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.
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.
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.
Uses soldered thermal interface material
All three SKUs listed
Keeps the specifications under tight wraps