While the first two enthusiast-class K-series Skylake CPUs will be launched at August 5 at Gamescom, it will take a few more months for the mainstream parts to arrive. DigiTimes wrote today that mass shipments of Skylake CPUs will start in October and November. And in the first quarter of 2016, Intel will introduce its new enthusiast platform, the Broadwell-E. This chip will have eight cores, it supports the X99 chipset and DDR4:
In early August, Intel will announce several K-series processors including Core i7-6700K, and Z170 chipsets and will unveil Skylake-S and Skylake-U series processors and H170/B150 chipsets in early September.
Intel will start mass shipping Skylake processors in October and November, while its top-end six-core and eight-core Broadwell-E processors will become available in the first quarter of 2016 using LGA 2011-3 and supporting the X99 chipsets and DDR4 memory.