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.