Core i7 6950X on sale for $ 1950

Core i7 6950X price

As usual, Intel has distributed its engineering samples between partners and means to enable them start with the relevant evidence in each case. But it seems now has an unconventional situation is that one of these partners or media has not respected the agreement with Intel and has put on sale on Ebay an engineering sample of a Intel Core i7-6950X ” Broadwell-E ” processor to the tune of $ 1950.

I’ll be completely honest, from the point of view of a media: as you know manufacturers often send us samples of their products to perform analysis, and if the product has a moderate cost, often it can be us for our personal use or testing laboratory. It is very unusual, not to say that this only happens to a few privileged, the manufacturer will yield an engineering sample that has a crazy price as is the case now concerns us. Of course there are people who do this for doing business but this, in my view, beyond all limits because as I mentioned earlier there is a confidentiality agreement by which has not been respected.

Core i7 6950X review

The Intel Core i7-6950X that is for sale is a processor 10 cores and 20 threads of process based on the Broadwell-E 14 nanometer architecture that is yet to be announced officially.It is compatible with Intel socket LGA 2011v3 (X99 chipset) and has a TDP of 140 watts.They are attached in the advertisement placed on Ebay high resolution images that leave no doubt that the product is authentic.

As you can see in the ad, who lives in the US has the processor, and charges an additional $ 50 for shipping costs shipping to anywhere in the world. So, if you want to have this processor before anybody else and you can spare $ 2,000 for nothing, now you have a good chance. However, it falls discounted according to the policy say that Intel engineering samples belong to the company regardless of any other situation, so in theory this sale would be unlawful.

Core i7 6950X specs

Family    Intel Core i7 Extreme Edition
Model number      i7-6950X
Microarchitecture    Broadwell
Data width    64 bit
The number of CPU cores    10
The number of threads    20
Floating Point Unit    Integrated
Level 1 cache size      10 x 32 KB instruction caches, 10 x 32 KB data caches
Level 2 cache size      10 x 256 KB caches
Level 3 cache size    25 MB
TDP    140 Watt

Intel Atom X5 Z8350 Specs

Intel Atom Z8350 specs: This Atom processor is based on Airmont microarchitecture and manufactured using 14nm technology. It has 2 Watt Scenario Design Power and can take maximum of 2GB RAM.

Intel Atom X5 Z8350 Specs

Processor Number    x5-Z8350
Cache    2 MB
Instruction Set    64-bit
Embedded Options Available     No
Lithography    14 nm
Recommended Customer Price    N/A
Conflict Free    Yes
Number of Cores    4
Number of Threads    4
Processor Base Frequency    1.44 GHz
Scenario Design Power (SDP)    2 W
Max Memory Size (dependent on memory type)    2 GB
Memory Types    DDR3L-RS 1600
Max Number of Memory Channels    1
Max Memory Bandwidth    12.8 GB/s
Processor Graphics     Intel HD Graphics
Graphics Base Frequency    200 MHz
Graphics Max Dynamic Frequency    500 MHz
Graphics Video Max Memory    2 GB
Execution Units    12
Max Resolution (HDMI 1.4)    1920×1080
Intel® Wireless Display     Yes
Number of Displays Supported    2
Intel® Virtualization Technology (VT-x)    Yes
Intel® 64     Yes
Intel® Identity Protection Technology    Yes

Core i7 6770HQ benchmark passmark

Intel Core i7 6770HQ benchmark and review. The Core i7 6770HQ is a very powerful processor based on the skylake architecture and was launched in early 2016. Core i7 6770HQ specs include four CPU cores including hyper threading support. The CPU is clocked at 2.6 GHz but can go up to 3.5 GHz under turbo boost mode. Core i7 6770HQ benchmarks are coming soon.

Core i7 6770HQ benchmark passmark

Core i7 6770HQ specs

Series    Intel Core i7
Codename    Skylake
clocking    2600 – 3500 MHz
Level 1 cache    256 KB
Level 2 Cache    1024KB
Level 3 cache    6144 KB
Number of cores / threads    4/8
Max. Power consumption (TDP = Thermal Design Power)    45 Watt
manufacturing technology    14 nm
Max. Temperature    100 ° C
socket    BGA
features    Dual-channel DDR3L-1600 / DDR4-2133 memory controller, AVX, AVX2, Quick Sync, Virtualization, AES-NI, TXT
GPU    Intel Iris Pro Graphics 580 (350-950 MHz)
64 bit    64 Bit is supported
Hardware Virtualization    VT-x, VT-d
Initial price    $ 434 US
Launched on    01/24/2016

Intel Xeon E3 1220 1225 1230 1235L 1240 1240L 1245 1260L 1270 1275 1280 Specifications

Specifications of Intel Xeon E3 1200v5 series server lineup is now available. This includes Intel Xeon E3 1220 1225 1230 1235L 1240 1240L 1245 1260L 1270 1275 1280 and all of these processors will be released in the four quarter of 2015.

