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Intel roadmap confirms launch timeframes for ‘Broadwell’, ‘Skylake’ CPUs

A newly published roadmap of Intel Corp. confirms that the company is on track to release its code-named “Broadwell” and “Skylake-S” microprocessors this year as well as “Broadwell-E” chips early in 2016.

PCOnline has published a slide from Intel’s roadmap, which reveals model numbers of Intel’s upcoming central processing units. As expected, Intel is about to introduce “Broadwell Unlocked” processors – the Core i7-5775C (4 cores/8 threads, 3.30GHz/3.80GHz base/turbo frequency, 6MB cache, Iris Pro 6200 graphics core, 65W TDP) and the Core i5-5675C (4 cores/4 threads, 3.10GHz/3.60GHz base/turbo frequency, 4MB cache, Iris Pro 6200 graphics core, 65W TDP). The lineup of “Broadwell” chips in LGA packaging will be limited to only two models.

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Sometimes in the third quarter of this year Intel intends to launch its “Skylake-S” microprocessors, including high-end Core i7-6700K (4 cores/8 threads, 4.0GHz/4.20GHz base/turbo frequency, 8MB cache, integrated graphics core, 95W TDP) and Core i5-6600K (4 cores/4 threads, 3.50GHz/3.90GHz base/turbo frequency, 6MB cache, integrated graphics core, 95W TDP) models. The chips will come with unlocked multiplier and will substitute Intel’s current-generation “Devil’s Canyon” products.

In the first quarter of 2016 the world’s largest maker of microprocessors plans to unveil its “Broadwell-E” chips for high-end desktops. The new central processing units will be made using 14nm process technology and are expected to feature up to eight cores along with relatively high clock-rates.

Intel did not comment on the news-story.

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KitGuru Says: It looks like after rather significant delays, Intel’s 14nm product lineup is about to hit the desktop PC market. Hopefully, Intel will make enough processors and there will be no shortages.

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