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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Comments: 7


2011-11-24 10:35:30
Posted by: djcl.ear

Well, if these so-much-waited-for CPUs, actually fit into today's desktop motherboards and laptops' mobile chipsets... then no problem with waiting a bit further. A feasible future CPU change will keep us updated.

Otherwise, power users, tech savy or business would rather postpone present buys, which will instead aggravate the present "weak PC demand" (the delay alleged cause).

This is particularly relevant nowadays since the expected launch is a radical one. Knowledgeable users won't want to miss the 32 to 22nm shift, where the energy savings/power increase largely surpass recent tick, tocks. Ie. many are starting to realize that the new generation will -finally- allow for over 6, 8 or 10 hours, or produce efficient multicore performance, Team that with streamlined Windows 8 and 2012's SSD accesible prices...
And that explains why MANY users are actually postponing present tech acquisitions or planning a 2012 one.
Intel actions aorund IB are relevant today.
of usable laptop battery life. An


2011-12-01 10:59:02
Posted by: debs3759

IB will work on H61, H67, P67 and Z68 boards with an updated BIOS. Haswell will use a new socket (socket 1150).


2011-11-24 11:05:48
Posted by: djcl.ear

Even further.
The expected ultrabooks wave won't actually function until Ivy Bridge efficiency comes to the table.

Add to that, the tablet and applications rise, the now ubiqous do-it-all-phones, the spreading media web servers, the impending Cloud or the pletora of meta-controllers (ie. kinect) being released for almost every use... and I wouldn't want to run a PC/laptop business this 2011 or early 2012.
Actually, not until Ivy Bridge, versatile W8 and cheap SSDs are available to run over all that.

Intel delays -again- wont help the industry as a whole, even if it gives endpoint vendors a sense of relief when they gaze to their piling stocks. No matter if it looks justified by Bulldozer's failure or economic uncertainty, this is about actual usage, alternatives and customers acquisition cycles.


2011-11-24 14:50:47
Posted by: stephen j

intel's delay won't help amd to increase its marketshare, however, it is an oppotunity of arms,which are making huge advences everyday to replace amd as the oppunent

Processer scam

2011-11-27 00:41:47
Posted by: StateOfTheArts

sandy bridge, ivy bridge, smelly bridge, scam bridge... i think it's all a scam, too dupe people into spending more money..

Ivy, Sandy

2011-11-27 03:48:10
Posted by: azerty

Hey,actually I have the same feeling regarding this processors. Practically, Intel they making very small steps in terms of REAL THINGS. Waiting for a fanless laptop for more than 6 years. And they give us? 3D without benefits.


2011-11-27 11:27:41
Posted by: djcl.ear

@Ivy, Sandy.
Exactly, a fanless laptop with long battery life.
That would be a 4 core, 4 Ghz capable, but underclocked to... lets say 2.4 Ghz Ivy Bridge. Probably without the need of a special heatsink.

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