Broadwell and Skylake headed for a Q2 2015 release
A Chinese-language website posted what it claims is an official roadmap for Intel's consumer-based desktop platforms from now through the second quarter of 2015. The roadmap covers several processors broken up into Mainstream, Premium, and Extreme categories. It also includes a time frame for Intel's upcoming Broadwell and Skylake-S architectures, both of which are scheduled for the Q2 2015, according the roadmap.
Imagine swapping out that 1TB mechanical hard drive that's been making grinding noises with a 2GB solid state drive. Talk about an upgrade! If your pockets are stuffed with enough cash and you can justify spending what's likely to be a small fortune on a 2TB SSD in 2.5-inch knickers, you'll have your chance in 2014. So says a leaked Intel roadmap outlining the company's SSD plans.
Intel's Haswell architecture hasn't been on the market all that long, but such is the advance of technology that something newer, better, and faster is always right around the corner. In this case, it's still Haswell we're talking about, but according to a leaked roadmap, Intel is getting ready to refresh its Haswell family with a few new chips in the third quarter of 2013, including two that fall into the company's "Premium Performance" category and one that's an "Extreme" part.
Processor roadmaps must be slippery little suckers because it never seems like AMD or Intel are very good about holding onto them. Instead, we're frequently treated to early, often unauthorized glimpses of what each semiconductor has in store, and this time it's a look at what Intel is planning. The latest leaked roadmap shows Intel's processor plans through the first half of 2014.
Once abuzz with plenty of activity, the netbook segment wears a deserted look nowadays. PC vendors don’t seem to be interested in netbooks anymore and have turned their attention elsewhere. But Intel, despite its aggressive ultrabook push, still continues to view these diminutive devices as a “sustainable business.” Even though Cedar Trail hasn’t really set the world alight, the chipmaker doesn’t quite seem ready to give up on netbooks yet. Hit the jump for Intel’s future plans for netbooks.
Ultrabook’s announcements have been have been fast and furious going into the holiday season, but Lenovo fans who may have balked at the X1’s inferior battery life might have something worth waiting for. According to a leaked company roadmap supplied to channel partners, Lenovo plans to offer an Ivy Bridge Thinkpad in either May or June of next year, and these puppies will be aimed directly at high end business users, as opposed to the IdeaPad’s which are targeted at consumers.
It's been a long time since the CPU speed war was all about faster frequencies, a strategy that died when Intel retired Netburst in favor of its Core architecture. That same war is now fought by and large with cramming more cores into a single slice of silicon, and come 2012, AMD plans to launch a 10-core processor for enthusiast grade desktops. Are we ready for double-digit core counts?
Intel is having a bear of a time keeping its future product releases under wraps. Earlier this month a leaked slide provided some basic details about Intel's upcoming Sandy Bridge-E platform, followed by another slide that went into a little more detail about clockspeeds and cache sizes. Now yet another internal slide has slipped through the back door, this one detailing Intel's upcoming SSD plans up through the end of this year.
One of the most frequently asked questions would-be builders ask is whether to buy parts now or wait for what's just around the corner. Generally speaking, you're usually better off building something new when your current gear is no longer able to get the job done, but it never hurts to at least take a peek at what products are in the pipeline. To help you do that, a leaked Intel roadmap is making the rounds. Let's have a look.
Project Kal-El is the codename for Nvidia's next generation Tegra processor, and if the spec sheet is any indication, it's going to be awesome. Nvidia says Kal-El is the world's first mobile quad-core CPU, and it just happens to contain a new 12-core GeForce GPU as well. Compared to Tegra 2, Nvidia says Kal-El is 5x faster, and you can bank on Kal-El devices being able to handle high resolution content. Nvidia's just getting started. By 2014, the Tegra platform will be in its 6th generation and offer nearly 75X better performance than Tegra 2.