Intel is shipping its new chip, the Intel Core i7 processor Extreme Edition which was formerly code-named Broadwell-e, for its target market of PC gamers and VR content creation professionals.
The seventh generation Intel Core processors are based on the 14nm fabrication process, a part of the ‘semi-Tock’ release, and come with Turbo Boost Max Technology 3.0 for more efficient core allocation for single-threaded processes.
There are four versions in this series and the entire series is unlocked for overclocking, with the highlight being the $1,723 Intel Core i7-6950X Extreme Edition with 10 cores and 20 threads.
The company announced that these Kaby Lake processors, along with its Apollo Lake processors, have already gone into production and are aimed at a release later this quarter. Its Optane memory technology will go into production this year, it added.
The Intel Core i7-6950X Extreme Edition is Intel’s first deca-core desktop CPU – and it’s meant for gaming. It features a 3.0GHz base clock, a 3.5GHz Turbo Boost clock, and 25MB of L3 Cache.
The Core i7-6950X is said to be 35 percent faster in 3D rendering than the Haswell-E generation flagship, the Intel Core i7-5960X.
The chip giant has also introduced three other 7th generation Intel Core i7 Enthusiast Broadwell-E processors, the 6900K, 6850K, and 6800K.
The Intel Core i7-6900K ($1,089 ) has eight cores, 16 threads, a base clock of 3.2GHz, a Turbo Boost clock speed of 3.7GHz, and a 20MB L3 Cache.
Likewise, the Intel Core i7-6850K($617 ) has six cores, 12 threads, a base clock of 3.6GHz, a Turbo Boost clock speed of 3.8GHz, and a 15MB L3 Cache. And the Intel Core i7-6800K ($434 ) has six cores, 12 threads, a base clock of 3.4GHz, a Turbo Boost clock speed of 3.6GHz, and a 15MB L3 Cache.
PM congratulates Nepali national cricket team
KATHMANDU— Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli has congratulated Nepali national cricket team for being able to clinch the International T20 series.
PM Oli in a tweet extended best wishes and congratulations saying he was very happy to know Nepal’s win over the UAE by 14 runs in the third match of the series.
Winning T20 series is another landmark success for Nepali cricket, he said, adding, “It is big achievement for Nepal’s cricket. I would like to heartily congratulate entire members of Nepali cricket squad”.