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Intel's Ivy Bridge launch schedule leaked

Intel's Ivy Bridge launch schedule leaked

The launch schedule for Intel's Ivy Bridge chips has leaked, suggesting most quad-core parts will hit the streets towards the end of April.

New evidence suggests that Intel is planning a tiered roll-out of its next-generation Ivy Bridge processor family, announcing the quad-core chips in April and the mobile-centric dual-core versions in June.

Following reports from numerous industry sources that the launch of Ivy Bridge will be delayed until June, Intel was forced to admit that there had been a schedule slip. While Intel's Sean Maloney claimed the delay would see no Ivy Bridge chips reaching customers until June, Jon Carvill claimed that the schedule 'has only been impacted by a few weeks' as a result of what is believed to be either oversupply problems of current-generation Sandy Bridge parts or yield issues with the new parts.

Now, it looks like both Maloney and Carvill were both right: while quad-core parts will be appearing towards the end of April, it will be June before Ivy Bridge dual-core chips arrive on the market.

The updated schedule comes courtesy of Swedish technology site Sweclockers, which claims to have discovered Intel's updated launch schedule. Under the new timings, the supporting chipsets for the Ivy Bridge platform - Z77, Z75, H77, and B75 - will be launched on Ivy Bridge's original launch date of 8th April.

This launch will be followed by actual chips later in the month, on 29th April. These parts will, however, only be quad-core desktop and mobile parts comprising the Core i5-3450, Core i5-3550, Core i5-3550S, Corei5-3570K, Core i5-3570T, Core i7-3770, Core i7-3770K, Core i7-3770S, Core i7-3770T, Core i7-3720QM, Core i7-3820QM, and the Core i7-2920XM.

Processors missing from the April launch, largely mobile-centric dual-core parts, will appear on the 3rd June. This release will add the Core i5-3470, Core i5-3470S, Core i5-3470T, Core i5-3475S, Core i5-3570 and Core i5-3570S desktop parts, along with the Core i5-3320M, Core i5-3360M, Core i5-3427U, Core i7-3520M and Core i7-3667U mobile parts.

Finally, CPU World claims that the budget-friendly Core i3 family will be launched in the third quarter of this year. The chips due to drop at that point are the Core i3-3220, Core i3-3220T, Core i3-3225, Core i3-3240, Core i3-3240T, and the Core i3-3217U.

Intel, naturally, isn't confirming the leaked launch schedule, stating only that it 'refuses to comment on rumour or speculation regarding unannounced products.'

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Amsalpedalb 28th March 2012, 13:32 Quote
My upgrade addiction tells me I want one of these but my wallet reminds me that my 2500k is more than enough. Can't wait to see how good they are though.
MajestiX 28th March 2012, 13:33 Quote
they didn't want new stuff to cut into their sweet 2xxx range
jakobfrimmel 28th March 2012, 14:01 Quote
ahhh the nameing is getting confusing again!!!
gaijin212 28th March 2012, 14:46 Quote
Iv been Holding out on my upgrade for these to either bag a bargin on the i5 2500k or to get a nice shiny new Ivy bridge, All price dependant but summer upgrade is getting nearer!
towelie 28th March 2012, 17:27 Quote
Agreed what the hell with the letter at the end i get the K whch is un locked i think?

M's for laptops so mobile or something.

but T ,S,U XM and QM???

Any one help explain.

AHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH
towelie 28th March 2012, 17:32 Quote
Found some of the suffix's

The suffix after the four-digit model number designates unlocked multiplier (K), low-power (S) and ultra-low-power (T).

