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Rumour: Intel Ivy Bridge launch delayed

Rumour: Intel Ivy Bridge launch delayed

Looks like we're going to have to wait until we can have a play with these...

Intel has reportedly decided to delay the launch of its upcoming Ivy Bridge processors by three months, according to a report from DigiTimes. The delay is apparently the result of estimated demand shrinking compared to Intel's initial expectations.

Intel is said to have made the decision to delay the launch until March 2012. We had previously expected Ivy Bridge to launch in late 2011 or early 2012, possibly at the CES show that occurs in early January.

According to DigiTimes, Intel could also delay the proposed $500 million investment in equipment to upgrade Fab 24 to a 22nm process. ‘Although the investment amount has not yet been changed,' says the site, 'Intel reportedly is considering halting the plans.

As well as the knock-on implications of the fab upgrade, DigiTimes also says that Ivy Bridge laptops will be delayed.’Notebook models with the new platform will start appearing in the channel in April,' says the site, 'to allow a smooth transition between the existing Sandy Bridge platform and the new platform.

Ivy Bridge is a die shrink of Intel's excellent Sandy Bridge design, and is scheduled to be Intel's first chip design to use the company's fancy new 3D Tri-Gate transistors to further boost speed and lower power consumption.

Are you disappointed by this rumour, or are you too excited by other new high-end hardware on the horizon? Let us know in the forum.

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Parge 2nd September 2011, 14:31 Quote
Fine by me, i7 is still easily fast enough!
Snips 2nd September 2011, 14:37 Quote
Agreed, until this one dies or something better comes along I can wait until next year. Let's be honest, there's nothing else to wait for.
GiantKiwi 2nd September 2011, 14:38 Quote
And? what games actually need more than current generation anyway?
chrismarkham1982 2nd September 2011, 14:40 Quote
dito, nothing else to really make me want ivybridge to hurry up
Bede 2nd September 2011, 14:45 Quote
Should allow the associated tech (motherboards, chipsets etc) to mature nicely. Or stagnate, idk :D
Jezcentral 2nd September 2011, 14:48 Quote
Intel clearly don't feel under too much pressure from AMD, do they?
gilljoy 2nd September 2011, 14:50 Quote
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Originally Posted by Jezcentral
Intel clearly don't feel under too much pressure from AMD, do they?

Not in the slightest I'd assume
Senilex 2nd September 2011, 15:04 Quote
It is not delayed. It was never meant to hit until then - stop getting your news from other untrustworthy tech sites.

http://semiaccurate.com/2011/09/01/intels-ivy-bridge-delay-rumors-are-laughable/
noizdaemon666 2nd September 2011, 15:24 Quote
Quote:
Originally Posted by Senilex
It is not delayed. It was never meant to hit until then - stop getting your news from other untrustworthy tech sites.

http://semiaccurate.com/2011/09/01/intels-ivy-bridge-delay-rumors-are-laughable/

Or maybe you should stop getting your news out of the ether? :)
feathers 2nd September 2011, 15:35 Quote
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Originally Posted by GiantKiwi
And? what games actually need more than current generation anyway?

Games expand to fill the computing power available.
Bede 2nd September 2011, 15:47 Quote
Quote:
Originally Posted by Senilex
It is not delayed. It was never meant to hit until then - stop getting your news from other untrustworthy tech sites.

http://semiaccurate.com/2011/09/01/intels-ivy-bridge-delay-rumors-are-laughable/

Interesting read, thanks.
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Originally Posted by feathers
Games expand to fill the computing power available.

Very true, and it takes new high-end products to drag the mainstream further along - and it is mainstream components that games are targeted at.
Kúsař 2nd September 2011, 15:47 Quote
Quote:
Originally Posted by Senilex
It is not delayed. It was never meant to hit until then - stop getting your news from other untrustworthy tech sites.

http://semiaccurate.com/2011/09/01/intels-ivy-bridge-delay-rumors-are-laughable/

Indeed! Transition to 22nm FINFET isn't easy even for almighty Intel...or maybe their driver teams are having difficulties with HD4000? One might start spreading wonderful rumours these days...
Unknownsock 2nd September 2011, 16:01 Quote
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Originally Posted by GiantKiwi
And? what games actually need more than current generation anyway?

I never knew CPU's were solely used for games!
Hustler 2nd September 2011, 16:44 Quote
Quote:
Originally Posted by Jezcentral
Intel clearly don't feel under too much pressure from AMD, do they?

Perhaps their industrial spies have had an early look at Bulldozer benchmarks and thought.."Meh..nothing to worry about there...SB will do fine for now"..
Woodspoon 2nd September 2011, 17:02 Quote
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Originally Posted by Hustler
Quote:
Originally Posted by Jezcentral
Intel clearly don't feel under too much pressure from AMD, do they?

Perhaps their industrial spies have had an early look at Bulldozer benchmarks and thought.."Meh..nothing to worry about there...SB will do fine for now"..

