Monday, February 23rd 2015

Intel Delays 14 nm "Skylake" Desktop CPU Launch

Intel reportedly delayed the launch of its next-generation "Skylake" desktop CPUs to August 2015, from its usual schedule of launching new CPUs each Q2. Skylake is Intel's next-generation CPU architecture, built on the company's new 14 nanometer silicon fab process. Sources in the motherboard industry based out of Taiwan tell DigiTimes that launch of Skylake and its companion 10-series chipset, and hence they won't be able to show their latest products at this year's Computex trade-show, in June. Intel is either tweaking production of its new chips, or is waiting for the market to digest inventories of its current-generation products.
Source: DigiTimes
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35 Comments on Intel Delays 14 nm "Skylake" Desktop CPU Launch

#1
RCoon
Gaming Moderator
Skylake engineering samples underperformed at undesirable TDP's, and Skylake was set to overlap with the Broadwell launch. I thought it was already delayed to October though. Probably read the wrong article.
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#3
DeNeDe
In June they will release Broadwell-K... :)
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#4
RejZoR
August 2015 ? Wasn't Skylake scheduled for 2016 ?
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#5
FordGT90Concept
"I go fast!1!11!1!"
I think Skylake models that use the proprietary RAM were releasing 2015. Skylake that uses normal DDR4 memory isn't coming until 2016.

DeNeDe said:
In June they will release Broadwell-K... :)
Guess that's what I'm going to have to get. I don't think I can wait until October because I definitely don't want that proprietary RAM. :(
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#6
birdie
DeNeDe said:
In June they will release Broadwell-K... :)
There's a great chance Intel will skip Broadwell on the desktop altogether. It just makes little to no sense, considering that Skylake is around the corner.
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#7
FordGT90Concept
"I go fast!1!11!1!"
They already said that. Only X99 (workstations) and servers are getting Broadwell. There's been too many problems with the 14nm process. I fear the brakes have been slammed on Moore's Law.
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#8
DeNeDe
birdie said:
There's a great chance Intel will skip Broadwell on the desktop altogether. It just makes little to no sense, considering that Skylake is around the corner.
All mobo players have rolled out bios updates for 5th intel cpu generation support. I don't think they will skip it if they have problems with Skylake TDP.
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#9
alwayssts
RCoon said:
Skylake engineering samples underperformed at undesirable TDP's, and Skylake was set to overlap with the Broadwell launch. I thought it was already delayed to October though. Probably read the wrong article.
Thanks for the heads-up, although that is disappointing. Happen to have a link to an article on tap?
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#11
GhostRyder
RCoon said:
Skylake engineering samples underperformed at undesirable TDP's, and Skylake was set to overlap with the Broadwell launch. I thought it was already delayed to October though. Probably read the wrong article.
I also thought this was already part of the plan but I must have misread or heard wrong.
FordGT90Concept said:
They already said that. Only X99 (workstations) and servers are getting Broadwell. There's been too many problems with the 14nm process. I fear the brakes have been slammed on Moore's Law.
I was still under the impression there was going to be a desktop variant of the Broadwell CPU for LGA 1150? I thought they had just said there were not going to be any lower variants of the Broadwell chips.
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#12
Sony Xperia S
Stupid negative psychology.

Why don't you just skip the negative word "delay" and just say that those will be launched in August for the back-to-school season.

I fucking hate those people who write articles. :(
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#13
GhostRyder
Sony Xperia S said:
Stupid negative psychology.

Why don't you just skip the negative word "delay" and just say that those will be launched in August for the back-to-school season.

I fucking hate those people who write articles. :(
Don't be a negative nancy about it, its just the wording the person chose and truthfully they were expected sooner so its working under its definition.
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#14
Disparia
Sony Xperia S said:
Stupid negative psychology.

Why don't you just skip the negative word "delay" and just say that those will be launched in August for the back-to-school season.

I fucking hate those people who write articles. :(
Yeah, it's completely on the writer and has nothing to do with the reader :rolleyes:

Learn to read news and PR. The keywords there were Skylake, August 2015, 10-Series Chipset. Done, got everything of note out of it.
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#15
hardcore_gamer
Sony Xperia S said:
Stupid negative psychology.
I fucking hate those people who write articles. :(
Ah, the irony.
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#16
mroofie
hardcore_gamer said:
Ah, the irony.
lol :D
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#17
BorisDG
So .... Will we have Broadwell-K - 5770K for example or no?

GhostRyder said:

I was still under the impression there was going to be a desktop variant of the Broadwell CPU for LGA 1150? I thought they had just said there were not going to be any lower variants of the Broadwell chips.
Yes, I know the same.
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#18
Sony Xperia S
Haha, what about "the growth has slowed down" or "the economy is in recession because of too low growth".

This world is absolutely insane.

I miss the days when people were normal. :(
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#19
Assimilator
"Sources in the motherboard industry based out of Taiwan tell DigiTimes that launch of Skylake and its companion 10-series chipset, and hence they won't be able to show their latest products at this year's Computex trade-show, in June."

This sentence doesn't even make sense. Do you guys even proofread this stuff?
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#21
Batou1986
"Intel is either tweaking production of its new chips, or is waiting for the market to digest inventories of its current-generation products."
Gee I wonder which one :rolleyes:
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#22
newtekie1
Semi-Retired Folder
GhostRyder said:
I was still under the impression there was going to be a desktop variant of the Broadwell CPU for LGA 1150? I thought they had just said there were not going to be any lower variants of the Broadwell chips.
Yeah, I though I had read that there wouldn't be any Celeron/Pentium/i3 variants, but there was still going to be i5/i7 Broadwells on 1150.
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#23
MikeMurphy
There is no sense in producing 14nm Broadwell if Skylake is ready.
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#24
newtekie1
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MikeMurphy said:
There is no sense in producing 14nm Broadwell if Skylake is ready.
Sure there is, to get enthusiasts on 1150, like me, that would be willing to do a CPU upgrade, but not an entire platform upgrade.
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#25
FordGT90Concept
"I go fast!1!11!1!"
GhostRyder said:
I was still under the impression there was going to be a desktop variant of the Broadwell CPU for LGA 1150? I thought they had just said there were not going to be any lower variants of the Broadwell chips.
Wikipedia claims Broadwell-K for 1150 but mostly it is targeted at BGA mobile platforms and LGA 2011 server platforms:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Broadwell_(microarchitecture)

These are both Intel's big money makers where performance per watt matters most.
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