The Chinese site XFastest has published what is reported to be the latest Intel roadmap. It has new details on the forthcoming Sandy Bridge-Es designed for Socket LGA 2011. According to this roadmap three models are set to be launched in the fourth quarter:
- A 6 core at 3.3 GHz with 15 MB of cache
- A 6 core at 3.2 GHz with 12 MB of cache
- A quad core at 3.6 GHz with 10 MB of cache
The first two are likely to be completely unlocked for overclocking, while the third only partially. As LGA 2011 allows bus overclocking, we’ll have to see to what extent it determines overclocking capacity. In terms of pricing, the highest end model will replace the Core i7-990X, the next the Core i7-980 and the cheapest should be positioned on a level with the Core i7-2600K/960.