Intel’s Broadwell-E HEDT CPU is definitely arriving soon and not just the stuff of rumours as evident with the another motherboard manufacturer announcing BIOS updates that will enable compatibility with current X99 motherboards. First MSI announced two weeks ago that updates are now available to enable the feature and ASRock has officially acknowledged the impending release as well via press release.
The new flagship Core i7-6950X is expected to be a 10-core monster with 25MB of L3 cache. ASRock also confirms in the press release that the BIOS update includes support for the other upcoming Broadwell-E CPU family i7-6900K, i7-6850K and i7-6800K.
ASRock currently has 20 different X99 motherboards listed in various form factors, including mini-ITX and mATX. The Broadwell-E BIOS update can be found on each of their respoective product pages here: http://www.asrock.com.tw/mb/index.asp?s=2011-3
|X99 OC Formula/3.1||X99 OC Formula||Fatal1ty X99 Professional/3.1|
|Fatal1ty X99 Professional||Fatal1ty X99X Killer/3.1||Fatal1ty X99X Killer|
|Fatal1ty X99M Killer/3.1||Fatal1ty X99M Killer||X99 WS-E/10G|
|X99 WS-E||X99 WS||X99 Extreme11|
|X99 Extreme6/3.1||X99 Extreme6/ac||X99 Extreme6|
|X99 Extreme4/3.1||X99 Extreme4||X99M Extreme4|
source: Press Release