset X99 Chipset X99 Chipset Kaby Lake PCH Kaby Lake PCH
Socket Compatiblity LGA 1366 LGA 2011 LGA 2011 LGA 2011-3 LGA 2011-3 LGA 2066 LGA 2066
Memory Compatiblity DDR3-1066 DDR3-1600 DDR3-1866 DDR4-2133 DDR4-2400 DDR4-2667 DDR4-2667
Max TDP 130W 130W 130W 140W 140W 112W 140W
Launch Q1 2010 Q4 2011 Q3 2013 Q3 2014 Q2 2016 2H 2017 2H 2017
Launch Price $999 US $999 US $999 US $1059 US $1700 US $350+? ~$1500 US

Intel Broadwell-E Family

Processor Name Intel Core i7-6950X Intel Core i7-6900K Intel Core i7-6850K Intel Core i7-6800K
Process Node 14nm 14nm 14nm 14nm
Cores/Threads 10/20 8/16 6/12 6/12
Core Clock 3.00 GHz 3.20 GHz 3.60 GHz 3.40 GHz
Boost Clock 3.50 GHz 3.70 GHz 3.80 GHz 3.60 GHz
L3 Cache 25 MB L3 Cache 20 MB L3 Cache 15 MB L3 Cache 15 MB L3 Cache
Unlocked Multiplier (BCLK OC) Yes, Full Range OC Yes, Full Range OC Yes, Full Range OC Yes, Full Range OC
Chipset X99 X99 X99 X99
Socket LGA 2011-3 LGA 2011-3 LGA 2011-3 LGA 2011-3
PCI-E Lanes 40 40 40 28
Memory Support DDR4-2400 MHz DDR4-2400 MHz DDR4-2400 MHz DDR4-2400 MHz
TDP 140W 140W 140W 140W
Launch Price $1723 US $1089 US $617 US $434 US

MSI X99A GODLIKE GAMING

MSI X99A GODLIKE Gaming – One of the several X99 Motherboards that will support Broadwell-E CPUs https://www.msi.com/Motherboard/X99A-GODLIKE-GAMING-CARBON.html#hero-specification

X99A GODLIKE GAMING CARBON

  • Supports New Intel® Core™ i7 processors Extreme Edition in LGA 2011-3 socket
  • Supports Quad Channel DDR4-3400+(OC) Memory
  • Support lntel® Turbo Boost Max Technology 3.0
  • Mystic Light: Style your favorite color from now on
  • 2X Faster USB 3.1: Delivering speeds up to 10Gb/s, USB 3.1 offers performance twice as fast as a regular USB 3.0 connection.
  • DoubleShot-X3 PRO: Use Killer DoubleShot-X3 Pro to combine Killer WIFI with two Killer LANs for the best online gaming experience
  • Turbo U.2 SSD Solution: Take advantage from the whole new storage solution up to 2.4GB/s read speed
  • Turbo M.2 : Delivering next generation M.2 Gen3 x4 performance with transfer speeds up to 32 Gb/s
  • SATA Express + USB 3.1 + SATA 6Gb/s
  • Multi-GPU: 4-Way NVIDIA SLI & AMD CrossFire Support
  • OC Engine: Reach higher overclocking results with more flexible BCLK adjustments at 100/125/167MHz.
  • Audio Boost 3 PRO: Hear the sound from the heaven with 6.3mm audio jack and ESS audio DAC
  • USB Audio Power: Serve Stable 5V Power & Better Signal Transmission over USB
  • XSplit Gamecaster: Show off you skills to the world with a 1 year premium license for this popular streaming software
  • Guard-Pro: Improved Protection and Power Efficiency
  • OC Genie 4: Overclock in 1 Second
  • Gaming App: Boost your framerate
  • Click BIOS 4: Easily Fine-tune Your System
  • Nahimic Audio Enhacer: Enjoy sound that pushes the limits of reality.
  • Gaming Device Port: Optimized with Triple Gold-plating for High Polling Rate Gaming Devices

 

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