Intel Xeon E3 1220 1225 1230 1235L 1240 1240L 1245 1260L 1270 1275 1280 Specifications

The Intel Xeon E3-1220 v5, E3-1230 v5, E3-1240 v5, E3-1270 v5 and E3-1280 v5 consist of four CPU cores, 80W TDP and turbo boost feature. The Xeon E3-1245 v5 and E3-1275 v5 are essentially E3-1240 v5 and E3-1270 v5 SKUs with enabled GT2 GPU unit.

Intel Xeon E3 1220 1225 1230 1235L 1240 1240L 1245 1260L 1270 1275 1280 Specifications

Model Cores /
Frequency /
Graphics TDP
Xeon E3-1220 v5 4 / 4 3 / 3.5 GHz 8 MB None 80W
Xeon E3-1225 v5 4 / 4 3.3 / 3.7 GHz 8 MB HD P530 80W
Xeon E3-1230 v5 4 / 8 3.4 / 3.8 GHz 8 MB None 80W
Xeon E3-1235L v5 4 / 4 2 / 3 GHz 8 MB HD P530 25W
Xeon E3-1240 v5 4 / 8 3.5 / 3.9 GHz 8 MB None 80W
Xeon E3-1240L v5 4 / 8 2.1 / 3.2 GHz 8 MB None 25W
Xeon E3-1245 v5 4 / 8 3.5 / 3.9 GHz 8 MB HD P530 80W
Xeon E3-1260L v5 4 / 8 2.9 / 3.9 GHz 8 MB None 45W
Xeon E3-1270 v5 4 / 8 3.6 / 4 GHz 8 MB None 80W
Xeon E3-1275 v5 4 / 8 3.6 / 4 GHz 8 MB HD P530 80W
Xeon E3-1280 v5 4 / 8 3.7 / 4 GHz 8 MB None 80W
Xeon E3-1565L v5 4 / 8 TBD No data GT4e 35W
Xeon E3-1585 v5 4 / 8 TBD No data GT4e TBD
Xeon E3-1585L v5 4 / 8 No data No data GT4e 45W

Intel Xeon E7-8895 v3 specifications, The most powerful processor for servers

Intel Xeon E7-8895 v3 was quietly launched today by the company and it currently the most powerful x86 processor for servers. Intel Xeon E7-8895 v3 has total of 18 cores which with hyper threading gives you 36 logical cores that can be configured on the fly depending on the load.

Intel Xeon E7-8895 v3 specifications

Intel Xeon E7-8895 v3 specifications: 22 nm Haswell-EX processor with base frequency of 2.6 GHz and 3.5 GHz in turbo more, a 45 MB cache, DDR3 / DDR4 memory that supports up to 1536 GB of memory and 32 PCI-Express 3.0 lines with a TDP of 175 watts.

As mentioned earlier, you can change the number of cores in action and the operating frequency at any time remotely without having to make any changes physically. However, these functions are currently only supported by the Oracle Server X5-4 that was announced recently.

For now, the  Xeon E7-8895 v3 is only available to Oracle customers, and nobody knows when it will be sold to other customers. Price tag is also unknown but it will be close to 7200 dollars.

Intel Celeron 3215U and 3765U specifications

Intel Celeron 3215U and 3765U micro processors are meant to be used in cheap laptops and ultra thin laptops. Both of these processors are built in Broadwell architecture and come with basic, entry level integrated graphics from Intel. You can call Intel Celeron 3215U and Celeron 3765U as successors to Celeron 3205U and 3755U processors.

Intel Celeron 3215U and 3765U specifications

Intel Celeron 3215U specifications include 1.7 GHz clock speed, dual core, 2 threads, 2MB L3 cache and 16GB RAM support. TDP is 15 watts and maximum operating temperature is 105 degrees.

Intel Celeron 3765U specifications include 1.9 GHz clock speed, dual core, 2 threads, 2MB L3 cache and up to 16GB RAM support. TDP is same as 3215U which is 15 watts and maximum operating temperature is same as well.

Mediatek MT8173 review, reference tablet overview

Mediatek MT8173 is the newest SoC to make its debut in the market. The new chipset features a 64 bit architecture and  a quad cores based on Cortex A72 / A53 with big little technology. Here is Mediatek MT8173 review.

Mediatek MT8173 review

The Mediatek MT8173 reference tablet was showcased at the mobile world congress event where we were able to find out that it runs up to 2.4 GHz clock speed and offers full Open CL support. Its integrated GPU, power VR GX6250 offers great graphics performance.

Mediatek MT8173 review and overview

In the AnTuTu performance benchmark software, the Mediatek MT8173 scored more than 40,000 which is means that it is six times more powerful than the MediaTek MT8125 processor released backed in 2013.

