We are still waiting for the premiere of processors Intel Broadwell for desktops, but recently there are voices that new process node which will feature the DDR4 memory is also making its way. Intel Skylake processors are based on a new microarchitecture (with the same name), and will be produced at a lower, 14-nanometer process technology. Desktop models will be compatible with the new motherboards – featuring LGA 1151 socket DDR3L memory and DDR4 and new chipsets from Intel 100 series.
Intel Skylake official premiere is scheduled for August 15 at IDF15
Processors Skylake-S will get the socket LGA 1151, and for running this processor now you have to go with a new motherboard which will feature this socket. These models will be designed chipset Z170. Skylake-S combine a memory controller with support for both standards: DDR4 voltage of 1.2 V and 1.35 V DDR3L with tension.
The official premiere of Intel desktop Skylake is scheduled for August 15 this year, and so is likely to happen at the fair IDF15 in San Francisco. The manufacturer will release processors with four-core TDP 35 W, 65 W and 95 W (these will be unlocked multiplier) with graphics GT2 (the equivalent of existing systems HD 4600), and the 2-core TDP 35 and 65 also with graphics GT2.
Motherboard manufacturers will have to choose a type of memory standard, and it will be up to motherboard manufacturers to support one or the other.
The Intel Z170 chipset will support PCI Express 3.0 interface, it comes with 1 x 16 plus 2×8 or 1×8 plus 2×4 PCIe express 3.0 combination. SLI and Crossfire will continue to live in 2015 and beyond, there is no doubt about it.
The new motherboards will support Intel technology Rapid Storage Technology 14, Intel Smart Response Technology, up to 14 USB ports, 10 of which will be USB 3.0 (unfortunately, do not support USB 3.1). It seems that the USB 3.1 to 10 Gbit / s throughput and power up to 100W and motherboard manufacturers will have to rely on external controllers. All of their efforts that whether they go to Third party or not.