Intel postpones Ivy Bridge processors

Intel has surprised partners, customers and fans with rather disappointing news – the new and highly anticipated Ivy Bridge CPUs will be postponed until late Q2 this year if not later.

Until now the official launch of the new CPU architecture was expected to happen on April 9 but this is no longer the case.

Intel will only ship small amounts of CPUs based on the Ivy Bridge architecture in April with mass production starting later in the year most likely after June according to some notebook manufacturers. The most probable cause for the delay is the weak global economy as well as issues with the Sandy Bridge processor inventory. Intel most likely wants to sell older Sandy Bridge cores before new parts launch.

Intel Logo

The Ivy Bridge delay is good news for some USB 3.0 chipmakers however as they will be able to get an additional quarter selling their USB 3.0 equipment before Ivy Bridge comes with an on-board USB 3.0 controller.


Source: Slashgear

Related posts

New Intel chipsets may spell doom for Haswell

The upcoming Intel Broadwell processor, expected for late 2014, will share the same LGA 1150 socket that the current Haswell generation uses but will run on a different 9-series chipset. All is good except for Haswell – this chip will likely be incompatible with the new 9-series...

Acer Debuts Veriton All-in-One Desktop PC

Acer, the world’s third largest vendor in the PC market, today announced the new Acer Veriton Z280G-EA271CP all-in-one PC for the U.S. commercial market. It delivers energy-efficient performance in a picture-perfect design. It’s available via Acer’s authorized resellers with prices beginning at...

Photo Warp

Photo Warp

Having fun is not only about watching a movie, chatting with friends or playing the latest computer game. You can also have lots of fun by using specialized applications such as Photo Warp. Photo Warp is a free application for Android that you can easily find on Google Play. The tool is...

Leave a comment