Sunday, February 01, 2015
Intel's Skylake confirmed for Q3 2015
|Intel new advanced 14 nm architecture|
Intel’s Skylake architecture will bring a number of new features to the table, including higher Instructions per clock (IPC), Thunderbolt 3.0 support (‘Alpine Ridge’ models only), DDR4 memory and native SATA Express.
The Z170 companion chipset would be the flagship performance chipset which will support the unlocked K-Series Skylake processors . The chipset will feature up to 20 PCIe Gen 3 lanes, 6 SATA Gen 3 ports, 10 USB 3.0 ports and a total of 14 total USB ports (USB 3.0 / USB 2.0), up to 3 SATA Express capable ports, up to 3 Intel RST capable PCI-e storage ports which may include x2 SATA Express or M.2 SSD port with Enhanced SPI and x4/x8/x16 capable Gen 3 PCI-Express support from the processor.
99% BAD HARDWARE WEEK: Native Command Queuing has been known since 2008 say in Intel's SSD. Now HD access will be faster too. Well, if you use faster core, twice faster DDR4, you can't rely on old, slow HD. And the other peripheral devices too.
Intel is not implementing USB 3.1 and that would be a cool thing. We expect to see USB 3.1 shipping in 2015, but motherboard manufacturers will have to rely on external controllers.