Freelance wrote:What has changed recently is cannonlake, which was to be the 'tick' to skylake's 'tock'
You mean; which was to be the tock to skylake's tick! Now it's the tock-tock, which I don't think we've since since the first Core's came out.
tldr: Skylake (tick, now) -> Kaby Lake (tock, next year-ish) -> Cannonlake (tock-tock, 2017ish).
Cannonlake is a freaking cool name.