If I may quote this article:link (Click to show)
"The new enthusiast chipset for SKylake is dubbed Z170. It maintains dual channel memory support with up to four dims in total. Z170 will also support a whopping number of USB ports. 14 in total, 10 of which are USB 3.0 and 4 are USB 2.0. USB 3.1 support is still missing unfortunately, so board makers will have to resort to using their own controllers if they want to enable it.
The Z170 chipset will also support six SATA 6Gbps ports and 20 lanes of PCI express connectivity. Z170 boards will also feature three SATA Express x2 interfaces in addition to four M.2 interfaces. mSATA will not make a return in Z170.
All in all Skylake seems to be more of an evolutionary step rather than a revolutionary one. Both in terms feature-set and performance. I can’t believe that it’s been almost eight years since quad cores were introduced, 9 years since dual core CPUs were introduced. And we’re still limited to quad core/module eight thread offerings at the mainstream level from both Intel and AMD. Intel doesn’t seem keen on changing that with Skylake, let’s hope AMD has different plans for Zen."
---Look at all these CPUs and all the different chipsets we've been through.
Broadwell-E and Skylake now
Skylake is next - and you'll NEED A NEW SOCKET YET AGAIN!
Releasing a new CPU with a new chipset making everyone buy a new motherboard and probably new CPU coolers too.. WHY?!? What's so special? It certainly isn't more USB ports (whoopie do) and they are not even USB 3.1.. 20 PCI-e lanes?!? ARE YOU KIDDING US INTEL?!?!
What's the selling point here? This smell of another Devil's Canyon trick..
This is in-line with what I've been saying in this thread. Wasting our time and money with "new technology" that we don't want, don't need, didn't ask for.
Intel is DOING IT OVER AGAIN. Selling us a 20 lane PCI-e chipset
, just so they can sell us ANOTHER new socket and chipset that has more next year. How many times are we going to play this same PCI-e lane game Intel?1
I need an upgrade, I'm ready for an upgrade.. I am willing to spend money on an upgrade and get new technology.. Where is it?
As I said at the beginning of this thread, Moore's law...