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

GeForce GTX 1080 gets tested

GeForce GTX 1080 gets tested

With hours left until the closed launch of the GeForce GTX 1080 a new leak has described the capabilities of the new card. Shall we sum it up? Well, the GTX 1080 looks really impressive. The new card has been tested in 3DMark11 Performance where the score that it got is 27 683 points, which...

Windows Blue leaked on the Internet

After months of speculation and rumors regarding the mysterious Windows Blue update to Windows 8, the first proof of the existence of this major update is here – Windows Blue Build 9364 has been leaked online! The first reviews of the leaked build strongly suggest Windows...

Noctua releases two new CPU coolers

The Austrian company Noctua, well known among hardware enthusiasts for its quiet and highly efficient CPU coolers, has released two new company products – the Noctua NH-U12S and NH-U14S, designed to cool all modern CPUs out there. As any other Noctua cooler the newcomers...

Leave a comment