Although Intel has promised us Processors Skylake-S only somewhere closer to the middle of next year, engineering samples of the 14-nm CPU already exist. Evidence of this is the photo of these products, published by the Chinese ” mirror ” VR-Zone, which clearly shows some structural features of future chips.
In particular, it is confirmed information that a processor Intel Skylake-S will require new motherboards with socket LGA 1151 chipsets and Z170 / H170 (or as an option – chipsets B150, Q150 and Q170). Thus, the transition to a fresh platform Intel Skylake next year will force users to upgrade very seriously.
However, the published source of information can be alerted and even disappoint some fans of the upgrade. The fact that the operating frequencies of the samples submitted to our attention Skylake chips are 2.3 / 2.9 GHz and 2.2 / 2.4 GHz (or nominal / ” turbo “), which, of course, is not enough by today’s standards. However, there is a hope that by the time of release of said CPU situation will change for the better.