VR-Zone found a leaked slide detailing the Intel desktop roadmap for the next five quarters. There is little in the slide we had not already guessed using Fudzillaâ€™s sophisticated roadmap divination ritual, confirms what the Tarot cards had told us.
Firstly the Haswell-E extreme CPUs will be in the shops in time for this holiday season, and then there will be a release of Broadwell and Skylake processors in 2015.
Haswell-E i7-5820K, i7-5930K and i7-5960X models will be available in the third quarter 2014, and they will supersede Ivy Bridge-based Core i7-4820K, i7-4930K and i7-4960X. The most anticipated features of future Haswell-E parts are larger number of cores, up to 8, and support for DDR4 memory.
As we expected Broadwell and Skylake-S CPUs, both manufactured on 14nm technology, will be launched in Q2 2015. Broadwell processors will have unlocked clock multiplier, and they will be supported by existing socket 1150 motherboards with 9-series chipsets.
Skylake-S parts will be frequency-locked. They will require different boards with a new socket 1151, and they will be paired with 100 series chipset.