Report: Intel Skylake to Have PCIe 4.0, DDR4, 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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  • de5_Roy
    what the hell? the wccftech writer got gen 9 graphics and sata express from a xeon slide? the so called leak doesn't even have nda notice at the bottom, looks photoshpped.
    so far, pcie has followed a 5 year refresh cycle. pcie 3.0 launched in 2012, so pcie 4.0 should come out in 2016-17.
  • Tedders
    Unless I am reading the graph wrong, it looks like Skylake won't be coming out until 2016.
  • hector2
    I like that the 14nm Knight's Landing PHI, will bring 3X the TFLOPs and 3X-4X the GFLOPs/W of todays 22nm PHI