Also XM and QM are alos mobile.
west 28th March 2012, 18:08 Quote
QM and XM prefix refers to quad core (physical) processors, the XM being the "extreme" model as I understand.
azrael- 28th March 2012, 18:46 Quote
Now we only need the launch schedule of the IB Xeon E3s and the C21x chipsets. :)
Kruelnesws 28th March 2012, 19:59 Quote
Ok so which ones will be replacing the current 2500-2700k's that's all i really need to know for comparison later. Also this still runs on LGA1155 socket but there is no point in me getting a Z68 board if i am pondering the idea of getting an Ivy bridge processor instead of the current Sandy Bridge, yes? Now wonder the evga z68 ftw boards price is dropping like a rock. I have a big build waiting, I have almost everything except my mobo and cpu just to see if the net gen is worth it. Now i have resorted to case modding due to a surplus of time due to waiting :) not all bad though! At least the sandy bridge was easy to figure out the numbering for those that were looking to OC the crap out of it. Now im confused AGAIN... They should have just been the 3500-3700k's lol
Kruelnesws 28th March 2012, 20:00 Quote
disregard this double post
jakobfrimmel 29th March 2012, 04:24 Quote
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Originally Posted by Kruelnesws
Ok so which ones will be replacing the current 2500-2700k's that's all i really need to know for comparison later. Also this still runs on LGA1155 socket but there is no point in me getting a Z68 board if i am pondering the idea of getting an Ivy bridge processor instead of the current Sandy Bridge, yes? Now wonder the evga z68 ftw boards price is dropping like a rock. I have a big build waiting, I have almost everything except my mobo and cpu just to see if the net gen is worth it. Now i have resorted to case modding due to a surplus of time due to waiting :) not all bad though! At least the sandy bridge was easy to figure out the numbering for those that were looking to OC the crap out of it. Now im confused AGAIN... They should have just been the 3500-3700k's lol


Yes I am on the same boat!!! and with the nameing… they had it nice and simple and easy to understand!! now they made it all confusing again... damn intel!!!!
fluxtatic 29th March 2012, 06:55 Quote
IB will work in 1155 (holy crap! A new generation of Intel hardware that doesn't require a new socket!)

I'll take a stab in the dark and guess that most everyone here will want the i5-3570K or i7-3770K (wait, only two that are unlocked?)...just look for the K, if you want to overclock it.
Snips 29th March 2012, 09:00 Quote
lol, Intel must be doing something right when the only thing people are moaning about is what their next chip is called XD
nilesfoundglory 29th March 2012, 15:26 Quote
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Originally Posted by MajestiX
they didn't want new stuff to cut into their sweet 2xxx range

Yes, that must be it... or the fact that everyone with a fab has realized this 22nm process isn't working out as they expected and validation has been a nightmare.
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Originally Posted by fluxtatic
IB will work in 1155... holy crap! A new generation of Intel hardware that doesn't require a new socket!

Yes, enjoy it while it lasts... and enjoy it only if you have certain chipsets. The next gen will require another socket.
The_Beast 29th March 2012, 17:44 Quote
I'm waiting for IB and the new chipsets before upgrading from my Q6600. It has served me well but it's time to put this old girl down
Kruelnesws 29th March 2012, 17:55 Quote
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Originally Posted by The_Beast
I'm waiting for IB and the new chipsets before upgrading from my Q6600. It has served me well but it's time to put this old girl down

Ahh yes but it was an epic processor of it's time :)
azrael- 29th March 2012, 17:55 Quote
Quote:
Originally Posted by fluxtatic
IB will work in 1155 (holy crap! A new generation of Intel hardware that doesn't require a new socket!)

I'll take a stab in the dark and guess that most everyone here will want the i5-3570K or i7-3770K (wait, only two that are unlocked?)...just look for the K, if you want to overclock it.
But equally interesting is the fact that Panther Point-based mobos will also support SB.
The_Beast 29th March 2012, 22:12 Quote
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Originally Posted by Kruelnesws
Ahh yes but it was an epic processor of it's time :)

Considering it's 5 years old and still plays BF3 with better than decent frame rates, I'd say it's still pretty epic
PlayLoud 31st March 2012, 16:11 Quote
I'll build my first HTPC when the Ivy Bridge Core i3 is released. Hopefully it will be early in third quarter.
PlayLoud 31st March 2012, 21:30 Quote
Quote:
Originally Posted by The_Beast
I'm waiting for IB and the new chipsets before upgrading from my Q6600. It has served me well but it's time to put this old girl down

Still have a Q6600 (OC'd 3.2GHz) in my folding system. It's been running... well, since the Q6600 was "the" folding chip (4.5-5 years?)

I will probably upgrade it with either Ivy Bridge, Haswell, or Broadwell. It all depends on prices, and my finances at the time.
K404 1st April 2012, 10:15 Quote
It would be nice to have a dual-core K chip :D
PlayLoud 1st April 2012, 17:05 Quote
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Originally Posted by K404
It would be nice to have a dual-core K chip :D
With how cheap the Core i5 K chips are, I don't know how big the market would be. If you need more speed than a dual core Ivy Bridge chip can deliver, you should probably go with a quad core anyway.
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