This week we posted characteristics of first Intel Broadwell Y series processors, namely Core M 5Y10, 5Y10a and 5Y70. The key feature of these CPUs is extremely low, only 4.5 Watt, Thermal Design Power, which makes them ideal for fanless ultra mobile devices like 2-in-1 computers. According to Intel roadmap, the Core M CPUs will be available in the 4th quarter of this year. More detailed release schedule of Broadwell based products was published this week by Chinese Edition of VR-Zone hardware news site.
Based on posted schedule, production dates for Core M 5Y10 and 5Y10a CPUs are weeks 29 - 29 of 2014, which corresponds to mid-July. Production of the 5Y70 processors will start in 4 weeks after that, that is in mid-August. The document does not provide ready to ship (RTS) date for the 5Y10, 5Y10a and 5Y70 SKUs.
Later in the year Intel will start working on apparently newer Broadwell "Y" F-stepping, which will be in production in November. It is supposed to be ready to ship in the second half of December 2014 or in January 2015. At the same time period Intel will release Broadwell "U" dual-core processors with GT1 and GT2 graphics. They will be followed by Broadwell "U" chips with GT3 graphics in February 2015.
The last to launch are going to be "H" and "S" two-chip platforms. The "H" chips will have 2 or 4 CPU cores, and GT2 or GT3e graphics. The "S" processors should work in existing socket 1150, and they will have 4 CPU cores and GT3e GPU. The samples of "H" and "S" series microprocessors are expected in April or May 2015, and their RTS window is weeks 29 - 36 2015, i.e. from mid-July 2015 to the beginning of September 2015.
Related News (older articles):
Jun 03, 2014: Intel announces Broadwell processors and new mobile platform
Jun 03, 2014: Launch schedule of Intel mobile processors
May 30, 2014: Intel 5Y10, 5Y10a and 5Y70 Broadwell CPUs to launch in September/October
May 28, 2014: Intel Broadwell GPUs to use HD 5x00, Iris 6100 and Iris Pro 6200 branding