Chinese website Benchlife has shared a new leaked Intel roadmap that reveals the first Kaby Lake processors could begin shipping by the end of this year.
The Kaby Lake desktop roadmap suggests the 4 + 2 core (Core i5/Core i7) SKUs will be ready to ship by December this year and could likely start showing up in January 2017, probably at CES. The Kaby Lake 2+2 core (Core i3) SKUs on the other hand will be ready to ship by Q1 next year and are going to be widely available by the second quarter of 2017.
While there is no mention of mobile Kaby Lake SKUs in the roadmap, we expect the first mobile chips based on the architecture to be released a little earlier than their desktop counterparts.
Kaby Lake will be Intel’s third processor architecture to be produced at 14nm.