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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.

  • 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
    10707095 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
    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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  • childofthekorn
    10707196 said:
    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.

    I remember hearing the same thing.
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  • g00fysmiley
    can't wait, will be keeping my 955 black edition until i can get a 14nm chip. really my old 955 is handling everything i play perfectly, only want to switch to 14nm for power savings and to put out less heat. i know it is because most games are console ports these days but still sad that my processor aquired in i beleive it was 2009 is still plays games as well as my wife's new 15 3570k games all look the same and play just as smooth (we both use 2x560's in sli)
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  • g00fysmiley
    can't wait, will be keeping my 955 black edition until i can get a 14nm chip. really my old 955 is handling everything i play perfectly, only want to switch to 14nm for power savings and to put out less heat. i know it is because most games are console ports these days but still sad that my processor aquired in i beleive it was 2009 is still plays games as well as my wife's new 15 3570k games all look the same and play just as smooth (we both use 2x560's in sli)
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  • MANOFKRYPTONAK
    I don't really see any reason for me to upgrade yet with a sandy i7 and a 680. But I am sorely tempted by the ivy-e and haswell-e. I will just have to wait and save... I am just a poor college student.
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  • MANOFKRYPTONAK
    Oh and anyone notice how it said lga 1150? I guess thats our new socket :D
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  • Durandul
    The picture does say skylake platform LGA, so I wonder if there will be LGA for desktops and BGA for laptops.
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  • edwd2
    pretty much as expected, skylake's socket will probably work with skymont too.
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