Ivy Bridge gets revised launch schedule
Ryan Martin / 5 years ago
Intel have publicly confirmed that there mobile Ivy Bridge processors were to be delayed by 10 weeks. It would now appeared the main Ivy Bridge launch is also being delayed by 2 weeks later than expected. The reasons cited are problems with 22nm production levels which is probably partially truthful but we also suspect that Intel are probably still trying to clear excesses of Sandy Bridge stock with all desktop and notebook lines before it introduces Ivy Bridge. The revised launch schedule is as follows:
- 8 April, 2012: This was supposed to be the day “everything” (all CPU models slated for April, compatible motherboards) launched. Instead on this day, motherboard vendors will launch their products based on Intel Z77, Z75, H77, and B75 chipsets. System builders (you) will have to use existing “Sandy Bridge” processors, which are very much compatible with those motherboards. You will not be able to buy “Ivy Bridge” processors from anywhere on this day.
- 29 April, 2012: This is when Intel will launch quad-core Core i5, Core i7 “Ivy Bridge”. On this day, the media will be able to post reviews of the new processor platform. It’s not clear if you’ll be able to buy these chips on this day, either. Perhaps you might.
- 3 June, 2012: This is when Intel will launch Q77 and Q75 chipset. The notebook platform based on “Ivy Bridge”, dual-core “Ivy Bridge” processors, and the much talked about Ultrabook “Ivy Bridge” form-factor are due for “sometime in June”.