For a long time, Intel has had the tradition of launching its top enthusiast processor for $999. These times may soon be gone as German tech site ComputerBase heard rumors at CES that Intel's next-gen flagship will aim for a new price level.
Most of Intel's Broadwell-E HEDT CPU lineup is expected to stick to the previous price points, with exception of the top-of-the-line 10-core part. The new flagship is expected to command a MSRP of $1,499, a price level not seen since the introduction of the Core 2 Quad QX9775 in 2007.
The first Broadwell-E CPUs are expected in Q2 2016.