Intel's latest Xeon chips based on Skylake due next year

Intel has moved to a new architecture called Kaby Lake for its PC chips, but it isn't done with the previous-generation Skylake chip just yet.

The company will release new Xeon server chips based on Skylake in mid-2017, and they will boast big performance increases, said Barry Davis, general manager for the accelerated workload group at Intel.

The Skylake Xeon chips will go into mainstream servers and could spark a big round of hardware upgrades, Davis said.

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