OR
Perhaps Intel are thinking "lets just delay a little, so we can see how fast bulldozer really is and adjust ours IF we need to"
trig 2nd September 2011, 17:05 Quote
i lol when members post semiaccurate links...useless garbage..."we asked intel..." lol...who? anyway...
Aracos 2nd September 2011, 19:00 Quote
Quote:
Originally Posted by trig
i lol when members post semiaccurate links...useless garbage..."we asked intel..." lol...who? anyway...

I think he was joking. Surely he can't be serious when posting the link, only thing semi accurate is good for is a laugh before bed.
sakzzz 2nd September 2011, 19:08 Quote
Makes me feel that more games like crysis should be developed.. They really MAKE hardware manufacturers take a GIANT LEAP.. Not many games dent the i series processors..so.. true..no need for an upgrade any time soon..
trig 2nd September 2011, 19:10 Quote
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Originally Posted by Aracos
Quote:
Originally Posted by trig
i lol when members post semiaccurate links...useless garbage..."we asked intel..." lol...who? anyway...

I think he was joking. Surely he can't be serious when posting the link, only thing semi accurate is good for is a laugh before bed.

i can only hope so
MiNiMaL_FuSS 2nd September 2011, 19:51 Quote
3D Tri-Gate transistors is the most interesting part...potentially it'll make the chips much more efficient...which should mean a lot less heat....which should mean a much better OC potential (as if SB didn't have enough already!).

Speculation at this point, but intel do seem to be getting more over-clock friendly with each generation.
sb1991 2nd September 2011, 19:54 Quote
It's there in the site's name, and it's very clear where Demerjian's alliegences lie, but semiaccurate's rumours don't tend to be any more unreliable than average for the internet...
Kiliv 2nd September 2011, 19:59 Quote
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Originally Posted by Unknownsock
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Originally Posted by GiantKiwi
And? what games actually need more than current generation anyway?

I never knew CPU's were solely used for games!

indeed i cant wait for IB should massacre my current ppd on my i7 970 :D :D
SeñorTasty 2nd September 2011, 20:56 Quote
Quote:
Originally Posted by MiNiMaL_FuSS
3D Tri-Gate transistors is the most interesting part...potentially it'll make the chips much more efficient...which should mean a lot less heat....which should mean a much better OC potential (as if SB didn't have enough already!)

Never enough. MOAR OC REQUIRED!!
atlas 2nd September 2011, 21:53 Quote
I'm a little disappointed I've been waiting to upgrade from my overclocked Q6600. Was really looking forward to 6 cores with HT.
Senilex 2nd September 2011, 21:58 Quote
Quote:
Originally Posted by trig
Quote:
Originally Posted by Aracos
Quote:
Originally Posted by trig
i lol when members post semiaccurate links...useless garbage..."we asked intel..." lol...who? anyway...

I think he was joking. Surely he can't be serious when posting the link, only thing semi accurate is good for is a laugh before bed.

i can only hope so

Semi Accurate has produced more trusted noteworthy journalism than this site could ever dream off. I know Charlie can rant sometimes, but he can produce some excellent investigative journalism. He always seems to get some decent news first (most of time it turns out to be true) and just not copy what every other tech site reports.
Plastic_Manc 2nd September 2011, 22:52 Quote
Need new stuff to come out sooner rather than later. Everyone has said wait but my overclocked E6400 is very leggy now in newer games.
CampGareth 3rd September 2011, 00:56 Quote
Damn, I'm gonna get a new laptop after next summer's exams and while I'm satisfied with a sandybridge laptop (heck, cheapest quad core chip beats my aging desktop) and an Nvidia GPU once again coming close to my desktop, I was hoping to get an ivybridge equipped model just so it's a bit more future-proof. Looks unlikely with this time scale as I'd be getting a refurb in late june. Just hope Dell update their ranges quickly : /
misterd77 3rd September 2011, 01:26 Quote
bulldozer apu's are gonna steal the show
Zendax 3rd September 2011, 02:43 Quote
Really, unless Bulldozer knocks it out of the park (it won't) there's no need for Intel to rush Ivy Bridge out of the gate. While everyone always wants faster and more efficient processors, the current Sandy Bridge lineup still has a lot of life left in it.

As far as Intel's concerned, Bulldozer will at worst convince them to drop the price a bit on a few of their existing chips, because if AMD is going to compete anywhere it's going to be on price.
Action_Parsnip 3rd September 2011, 04:29 Quote
Quote:
Originally Posted by Senilex
It is not delayed. It was never meant to hit until then - stop getting your news from other untrustworthy tech sites.

http://semiaccurate.com/2011/09/01/intels-ivy-bridge-delay-rumors-are-laughable/

I would put digitimes as more accurate than semiaccurate, and 95% of all people would, too.
Anneon 3rd September 2011, 08:05 Quote
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Originally Posted by Jezcentral
Intel clearly don't feel under too much pressure from AMD, do they?

Yup lack of competition I rekon
MjFrosty 3rd September 2011, 09:19 Quote
Good things take time
law99 3rd September 2011, 09:30 Quote
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Originally Posted by Hustler
Quote:
Originally Posted by Jezcentral
Intel clearly don't feel under too much pressure from AMD, do they?