Check out Lenovo IdeaTab S6000 with MediaTek 8125 processor.

Mediatek MT8173 tablet

As expected the MT8173 offers 4k video playback and recording giving users a premium experience. Sources have told us that the processor will be released in the second half of the year and first devices with MediaTek Mt8173 will be ready by October 2015. So get ready to play games and watch videos in 4K mobility on MediaTek MT8173 tablet during Christmas holidays.

Allwinner A83T benchmark review

Allwinner A83T is an octa core processor made especially for the low end tablets that offer good performance and at the same time value for money. We reviewed Allwinner A83T on the Infocus CS1 A83 tablet.

Allwinner A83T benchmark

The AllWinner A83T is based on ARM Cortex A7 architecture and runs at 2016 MHz clock speed. Allwinner A83T benchmark results are given below. The processor is more than enough powerful to keep the entire system running smooth at all times.

1) AnTuTu benchmark – 27770

Allwinner A83T review

2) 3DMark Unlimited – 4956

Our review tablet, the Infocus CS1 A83 is able to run 1080p videos easily with hardware acceleration.

Normal bitrate 1080p Can run it? Mode
MPEG2 / MP2 2.0 – 6.6Mbps Yes HW
MPEG4 / MP3 2.0 – 7.6Mbps Yes HW
H264 / AAC 2.0 – 7.2Mbps Yes HW
VC1 / WMA3 2.0 – 8.6Mbps Yes HW
VP8 / VORBIS 2.0 – 7.8Mbs Jump frames HW
High bitrate 1080p    
Birds – H264 / No audio – 40Mbps Yes HW
Samsung Oceanic Life – H264 – AC3 2.0 – 40Mbps Yes HW
4K Format    
Skyfall – H264 / AAC 2.0 – 10Mbps Yes HW
Timelapse – H264 / AAC 2.0 – 43Mbps Jump frames HW
HD Club Chimei – H264 / AAC 2.0 – 60Mbps Jump frames HW
Newer 4K formats    
Elecard – H265-HVEC / AAC 2.0 – 6.4Mbps Jump frames SW
Tears of steel – H265-HVEC / AAC 2.0 – 15Mbps Jump frames SW
Google test – VP9 / No audio – 14Mbps Jump frames SW

As you can see the AllWinner A83T is a very capable processor and more than enough capable to perform most of the common jobs on a tablet.

Intel Core i7 5650U benchmark

The Core i7 5650U is a very powerful ultra low voltage processor by Intel that was introduced by the chip giant in January 2015. It is slated to be used in the upcoming broadwell Macbook Air and ultrathin ultrabooks as it consumes little power; has high performance output and dissipates little heat which is critical in ultrathin laptops. Interestingly the Core i7 5650U has lower CPU base clock speed than the outgoing Core i7 5600U but faster GPU.

Intel Core i7 5650U benchmark

The Intel Core i7 5650U benchmark indicate that thanks to improved architecture, it is about 10 percent faster than the lower clocked Core i7 4650U which. This means it is powerful enough for working on CPU-hungry applications.

Core i7 4650U benchmark results:
Cinebench R15 (CPU Single 64 bit): 124
Geekbench 3 (32 bit multi core): 5875
3DMark 2013 (fire strike standard physics full HD): 3864
Passmark: 4176

Core i7 5650U also brings improved HD graphics 6000 that offer 48 EUs at 300 MHz – 1000 MHz. It has faster memory speeds up to 1866 LPDDR3, so this makes it more powerful than the Intel HD Graphics 5000 that has 40 EUs. Demanding games should run just fine at medium detail settings.

Intel Core i5 5500U benchmark, a stellar performer

We tested out the Intel Core i5 5500U processor that came on Nec Lavie hybrid laptop. The laptop did not come with discrete graphics which will allow us to properly do Intel Core i5 5500U benchmark since we be able to evaluate the performance of its built in HD 5500 graphics.

The Intel Core i5 5500U has maximum clock speed of 3GHz under turbo boost mode and 2.4 GHz under normal mode. There are 2 cores that can handle up to 4 threads simultaneously. TDP of Intel Core i5 5500U is 15 watts.

Intel Core i5 5500U benchmark

Crystal mark benchmark score for Intel Core i5 5500U is ALU 47852, FPU 43499, MEM 31295, HDD 10856, GDI 16036, D2D n / a, OGL 10325. The windows index was overall 5.1 with individual score as follows: Processor 7.4, 7.4 memory, graphics 5.1, Gaming graphics 5.5, the primary hard disk 5.9.

crystalmark benchmark of Core i5 5500U CPU

The PCMark 8  benchmark result is 2307. This Core i7 processor scored high in all the benchmark tests. Storage score is poor but that is due to the hard disk used in our review laptop.