Launch dates of Ivy Bridge processors
As you may already know, next generation of Intel processors will be built on Ivy Bridge 22nm microarchitecture, and will be launched in 2012. Ivy Bridge was originally planned for the 1st quarter 2012, however it was delayed until March or April 2012 due to weak PC demand. It was also rumored that the delay could be due to production problems. We recently received new information on Ivy Bridge release dates, and, according to that information, Ivy Bridge CPUs will be delayed by another month, until April.
April's official launch event will include third-generation Core i5 and Core i7 desktop products, and Core i7 mobile chips. Next wave of IB CPUs, consisting of desktop Core i3s and Core i5 mobile microprocessors, will be available later in the second quarter. Desktop Pentium processors will follow in Q3 2012. Interesting that desktop and mobile Celerons will stay on older Sandy Bridge core, and will not switch to 22nm process in 2012.
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