FUD Zilla heard rumors that Intel will slow down the development of its desktop processors. The site's anonymous sources revealed that Intel plans to do only one new desktop chip generation every two years, and that the upcoming Broadwell will be exclusively for notebooks. If this rumor is true, desktop enthusiasts will have to wait until the arrival of the 14nm Skylake CPU sometime in 2015:
Skylake is the next Intel chip that is set to have a desktop version and it is a tock, a new architecture processor that can probably bring more performance than what you would expect from the Broadwell 14nm shrink. Skylake is 14nm and it is set to come at some point in 2015.
Typical non-desktop users won’t benefit much from new processor unless they use heavy video encoding and rendering and watching Full HD movies and even 4K movies won’t be much of a task in the future.
According to Intel’s own figures, the average PC is now more than four years old, the PC market is mature and upgrade cycles are getting longer, which explains the shift to a two-year cycle in the desktop segment.