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Report: Intel Skylake to Have PCIe 4.0, DDR4, SATA Express

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According to a purported Intel Xeon Processor Roadmap Plan for HPC, the 14 nm “Skylake” architecture will support DDR4, PCIe 4.0 and SATA Express.

WCCFTech has published what purports to be Intel’s Xeon Processor Roadmap Plan for HPC which sheds light on the company’s post-Haswell forecast, specifically the forthcoming “Skylake” architecture that will arrive in the first half of 2015.

According to the report, Skylake will be built around a new 14 nm process design, feature Intel’s 9th generation integrated HD graphics, and will be the first mainstream consumer platform to support dual channel DDR4 memory.

Interestingly, Skylake will also support PCIe 4.0 that offers a link bandwidth of 16 GB/s -- double that of PCIe 3.0 and far in excess of the bandwidth required by any existing graphics card. Finally, Skylake incorporates the latest AVX 3.2 instructions and SATA Express functionality which should significantly enhance the transfer speeds of hard drives and SSDs.

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    Carl Bicknell , 3 July 2013 18:52
    Sky Lake...such a cool name.
    I hope it bucks the recent trend and adds CPU gains as well as GPU.
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    Carl Bicknell , 3 July 2013 18:52
    Sky Lake...such a cool name.
    I hope it bucks the recent trend and adds CPU gains as well as GPU.
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    Blahman11 , 3 July 2013 21:11
    PCI-E 2.0s bandwidth has hardly been saturated yet let alone PCI-E 3.0! I expect that to still be the case in two years time
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    Blahman11 , 3 July 2013 21:11
    PCI-E 2.0s bandwidth has hardly been saturated yet let alone PCI-E 3.0! I expect that to still be the case in two years time
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    vehystrix , 4 July 2013 13:12
    PCIe 2.0 bandwith has yet to be saturated for graphics cards, and for gaming.
    I have no doubts that HPC oriented applications and hardware such as a Tesla cards, etc, will be able to saturate this bandwidth better and sooner then consumer hardware can.
    This was presented with the HPC roadmap, keep in mind that the target audience is more interested in crunching numbers on these chips then gaming on them.