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    Posted: 09 Jan 2016 at 5:24pm
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Will there be support for Broadwell-E on this or other of your current X99 boards?


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From what I've read on the internet the Broadwell-E's will be supported on the current X99/2011-3 boards. With a BIOS update of course.

But with Skylake-E somewhere near, why not wait? I haven't read that many glowing reports on Broadwell-E other than skip it and hold out for Skylake-E.

Some serious money to chance being disappointed in expectations. Skylake-E on the other hand is a generation newer and with that comes much greater prospects/expectations
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Don't misunderstand me, Broardwell-E is great/awesome.

But if I myself had a need that could be postponed, IMO Skylake-E is worth waiting over.
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I already have 2,5x X99 platforms in the house, and one of them would be upgraded to Broadwell-E.
Was just curious about if i need a refresh board or it would support it with a BIOS update.

Is the BIOS update for the current X99 be ready for Broadwell-E launch?
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Originally posted by C4PPY C4PPY wrote:


Is the BIOS update for the current X99 be ready for Broadwell-E launch?


You could probably bet your last dollar on it. If not at launch date very soon thereafter.

Again, I haven't read anything lately that implies a refresh board. Early on the speculation ran that way but lately I've read all X99/2011-3 boards will support it.

Two generations per socket has been the rule. Yet knowing Intel lately ...........
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Broadwell-E was delayed by Intel until Q2 of 2016, meaning sometime after April 1, 2016.

I'm sure the UEFI/BIOS updates for X99 boards for Broadwell-E will be available before these processors are released.

There will be four Broadwell-E HEDT processors this time. Two 6 core models, one 8 core, and the first Intel consumer 10 core CPU, the i7-6950X. All are still rated at 140W TDP.

The top of the line HEDT i7- X processors are always at least $1K, but since Broadwell Mainstream processors tend to be pricey, would I be surprised if the i7-6950X was ~$1.5K? Nope. Censored
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