Skylake/Canonlake Roadmap

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  1. sasha.danielle, May 13, 2015
    Last edited: May 13, 2015

    sasha.danielle macrumors regular

    Mar 15, 2015
  2. headcase macrumors 6502


    Jul 4, 2007
    Raleigh, NC
    Most predictions I've seen here up till now have been for a Q1 refresh of the rMB, at the earliest.
  3. sasha.danielle thread starter macrumors regular

    Mar 15, 2015
    That seems unfortunate given how close that is to Canonlake.
  4. Cvx5832 macrumors regular

    Nov 2, 2014
  5. sasha.danielle thread starter macrumors regular

    Mar 15, 2015
  6. bmustaf macrumors regular

    Jul 6, 2007
    Telluride, CO
    Well, first, I'd be very, very suspicious of the ability of Intel to actually execute on this. Skylake and Broadwell were delayed so many times, and even worse in terms of shipping in quantity, even if Intel can manage a Q4 milestone for the Skylake Y processors, I seriously doubt they'll ship in any meaningful volume for another quarter after that. Yields will be low, very very low I think.

    Second, if Intel is just sampling those procs in Q4, I don't think AAPL can or would bring a fully baked system to market for at least 3-6 most after that.

    I think Q1 is a pipe dream for Skylake rMBs. I think Q2 is even pushing it.

    Third, they may announce but there's very little chance actual product hits consumers until very late Q2 or early Q3.

  7. MyopicPaideia macrumors 68000


    Mar 19, 2011
    Trollhättan, Sweden
    Yup, totally right. There's a lot of other material out there pointing to at least Q1 2016 for the Skylake Y. Canonlake Y then shipping only 3 months later on a brand new process (10nm was it?) seems very optimistic to put it lightly.

    Plus, the Skylake Y apparently won't be supporting LPDDR4 memory like its more performance oriented siblings, so I think Canonlake will be the more compelling will be the mature version of Skylake for Y processors.

    Then you've got the next new architecture after that... ;) Its the infinite wait for the next best and latest processor dillema!

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