Ahead of Intel’s anticipated Broadwell-E processor launch, Asrock announced the availability of an updated BIOS with support for the new X99 platform CPUs.
The update applies to all of Asrock’s X99 motherboard lineup. The new Broadwell-E processors drop into the same LGA 2011-v3 sockets as their Haswell-E predecessors, and the new CPUs introduce 14 nm lithography to Intel’s Extreme Edition chipset.
Asrock said its new BIOS updates will support the entire Broadwell-E lineup, which includes the deca-core Core i7-6950X, the Core i7-6900K, i7-6850K and i7-6800K. Aside from a few leaked product reference tables, Asrock appears to be the first reputable source to confirm the Broadwell-E lineup offerings (or at least the processor names) ahead of Intel’s official announcement, presumably slated for Computex.
Asrock’s X99 BIOS updates with support for Intel Broadwell-E processors is available right now from the company’s website. Now we just have to wait for the CPUs.
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Same here, even if it is slower than my i5-4670K. I see a lot of potential with HSA in the future and a power dedicated graphics for DX12.
Who has an extreme edition cpu and is concerned about power management? We bought them for power, efficiency be damned.
Sssssh Everything will be all right haha
None of this is news though. We have known about the Broadwell-E parts, their numbers and their core counts. Only thing we do not know is what their pricing of what kind of performance increase per core per clock we will see.