After the leaked photos of the Core i7-6850 from yesterday, there are now also leaked benchmark results of the Core i7-6950X. A forum user of OCN got his hands on the Broadwell-E based Intel Core i7-6950X and tested it against the i7-5960X.
The 6950X is a ten-core chip with HyperThreading, it offers 25MB L3 cache, and a quad-channel DDR4 memory controller. The retail version is believed to have a stock frequency of 3.0GHz but the engineering sample was overclockable to a whopping 4.50GHz. Unfortunately, the price of the 6950X will reportedly be higher than the traditional $999 price slot for Intel's top-en HEDT chip.
Here's a quick overview of the leaked benchmark results of the Core i7-6950X in comparison with the Core i7-5960X:
At its top overclock of 4.50 GHz, the i7-6950X achieved a Cinebench R15 score of 2327 points. At 4.00 GHz, it scored 1904 points, 19.5 percent higher than the i7-5960X at the same clocks (the i7-6950X features two extra cores). The two chips were also put through AIDA64 memory tests. The memory read speeds were nearly the same, but the memory write speeds were found to be a staggering 37 percent higher on the i7-6950X. The memory copy speeds, however, were 10.5 percent lower on the i7-6950X.
The Broadwell-E lineup is expected to be launched within a couple of weeks.