Even though products based on the 5th generation Intel Core processors have just started to make their way into the market as the processors were only officially announced last month, the buzz surrounding the upcoming 6th generation chips is starting to gain traction. Based on a new architecture codenamed Skylake, it seems like some consumers have to wait slightly longer for them though as reports have suggested that the Skylake chips for desktops will be delayed.
Originally scheduled for release in Q2 2015, Intel apparently has moved the release timeframe to end of August 2015 according to Digitimes’ sources within the motherboard industry in Taiwan. The delay affects not only for these new 14nm processors but also the new 100-series chipset that is designed for them.
In addition to that, Digitimes’ sources have further the delay has also disrupts PC makers existing plans for products that are based on Haswell Refresh and Broadwell-U chips. Furthermore, manufacturers might not be able to display Skylake-based products during Computex 2015 in June which is rather unfortunate.
The revelation on the delay is further supported by a leaked document from VR-Zone China (shown above) which stated that the Skylake processors for desktop will be introduced within August to October 2015. To be available in quad and dual core variants, the document has also listed several TDP configurations of the new chips including 95W, 65W, and 35W.
At the moment, all of the information above are yet to be officially verified by Intel. Then again, we are not surprised though if the delay is true since it might able to give some breathing room for Broadwell chips for desktop that will only be released in the middle of 2015.