Broadwell, Skylake desktop CPUs scheduled to arrive mid-year, leaked roadmap reveals

By Shawn Knight · 13 replies
Jan 30, 2015
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  1. Those looking to upgrade or build a new system using Intel's upcoming unlocked Broadwell desktop processor won't have to wait too much longer if the latest leaked roadmap proves accurate.

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  2. bexwhitt

    bexwhitt TS Guru Posts: 355   +73

    Still struggling on here with a 755 quad g0 stepping, how will I manage?
  3. hahahanoobs

    hahahanoobs TS Evangelist Posts: 2,046   +680

    Skylake-S here I come! I just hope I can still use my H100i with it.
  4. Skidmarksdeluxe

    Skidmarksdeluxe TS Evangelist Posts: 8,647   +3,274

    Nice but I'm not planning to upgrade anytime soon but when I do these still-to-be-released chips will have seen better days by then.
  5. Cryio

    Cryio TS Addict Posts: 208   +62

    Get a Q9650, overclock it to 4 GHz, hang on tight until you get the budget to upgrade to a FX 8320 or an Haswell i5.
  6. Cryio

    Cryio TS Addict Posts: 208   +62

    So starting with September/October we're going to have desktop and laptops with Skylake? Pff.

    What do we even know of Skylake?
  7. cliffordcooley

    cliffordcooley TS Guardian Fighter Posts: 9,735   +3,706

    There was not enough info for you to know the Q9650 would work.
  8. I still dont see any need to change my i7 940... Am I worng?
  9. Cryio

    Cryio TS Addict Posts: 208   +62

    As long as it's overclocked to 3.5, nope.
  10. cliffordcooley

    cliffordcooley TS Guardian Fighter Posts: 9,735   +3,706

    Let me fix this for you.

    As long as it satisfies your needs, nope.
  11. hahahanoobs

    hahahanoobs TS Evangelist Posts: 2,046   +680

    The next K-series chip from Intel will be Skylake-S, a 95W chip on the LGA platform. As a “tock” in Intel’s tick-tock release cycle, this chip is expected to be completely redesigned with better performance and reduced power consumption. According to the slide, the “K” variant will be joined by standard 65W and 35W variants.

    If you're looking for final specs now, it's too early for that.
  12. cldmstrsn

    cldmstrsn TS Addict Posts: 141   +90

    No you are not wrong. If it does everything you want it to do then there is never a reason to upgrade. I have a 3770k in my system and honestly that will definitely last me at the very very least another 3 years. so ill jump into Cannonlake or the one after that.
  13. Revolution 11

    Revolution 11 TS Enthusiast Posts: 40

    Let's be honest here. His i7 940 itself is good for Cannonlake's successor unless he is really into video encoding or game emulation or photo editing. Your 3770K will be good for even longer.

    If you are on a desktop, does power consumption really matter? I would never buy a "tick" like Cannonlake as a desktop CPU, time permitting of course. The tocks are much more interesting.
  14. cldmstrsn

    cldmstrsn TS Addict Posts: 141   +90

    Ya for sure he would be good when cannonlake comes out and I agree tocks are much more interesting and that's why I said either cannonlake or whatever is after it but I don't see myself upgrading until DDR4 is cheaper or another form of memory comes out. Probably 2018 or 2019 I see doing a new build.

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