The latest Intel PC Client Platform roadmap has been leaked, which shows the next several generations of processors from the company. Interesting that this roadmap goes from 2013 all the way through 2016. It shows us how Intel plans to launch the HEDT Skylake-E processors, the Skylake Refresh and Cannonlake, which will be based of a 10nm process design.
A lot of what is in this roadmap has already been covered, so lets talk about what is new here. For information on Skylake launching in Q2 of this year check out this link. Intel will refresh the Skylake platform in Q3 of 2016, which goes along with their normal upgrade cycle. Expect to see faster clock speeds and possible even a “Devils Canyon” type update.
Skylake will make its way to the high-end desktop platform with Skylake-E launching in Q3 of 2016, probably closer to Q4 if we know Intel. No real details yet on Skylake-E, but it is expected that the platform will have a new chipset and socket layout compared to X99.
With Intel’s focus heavily on notebook and ultrabook platforms they will be launching the 10nm Cannonlake platform for their M, U, and Y series BGA packages starting in Q2 2016. These new chips will focus heavily on power efficiency, which of course is great for mobile platforms.