Intel Affirms Plans To Set Sail Skylake In H2'2015

Written by Michael Larabel in Intel on 9 September 2014 at 03:00 PM EDT. 7 Comments
The Intel Developer Forum (IDF) is this week in San Francisco and during this morning's keynote was showing off a flip notebook based on Skylake, the successor to the yet-to-be-fully-released Broadwell.

While Broadwell desktop CPUs aren't expected to begin shipping until H1'2015 and the ultra-portable Broadwell devices to ship later this year, Intel is sticking to their plan of releasing Skylake in the second half of 2015. The system shown at this morning's keynote was running Microsoft Windows but no performance figures were shared anyhow.

Skylake is the second-generation architecture on the 14nm manufacturing process and is expected to move the fully-integrated voltage regulator off the CPU die, will be paired with the Intel 100 Series chipsets, support DDR3/DDR4 memory, offer PCI Express 4.0 connectivity, usher in Thunderbolt 3.0 support, support SATA Express, bring forward AVX-512 and Intel MPX/ADX, and have various other improvements over Haswell and Broadwell.

Intel's Open-Source Technology Center developers have recently just started on their Linux enablement for Skylake so expect to hear more about this H2'2015 hardware in the months ahead as more of the open-source patches turn up on public lists.
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