What gain to move to Skylake?

What gain to move to Skylake?

Launched in 2013, the architecture Haswell should eventually be replaced on desktop PC by Broadwell, which will land LGA 1150 only at the end of the quarter in 2 versions, and especially Skylake will follow a few months later (between August and October ) LGA 1151.

Skylake share with Broadwell an engraving in 14nm, 22nm against for Haswell architecture will have side improvements to increase performance and will be associated with new chipsets Serie 100 which finally will manage the PCIe Gen3.

Remains a great unknown is the performance gain with equal frequency, knowing that there is little chance that the frequency increases significantly, What will Skylake. On the last “tick” desktop Ivy Bridge, we measured an average 3% better about Sandy Bridge, against 10% better for the latest “tock” Haswell, facing Ivy Bridge. For Broadwell, Intel has already announced IPC gains of up to 5% (excluding hides L4), in practice they are more than 3%. Logically expected to gain similar to that experienced with Haswell for Skylake, but Intel has not officially communicated on the subject.

On your side, what performance gain would be necessary for you to consider switching to Skylake? 5%? 10%? 15%? More? The situations are varied, depending on the current platform more or less old, and interest for ancillary aspects (consumption, improved management of PCIe chipset side or side improvements iGPU for example). Tell us everything!

What gain to move to Skylake? updated: April 5, 2015 author: John Malkovich