If you’re in the market for a new Intel processor, you might not want to just settle for last year’s model due to lack of options. Intel has told The Tech Report that while Skylake parts are currently “on sale globally,” the company is “aware of short-term supply limitations in some areas of North America and Latin America.” Thankfully, Intel says we can “expect improved supply soon.”
In addition, the Broadwell Core i7-5775C, popular with the gaming crowd for its turbo-boost clock speeds of up to 3.7GHz, is unsurprisingly in high demand right now. Rest assured, Intel promises we’ll start seeing more desktop Broadwell CPUs on the market as the third quarter of 2015 progresses.
While retailers like Newegg list a number of motherboards based on the Z170 chipset as being extensively available, the Core i7-6700K listing suggests that the Skylake processor is “coming soon.” Meanwhile, the more budget-friendly $249 Core i5-6600K, which costs $100 less than the 6700K, won’t make its way to consumers until August 14. The Core i7-5775C, on the other hand, hasn’t even been listed yet.
This news comes less than a month after Intel made the decision to delay its 10nm Cannon Lake architecture in favor of a third set of 14nm CPUs. This has led many to believe that Moore’s Law is at least slowing down, if it’s not on its way to being negated altogether.
While progress, since late last year, has been slow in bringing the 5th-generation Broadwell processors to the public, the Skylake-S desktop CPUs seem to be on track with their planned Q3 2015 releases. Looking ahead, Intel’s next processor, code named “Kaby Lake,” is scheduled to launch late next year.