Intel's Post-Haswell Roadmap Surfaces from Chinese Source

According to Chinese VR-Zone, Guru3D, and an unfortunately blurry photo of an Intel Desktop Platform Roadmap slide, the “Broadwell” Haswell Refresh Platform will arrive in mid-2014. It will be followed by Haswell-E “Lituya Bay” in late 2014 with the new 14 nm Skylake platform scheduled for a Q2 2015 release.

The site further added that while Haswell-E will replace Ivy Bridge-E, support DDR4 memory and continue to use the LGA2011 socket, Skylake will likely use a new, undetermined socket type that requires users to replace their motherboards.

Finally, Broadwell is rumored to support the new SATA 3.2 Express chip that is currently codenamed Z97 and H97.

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  • the1kingbob
    Wonder if the new chips will actually be backwards compatible with older DDR3 motherboards like AM3(DDR3) is with AM2+(DDR2).
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  • InvalidError
    Anonymous said:
    Wonder if the new chips will actually be backwards compatible with older DDR3 motherboards like AM3(DDR3) is with AM2+(DDR2).

    AFAIK, there has never been a new DRAM standard without a new CPU socket on Intel platforms since Intel integrated the memory controller in the CPU. Intel is not particularly big on supporting multiple generations of memory specs in their chips.

    Changing sockets with DRAM standard is a simple way of guaranteeing the CPU cannot be paired with the wrong type of RAM.
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  • rohitbaran
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    Skylake will likely use a new, undetermined socket type that requires users to replace their motherboards.

    That new socket type most likely is Ball Grid Array, i.e. no socket, just soldered CPUs. If it turns out to be so, Intel is screwing over all desktop enthusiasts.
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