Intel demos next-next-gen “Skylake” processors, coming in late 2015

Intel logoIntel's Broadwell CPU architecture has only just started rolling out, and most of the processors that use it aren't even supposed to launch until early next year. The new 14nm manufacturing process is causing the delay, but yesterday at the Intel Developer Forum the company tried to demonstrate that Broadwell's lateness wouldn't affect the rest of its roadmap.

To that end, Intel highlighted a couple of working developer systems based on the new "Skylake" architecture, as summarized here by Anandtech. The company didn't go into specific performance or power consumption numbers (both because it's early and because Intel probably doesn't want to take the wind out of Broadwell's sails), but it showed working silicon rendering 3D games and playing back 4K video to prove that the chips are working. The first Skylake processors are reportedly due out late in 2015 following the beginning of volume production in the second half of the year.

Here are the basic facts we already know about Skylake: it's a "tock" on Intel's roadmap, meaning it introduces a new architecture on a manufacturing process that's already up and running. In this case, that's Intel's 14nm process, which Intel insists has recovered from its early problems. Some of the CPUs in Intel's lineup—specifically mid-to-low-end socketed desktop CPUs—will get their next refresh using Skylake instead of Broadwell. Whether this is because Intel wants to reserve 14nm manufacturing capacity for lower-power, higher-margin chips or because it just doesn't think the power-consumption-obsessed Broadwell is a good fit for regular desktops is anyone's guess.

We aren't likely to hear much more about Skylake until after more Broadwell parts have rolled out, but we'll continue to report more information as we hear it.

Source: Ars Technica

Tags: 14 nm, CPUs, Intel

Add comment

Your name:
Sign in with:
Your comment:

Enter code:

E-mail (not required)
E-mail will not be disclosed to the third party

Last news

A mobile hotspot in Australia will be capable of hitting gigabit speeds on the go
A new game could be in the works as Blizzard appears to have been hiring for a Diablo-related project
Nokia CEO Rajeev Suri will speak at MWC 2017
However what if you could go way, way back?
The Helio P15 packs an octa-core Cortex-A53 processor clocked at 2.2GHz
Samsung claims up to 27-percent higher performance or 40-percent lower power
Preliminary data for October shows another Windows 10 boom
Samsung Galaxy TabPro S - a tablet with the Windows-keyboard
The first Windows-tablet with the 12-inch display Super AMOLED
June 7, 2016 /
Keyboards for iOS
Ten iOS keyboards review
July 18, 2015 /
Samsung E1200 Mobile Phone Review
A cheap phone with a good screen
March 8, 2015 / 4
Creative Sound Blaster Z sound card review
Good sound for those who are not satisfied with the onboard solution
September 25, 2014 / 2
Samsung Galaxy Gear: Smartwatch at High Price
The first smartwatch from Samsung - almost a smartphone with a small body
December 19, 2013 /
HP Slate 7 is a 7-inch Android 4 Tablet PC with good sound
A cost-effective, 7-inch tablet PC from a renowned manufacturer
October 25, 2013 / 4

News Archive



Do you use microSD card with your phone?
or leave your own version in comments