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Intel ‘Skylake’ launch schedule revealed: CPUs to arrive in August

Intel Corp. has reportedly finalized its launch schedules for the upcoming code-named “Skylake” central processing units. According to a timetable published by a Chinese web-site, various “Skylake” chips are set to arrive to the market between August and November.

Intel plans to demonstrate its next-generation “Skylake” microprocessors at its Intel Developer Forum, which takes place from the 18th to the 20th of August in San Francisco, California. At the trade-show the company will disclose peculiarities of the micro-architecture, reveal innovative PCs powered by the new central processing units and may even talk about its future CPUs.


The first “Skylake” products to hit the market will be desktop “Skylake-S” chips for enthusiasts, the Core i7-6700K and the Core i5-6600K, according to a timetable published by BenchLife web-site. The new quad-core processors with unlocked multiplier could hit the market already in August.


The RTS [ready to ship] milestone for low-power Core M “Skylake-Y” as well as mainstream and high-performance mobile Core i-series “Skylake-U” and “Skylake-H” is scheduled on September, 2015. Highest-performing laptop chips as well as the first Xeon processors for single-socket servers featuring “Skylake” microarchitecture will arrive in October or November. Intel will also update the mobile CPU lineups in January, 2016, with improved models.

Intel did not comment on the news-story.

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