First AMD Zen chips may not be quad-core parts
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AMD prepares for IPC race with Intel

In May 2015, we reported that AMD’s first Zen CPUs, launching in Q4 2016, would most likely be quad-core chips based on a presentation slide showing the company’s Zen core units scaling up to four cores with shared L3 cache. According to new information released one year later, this may not be the case and, the company could be preparing to launch eight and six-core variants in a tight efficiency race against Intel's 'Kaby Lake' CPUs.

Intel flagship Broadwell-E Core i7-6950X tested as well
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Compared with the Core i7-5960X

It is obvious that Intel's Broadwell-E HEDT launch is drawing near as with all the previous leaks we now have some of the first benchmarks of the flagship ten-core Core i7-6950X.

Broadwell-E comes in six and eight core in Q1 2016
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Up to 20MB cache, overclockable K an X SKUs

Intel plans to launch an update to the Haswell-E high-end line of processors and it calls them Broadwell-E.

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Uses soldered thermal interface material

Keeps the specifications under tight wraps