Perhaps their industrial spies have had an early look at Bulldozer benchmarks and thought.."Meh..nothing to worry about there...SB will do fine for now"..

It may have something to do with BD. They could capitilize more on the months that they have leading for a start. Then force prices down on the new amd range, and they';; sell more because of it also.

It could be a ploy to keep AMD competitive. There is no point smashing them out the ball park constantly as they'll end up forcing their competitors out of business and be left with a monopoly, which people aren't to fond of.
Tattysnuc 3rd September 2011, 10:28 Quote
Thye article on semi-accurate seems to me to be bob on. Besides, who ahve they got to compete with with the next gen? AMD are just catching up to the current Gen.....
Bakes 3rd September 2011, 23:15 Quote
For those saying 'Why do we need Ivy Bridge?', I have a Sandy Bridge laptop (quad core 2.2GHz) and that runs hot. Hot as in uncomfortable legs hot.
Bede 4th September 2011, 00:07 Quote
Putting a laptop on your legs, which are in themselves a heatsource, is not wise as that 37C of body heat transmits fairly effectively into the laptop. No laptop of any great power runs cool.
general22 4th September 2011, 04:14 Quote
Semiaccurate is called that for a reason. When you make up stuff you are bound to get lucky and be right once in a while.
SpAceman 4th September 2011, 07:20 Quote
Wasn't it originally supposed to be released in March? I thought the early 2012 release was just being hopeful and the late 2011 release was just wishful thinking.
chrismarkham1982 4th September 2011, 07:46 Quote
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Originally Posted by Bakes
For those saying 'Why do we need Ivy Bridge?', I have a Sandy Bridge laptop (quad core 2.2GHz) and that runs hot. Hot as in uncomfortable legs hot.

laptops get hot, thats what they do, all that power in so little space to col it down think about it.
ive owned a celeron lappie in the past that got hot its just what laptops do.
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Originally Posted by SpAceman
Wasn't it originally supposed to be released in March? I thought the early 2012 release was just being hopeful and the late 2011 release was just wishful thinking.

yes sir you are correct
David164v8 4th September 2011, 12:08 Quote
I don't really mind. Who needs this much power anyway. Not much can use all the power we have today.
lilgoth89 4th September 2011, 12:59 Quote
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Originally Posted by David164v8
I don't really mind. Who needs this much power anyway. Not much can use all the power we have today.

youd be suprised...maybe not in the fragfest cod style of games...
but play suppreme commander with 8 players and 2000 unit cap...your processor will soon start to scream...even my friends i7 980 @ 3.9ghz cries out in pain and the game grinds to a halt...
Meaty Pete 4th September 2011, 13:08 Quote
Yeah I think Intel have just thought why not milk sandy bridge as it turns out to be a winner. But yeah I don't think anyone actually needs the speed increase atm
slothy89 5th September 2011, 04:22 Quote
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Originally Posted by Bakes
For those saying 'Why do we need Ivy Bridge?', I have a Sandy Bridge laptop (quad core 2.2GHz) and that runs hot. Hot as in uncomfortable legs hot.
Even my 900MHz Single core celeron netbook gets mighty hot.. Put the same system in a midtower case and it would suddenly cool down.. Strange that..
No real rush for ivy bridge. March isnt that far off anyway.
TAG 5th September 2011, 10:35 Quote
fab 24 is less than 1km from my place.
I am dissapoint :(
Spreadie 5th September 2011, 16:11 Quote
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Originally Posted by TAG
fab 24 is less than 1km from my place.
I am dissapoint :(
Were you expecting them to open a retail outlet at the fab? ;) :p
TAG 5th September 2011, 16:22 Quote
No it's just bad news for the jobs on offer and the development of the area.
With the uncertainties in Ireland at the moment, I hope they don't eventually decide to pull out entirely.
shuffle 5th September 2011, 22:10 Quote
all i hear is 'im waiting to upgrade from my Q6600 to this' yep im in the same boat
Podge4 6th September 2011, 21:42 Quote
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Originally Posted by shuffle
all i hear is 'im waiting to upgrade from my Q6600 to this' yep im in the same boat

if im going to replace my Q6600 it might be for this, depends on how it performs.
NYTerrence 10th September 2011, 07:37 Quote
Brand new here guys and for sure the greenest of you all. I am an AMD fan, however drooling in anticipation over Ivy Bridge. It seems to me that the comparison should be between Bulldozer and Sandy Bridge. If the Bulldozer can hang with the i7 2600k, its a winner at $314-$320. The problem for AMD, along with any Bulldozer owner is that Intel will counter with the Sandy BridgeE. Then after all the dust settles Intel drops the freakin bomb, in the form of the tri-gate 22nm Ivy Bridge. I Love my AMD quad and would love to do another AMD build, but the writing is on the wall, Intel Ivy Bridge will be ridiculous. What will you have in your box when this thing drops? Hopefully an lga1155 or 2011 x79 maybe either
jones2636 11th September 2011, 01:00 Quote
Is it not par for new tech to be late. Now all I have to do is work out do I go down AMD Bull or wait and see what Intel IVB is like next year.
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