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Intel Skylake-S desktop CPUs expected at IDF 2015 in August

by Mark Tyson on 17 February 2015, 11:05

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Intel will premiere its Skylake-S desktop CPU lineup at the Intel Developer Forum (IDF) 2015 in August, reports VR-Zone Chinese Edition. The IDF 2015 kicks off on the 15th August and takes place in San Francisco, as usual HEXUS will be at the event.

Previously we knew Skylake was scheduled to arrive in H2 this year but it's good to have an accurate launch schedule pinpointed upon our calendar. The slide published by VR-Zone reveals that sixth generation Intel Core desktop processors introduced in August will include both locked and unlocked (K) chips of various wattages. The most powerful unlocked chip will sport a TDP of 95W while there will be other desktop parts with TDPs as low as 35W.

slide from VR-Zone

Laptop and 2-in-1 PC targeted BGA chips, the Skylake-U series in 28W and 15W TDP SKUs, are also expected to be revealed and detailed at the same event.

HEXUS previously reported on the Intel roadmap leak for this year. The leaked schedule shows that Broadwell desktop parts are going to launch only weeks ahead of the Skylake-S and -U CPUs are launch at the IDF. Both Broadwell and Skylake will use the 14nm process but some desktop PC upgraders might choose Broadwell as it will work with existing LGA1150 motherboards. Skylake-S adoptees will require a LGA1151 socket and 100-series chipset.

VR-Zone reports that Taiwanese motherboard makers will have Skylake compatible boards on exhibit at Computex a couple of months before the IDF 2015.



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Interested to see how these perform….DDR3 and DDR4 support make them a potential stepping stone for many.
shaithis
Interested to see how these perform….DDR3 and DDR4 support make them a potential stepping stone for many.

After seeing how little difference DDR4 makes, I doubt many will make that their upgrade reason.
Tunnah
After seeing how little difference DDR4 makes, I doubt many will make that their upgrade reason.

Your assuming most people will read the reviews or realise how little real-world difference it will make. I remember last year on hexus (of all places!) there was a thread about the tech people were most interesting in coming to market next……the amount of people who stated DDR4 was shocking.

But sooner or later we will all be forced to upgrade to DDR4, the sooner those prices drop, the better! A crossover chip/chipset will potentially make that happen sooner.
shaithis
Your assuming most people will read the reviews or realise how little real-world difference it will make. I remember last year on hexus (of all places!) there was a thread about the tech people were most interesting in coming to market next……the amount of people who stated DDR4 was shocking.

But sooner or later we will all be forced to upgrade to DDR4, the sooner those prices drop, the better! A crossover chip/chipset will potentially make that happen sooner.

Yeah true, people just like bigger numbers. To be fair, by that time DDR4 will be about the same price as DDR3, which is the only thing that'll get me to buy it. I'm hoping to stick with DDR3 though, a mobo/CPU upgrade is enough of a sting, would rather not throw the cost of RAM onto that bonfire
This is great and all but when will the mobile versions of these CPU's be coming out, I would love to see a Gigabyte Aorus x5 or x7 with these CPU's.