Monday, January 11th 2016

Intel Could Price 10-core "Broadwell-E" Core i7 Differently

Intel's upcoming Core i7 "Broadwell-E" HEDT processors in the LGA2011v3 package will be sold in not three, but four models, detailed in our older article. The lineup consists of two six-core parts, and one each of eight-core and ten-core. The biggest question at the time was pricing - with Intel traditionally pricing the slowest HEDT part around the $400-mark, the middle variant around $600, and the top-dog at $1000, how the company could squeeze in a fourth variant. It turns out that the company wants you to pay top-dollar for ten cores in your machine.

Intel could retain its traditional HEDT pricing scheme for all but the 10-core part. The "entry-level" (if you can call it that) Core i7-6800K could be priced around the $400-mark. The Core i7-6850K, could retail for $600. It's likely that clock-speed isn't the only thing setting the two six-core models, it wouldn't surprise us if Intel ships the i7-6800K with a "limited" PCIe root-complex, much like the i7-5820K. The eight-core i7-6900K could be priced at $999, at what used to be Intel's top client CPU price-point. It turns out that the 10-core i7-6950X could be priced at no less than $1,500. This isn't the first time Intel priced its top HEDT chip above $999. The dual-socket capable Core 2 Extreme QX9775, which sold exclusively with Intel's first-generation "Skull Trail" motherboard, retailed at $1,300. Intel plans to launch its Core i7 "Broadwell-E" lineup in the second quarter of 2016.Source: ComputerBase.de
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44 Comments on Intel Could Price 10-core "Broadwell-E" Core i7 Differently

#2
jigar2speed
Nice way of putting, Intel could milk enthusiast differently who are interested in 10 cores CPU.
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#3
geon2k2
jigar2speed said:
Nice way of putting, Intel could milk enthusiast differently who are interested in 10 cores CPU.
Somehow I see 10 core+ht, above enthusiast, maybe entry server for a small office, or an individual contractor which has videos to process or works with very complex rendering software.
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#4
FordGT90Concept
"I go fast!1!11!1!"
To justify the 50% price jump for 20% more cores, you either have money to burn or you're using it to make money. I suspect it will still be a lot cheaper to get this 10-core than buying a two-way platform with two 6-core processors.
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#5
bubbleawsome
Well that's a disappointment. Calling it now that next gem has $400 6 core, $600 6 core, 8 core $800, 10 core $1200, 12 core $1500.
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#6
Ferrum Master
I want to post something really really rude...
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#7
silentbogo
Well, it seems like Broadwell-E is wa-a-a-y out of my reach. Gotta stick with my hexacore Westmere for another 4-5 years...
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#8
lilhasselhoffer
So Intel is basically pricing a chip as if it were a part of its server lineup (price is no object to performance), but this time they're bringing it to the enthusiast platform?


God, I hope Zen is absolutely amazing. This Intel high-end stagnation is getting pretty nutty. I can't understand why they continue to have one market segment encroach on another, despite only minor improvements in each subsequent generation since SB.
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#9
Parn
Without any solid competition for the last 5 years, the pricing of Intel CPUs just keeps getting more and more out of control.

AMD, PLEASE pull off a miracle with Zen.
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#10
PP Mguire
Ferrum Master said:
I want to post something really really rude...
I will.

Fuck you Intel.
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#11
64K
Intel is in need of a smack-down.
Zen please be good!
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#12
Estaric
Majority shares the same opinion without any arguments. We all hope that Zen will knock some sense into intel
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#13
Tomgang
What can i say else than:



10 cores is sure nice and would be a nice upgrade from my old I7 920, but 1500 USD. I dont thinks so.
Intel going greedy i see and so not even 999 USD gives you the pleasure of being and Extreme CPU owner any more.
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#14
Aquinus
Resident Wat-man
lilhasselhoffer said:
So Intel is basically pricing a chip as if it were a part of its server lineup (price is no object to performance), but this time they're bringing it to the enthusiast platform?


