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