Report: Intel Pushes Ivy Bridge From April To June

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Looks like the Ivy Bridge won't be completed as early as construction workers thought. DOT jokes aside, Intel's next-gen microprocessor range will reportedly be pushed back "eight to ten weeks later than planned," according to Sean Maloney, executive vice-president of Intel and chairman of Intel China. The news comes courtesy of the Financial Times. Mr. Maloney stated that the 22nm CPU (which is set to take the place of Sandy Bridge) had seen its start date pushed back until June. The exact quote? "I think maybe it's June now," not April.

Not a huge difference, but one that will certainly hit investors and consumers who were waiting it out. The reasons weren't surrounding a lack of demand, but rather a new manufacturing process that is evidently harder than expected to hammer down. Of course, the company should still hit their Q2 shipment goals, albeit a little later in the quarter.
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OSunday replied on Tue, Feb 28 2012 12:10 AM

This makes me very sad, and no doubt tons of other people waiting for IVY-Bridge as well...

Come on Intel!

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JDiaz replied on Tue, Feb 28 2012 4:55 AM

Well, VR-Zone stated they believes the desktop chips are still coming out in April or at least Intel's partners will have early access to them to show off their new motherboards at CeBIT next month.

While the delay can help Intel get better drivers ready for release, since there tends to be bugs with the initial releases.

Hopefully, they'll get them out before Windows 8...

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CDeeter replied on Tue, Feb 28 2012 11:08 AM

And let's face it, unfortunately they really have no need to rush this chip out the door until AMD catches up. Maybe that will be Piledriver, maybe not, but until then Intel really is under no pressure.

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I wonder how much performance will actually be gained from the 32 to 22 switch...


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