Intel Broadwell-E discontinued

Bye bye i7-6950X

Two months after the launch of Skylake-X, Intel retires their Broadwell-E processors. The almost two years old Core i7-6800K, Core i7-6850K, Core i7-6900K and Core i7-6950X are now discontinued. The retirement of this generation chips doesn't really come as a surprise, since Intel never sold three generations of chips in parallel.



By the beginning of September, Intel replaced the Broadwell-E series with the Skylake-X series of processors. In the end the Skylake-X chips are a bit faster compared to the Broadwell-E counterparts. Since the Skylake-X models have the same price as the Broadwell-E ones, the end of Broadwell-E was already predictable. In addition with the new lineup, Intel has added processors with more cores and threads.

As usual, the CPUs will not disappear from the shelves and from dealers after this official statement. According to Intel, they can be ordered until May 2018 and customers will deliver them until November 2018. This applies to the Core i7-6800K, Core i7-6850K, Core i7-6900K and Core i7-6950X.




Source: Guru3D

News by Luca Rocchi and Marc Büchel - German Translation by Marc Büchel - Italian Translation by Francesco Daghini


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