Originally Posted by Syan48306
That looks like 6 sticks of ram on the right. Probably another 6 on the left. Does this confirm 6x channel DDR4?
Skylake-E is going to be a BEAST of a system. So many pins!
Other than a typo that swapped two digits, I think this article will prove to be mostly correct.
Almost a year old too.
I am curious though as to what's happening with the different categories of processors. Here, everything is "Purley" except for single-socket Skylake:
This is in contrast to previous generations. Everything but the 8-socket platform was under a single codename. What does this mean? Probably nothing, but maybe something. The difference between Haswell-EX (up to 8 sockets, for HPC) and Haswell-EP (up to 4 sockets, for servery, workstationy systems) is that Haswell-EX trades eight PCIe lanes for additional QPI links and uses a slightly modified socket. I believe this is also true for Ivy Bridge-EX and EP and for Broadwell-EX and EP.
One thing this (nearly year-old) leak does mention is that single-socket Skylake is using Socket R. Socket R is another name for LGA-2011, so it could be that the massive socket and 6-channel memory is reserved for multi-socket systems while single-socket systems are mostly unchanged from X79 and X99. It's definitely possible to disable memory channels. Sandy Bridge through Haswell-EN have three memory channels on socket LGA-1356, a modified version of LGA-1366, and use the same silicon as the fully enabled quad-channel dies.