Intel Broadwell and Skylake planned for mid-2015

Posted on Friday, Jan 30 2015 @ 17:59 CET by Thomas De Maesschalck
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The Tech Report came across an updated Intel roadmap that shows the chip giant plans to launch its Broadwell and Skylake chips towards the middle of the year. The chart suggests unlocked 65W TDP Broadwell chips are slated for sometime around April whereas Skylake-S is scheduled for June. Skylake-S will arrive in an unlocked 95W TDP version, as well as in regular 35W and 65W models.

Broadwell should work in current 9-series motherboards while Skylake will likely require a new motherboard.
The mobile variant of Skylake will reportedly debut just before the desktop chip. 15W and 28W flavors of Skylake-U are on tap, both with BGA packages. There's no mention of a lower-power replacement for the Core M, though. The lowest-wattage chip on the roadmap is the Braswell replacement for Bay Trail-D, which is supposed to arrive early in Q2. That SoC is listed with a 10W thermal envelope, and it seems to be targeted at low-power desktops. Intel is already shipping Cherry Trail, its Bay Trail successor for tablets.
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