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Intel Skylake-X & Kaby Lake-X to succeed Broadwell-E in Q2 next year

Intel roadmap leak

A new leaked Intel roadmap posted by Benchlife suggests the current Broadwell-E family will be replaced by next-gen Skylake-X and Kaby Lake-X chips in the second quarter of next year.

Since Kaby Lake is the successor to the Skylake platform, it does seem a little weird that the Skylake-X and Kaby Lake-X chips would debut almost simultaneously. The Skylake-X HEDT processor lineup will reportedly comprise of SKUs with 10, 8, and 6-cores just like the current Broadwell-E lineup, with a maximum TDP of around 140W. The Kaby Lake-X lineup on the other hand is expected to include quad-core unlocked SKUs with a TDP of around 95W.

Along with the leaked roadmap, the website has also published a slide that details the Intel Skylake-W platform. Codenamed Basin Falls, the Skylake-W lineup will cater to workstations. Key highlights listed in the slide include support for Socket R LGA 2011, 140W TDP, four-channel DDR4 2667 MHz memory support, and Kaby Lake PCH with support for twenty PCIe Gen 3 lanes and eight SATA Gen 3. It will also offer future compatibility with Cannon Lake-W.

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Source: Benchlife

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