Intel details Skylake platform

Intel has shed some more light on the upcoming Skylake platform. Expected in 2015 the new platform will feature 14 nm technology, better integrated GPUs, support for DDR4 memory, faster PCI-E x16 and SATA Express. All these technologies combined will bring even more performance to the market some time down the road.

The first thing about Skylake is that the new PC platform will be based on more advanced 14 nm technology that will allow more transistors to be packed in smaller space bringing lower power consumption and improved performance. Skylake will also come with the new 9th generation Intel HD IGPs and will support dual-channeled DDR4 memory. Skylake, however, will not be the pioneer in the DDR4 realm – the upcoming Haswell-E processors will feature quad-channeled DDR4 memory when released in H2 2014 but Skylake will bring in more advanced 14 nm technology.


Another improvement is support for PCI-E 4.0 that will double the bandwidth available when compared to the current PCI-E 3.0. While this may seem as overkill at the moment future graphics cards will surely utilize the enormous bandwidth provided by the upcoming PCI-E 4.0 technology. Finally Skylake will support SATA Express – a technology that will provide 16 GBit/sec of bandwidth, which is more than 2.5 times the current 6 GBit/sec provided by SATA 3.0.

The future does seem bright.


Source: PCGamesHardware.de

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