They have come to a similar conclusion to me. Coffee Lake promises to be a monster of an upgrade; in their interest, especially for gaming.
At (5m 35s) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Veje1V_x3DY&t=5m35s [Link set to right time], the display some AMD stats.
At (7m 6s) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Veje1V_x3DY&t=7m06s [Link set to right time], they talk about an over all 51% increase in performance, with an 11% increase in single core speed.
They also talk about 10 nm technology, as well as future Cannon Lake and Ice Lake possibilities.
The upshot is that they are talking about chips which show a mixture of 14nm and 10nm architectures.
How does this affect small desktops?
Remember that there is a subset of small desktops which use standard CPS, even with graphics cards. For ex: mini-ITX builds. These can match the furious power of regular CPUs, but in a small space. How this will work out now that motherboards will have to be a 300-series for the new chips remains to be seen.
For those who want desktops, using laptop chips, without discrete graphics cards (dGPU):
Beneath this all is the issue with integrated Graphics Processing Units (iGPU). CPUs with better iGPUs will not be out for a while.
That means people looking for … the beefier HQ processors that you would normally find in mobile gaming machines, will have to wait until next year. The same goes for 8th-gen desktop processors too. And then we’ll say goodbye to Kaby Lake R, and the cycle starts all over again.
Source: – GIZMODO
So, an upgrade to the Skull Canyon may have to wait until that new HQ chip comes out with a better iGPU.