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Intel Ivy Bridge scheduled for April
by Slobodan Simic on25 November 2011
Rest of lineup in Q2
Although it was originally scheduled to launch sometime in Q1 2012, it looks like Intel's 22nm Ivy Bridge has been delayed until April 2012, while the rest of the lineup should follow up sometime in Q3 2012.
According to a report over at CPU-World, Intel is planning an official launch event for April 2012 and it will include Core i5 and Core i7 desktop chips as well as Core i7 mobile ones. The rest of the lineup, that includes desktop Core i3 and mobile Core i5 chips should follow later in the second quarter, while Pentium branded chips are scheduled for Q3 2012.
As you may remember, Intel made some quite bold promises for Ivy Bridge that include full DirectX 11 support and more EUs in the on-die GPU, as well as up to 60 percent better performance when compared to the current Sandy Bridge architeture.
It is also improtant to note that desktop and mobile Celeron chips will be still based on Sandy Bridge and won't be switched to 22nm process in 2012.
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