God, I hope Zen is absolutely amazing. This Intel high-end stagnation is getting pretty nutty. I can't understand why they continue to have one market segment encroach on another, despite only minor improvements in each subsequent generation since SB.
This is why if Zen is lack luster, it's very unlikely that I'll be replacing my 3820 any time soon. More cores are nice but, there is a limit to how much more cores will get you. I think I'll probably be waiting for the socket that succeeds 2011-3 if business continues as usual because as it stands, replacing my 3820 doesn't get me much performance unless you pay through the nose for it when I could probably get myself a 3960X for 300-350 USD off of fleabay.
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#15
newtekie1
Semi-Retired Folder
FordGT90Concept said:
To justify the 50% price jump for 20% more cores, you either have money to burn or you're using it to make money. I suspect it will still be a lot cheaper to get this 10-core than buying a two-way platform with two 6-core processors.
I don't know about that, you can pick up two 8-Core Xeons for under $1,400 right now. And dual socket 2011-v3 boards aren't incredibly expensive. Gigabyte has one for under $500. So the daul-socket might be a little more expensive, but I wouldn't say a lot.
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#16
Octavean
I was never one to spend ~$1000 USD on an Intel HEDT Extreme Edition processor anyway so if the price were to go up to ~$1500 it makes little difference to me. For that reason I can understand why current owners of the fastest Intel HEDT Extreme Edition processors and those seriously considering buying into such a platform (with their ~$1000 at the ready for the processor alone) being a bit concerned.

I bought my Core i7 3930K / Core i7 5820K processors from Microcenter and received significant savings in doing so. Therefore I have grown accustomed to getting roughly ~$100 USD off on such processors. Paying top dollar for an "X" suffice Intel part has never seriously crossed my mind and probably never will even if I came into a windfall of cash.
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#17
GhostRyder
I am all for adding cores but at that price your basically spending enough to purchase a whole separate high end gaming machine. These are more for editing/Vm machines that need those cores and want to overclock.

I will be keeping my 5930K for a few more years regardless of what's released unless there is some huge change that forces me to upgrade.
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#18
Ferrum Master
PP Mguire said:
I will.

Fuck you Intel.
Stop reading my mind :slap:
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#19
Chaitanya
I was hoping that atleast with Broadwell E, I might be able to get 8-Core CPU at 700$ or less. Seems like I will have to pin my hopes on AMD Zen.
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#20
Dj-ElectriC
Intel.
Stop.
Please. oh god please..


AMD... please.... do something... discover some alien technology or something... dear god...
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#21
geon2k2
Everybody hopes for some miracles from AMD and yet everybody has an Intel CPU ... myself included, with AMD GPU though.
Show them some love, buy their products if the performance is acceptable, you don't always need the very best.
By doing this, they'll have funds for r&d, will eventually have a competitive product and only then prices will be back on track.
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#22
Kurt Maverick
I've lost a ton of respect for Intel. If they priced it at 600 (6900K), and 1000 (6950K), Zen would have been born half-dead already, and Intel would have sold CPU's like candy.

Now I hope Zen is as good as the stagnated BW-E, and gives Intel a serious run for their money. They NEED it.
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#23
PP Mguire
geon2k2 said:
Everybody hopes for some miracles from AMD and yet everybody has an Intel CPU ... myself included, with AMD GPU though.
Show them some love, buy their products if the performance is acceptable, you don't always need the very best.
By doing this, they'll have funds for r&d, will eventually have a competitive product and only then prices will be back on track.
We're the small dogs on the block where money is concerned. They need to up architecture so OEMs will gobble them up for cheaper prices than Intel. I've had my chip for 4 years now and neither has released a CPU that impresses me, so I'll definitely say AMD needs some miracle sauce with Zen.
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#24
geon2k2
PP Mguire said:
We're the small dogs on the block where money is concerned. They need to up architecture so OEMs will gobble them up for cheaper prices than Intel. I've had my chip for 4 years now and neither has released a CPU that impresses me, so I'll definitely say AMD needs some miracle sauce with Zen.
You're right, but big OEMs tend to build what people want. With so much negativity around AMD and as everybody recommends Intel, mostly due to power consumption and old low threaded, badly optimized game engines ... no wonder OEM's build intel based computers.
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#25
PP Mguire
geon2k2 said:
You're right, but big OEMs tend to build what people want. With so much negativity around AMD and as everybody recommends Intel, mostly due to power consumption and old low threaded, badly optimized game engines ... no wonder OEM's build intel based computers.
That's precisely why we're saying they need Zen to be good. If the enthusiasts say it's good that has a trickle effect. Big companies that buy OEM still sometimes have people that watch tech like me. If we could do a refresh of 16,000 people, plus secondary and tertiary machines with a powerful yet cheaper solution than what we have now HP will deliver. If they don't we'll go to somebody who will.
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