May 30, 2016 Computex — Designed for the extreme performance needs of enthusiasts, the Intel® Core™ i7 processor Extreme Edition delivers with up to 10 cores and 20 threads, 40 PCIe lanes, and a new Intel® Turbo Boost Max Technology 3.0 to tame the most demanding workloads. When game and content creators need incredible performance, they turn to Extreme Edition.
Intel Core i7 processor Extreme Edition opens up new levels of performance and capability enthusiasts never thought possible. Forty PCIe lanes connected directly into the CPU allow for system expansion with fast SSDs, up to four discrete GFX cards and ultra-fast Thunderbolt™ 3.0 technology. Massive Intel® Smart Cache of up to 25MB and quad-channel memory improves responsiveness and decreases startup time when working with large files and applications. The new Intel® Turbo Boost Max Technology 3.0 steers applications to the highest-performing core, improving single-threaded performance by up to 15 percent. The Intel® Core™ i7-69xx/68xx processor family is also unlocked, an important feature for enthusiasts who want the extra headroom and tools to push their system to the limit.
• 10-, 8- or 6-core options
• New! Intel® Turbo Boost Max Technology 3.0
• Up to 40 PCI Express* 3.0 lanes
• 4 channel DDR4-2400 memory support
• Fully unlocked for performance tuning
• Up to 25 MB Intel® Smart Cache
• Intel® Hyper-Threading Technology
• Supports LGA 2011-v3 socket
• Intel® Ready Mode Technology
• Intel® X99 Chipset compatibility
And they have released the Pricing for them.
My own thoughts: Looking at the price they are not for casual users, but having the amount of cores and being able to overclock will be of interest for those who can make full use of it such as content creators, knowing first hand how long it can take to render videos especially in high definition having the extra grunt would save time. I think a lot will depend on how well it does when put to the test compared to the other processors that Intel offers, and then we will see if it is worth the cost.