Facing the yield challenges in the 14nm process, Intel Corporation (NASDAQ:INTC) is likely to postpone the launch of Skylake, the 6th generation desktop processor, to Q42015. In addition, the technology giant is likely to postpone the 10nm Cannonlake platform into next year.
The LGA Platform is aimed at improving the computing experience for the desktop users. Intel’s earlier schedules have slipped due to roadmap changes and it could be delayed into the fourth quarter.
The new platform will be utilized in Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT)’s Surface Pro 4 Tablet. The surface tablet will be unveiled with latest Windows 10 OS. The Surface Pro 4 may also be fitted with a mobility variant.
Intel’s Skylake S Series processors series, which will be used in the next-generation PCs, boasts the latest graphics architecture and IA developed using 14nm fabrication processes. Other notable features of the Skylake S series include socket compatibility on the motherboards that boasts 100 series chipsets. The motherboards are developed with a LGA1151 socket to allow fitment of Skylake S platform.
The company will unveil the latest processors in the Dual Core/ Quad Core 65 Watts version and Dual Core/ Quad Core 35 Watt versions in the first and second categories. The Enthusiast Quad Core, which will be the last one in this category, features 95Watts TDP.
The LGA or Skylake chips are expected to offer a significant boost in the performance when compared to the existing processors.
Support for DDR4 and DDR3L Memory
The latest SKylake S series supports DDR4 and DDR3L memory series. The DDR3L memory is being fitted on the mini PCs including NUCs and all-in-ones. The traditional PCs that boast H170 and Z170 series mother boards will be fitted with DDR4 memories.
It also provides support for accelerated media codecs and a resolution up to 4096 x 2304.
Intel Corporation (NASDAQ:INTC) will have to adopt better soldering options to eliminate heating problems on the dense 14nm processors.
Intel has displayed the ultrabooks powered by Skylake and windows 10 OS. It has 2560 x 1440 resolution and 12.5 inches screen at a conference in Shenzhen.