Intel Broadwell-E Core i7-6950X Review: The first 10-core enthusiast CPU is a beast



Monstrous. Brawny. Or in the parlance of our times: OP for “overpowered.” All are apt terms for Intel’s new 10-core Core i7-6950X, a muscular CPU so over-the-top in power, that you’d have to be crazy to need one.

But Intel’s Extreme Edition CPUs have never been about catering to practical need. No, they cater to your desire for raw performance.This time, though, Intel is pushing both performance and your wallet to the very edge with a CPU priced at $1,723.

No, that’s not a typo: $1,723. For just one CPU.

For more details on the chip, read Mark Hachman’s deep dive. To find out if Intel’s brutishly powerful chip is worth it, read on.

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