How long until the next steppings for Ivy Bridge?

hinduclient

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I'm thinking I may wait to buy a i5 3750 until the next stepping or two. Typically how long until we start to see new steppings? How often does Intel refresh a line of new cpu's?
 

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Intel explicitly warned not to expect much in terms of performance improvement in Ivy Bridge CPUs since the focus is mainly on power-efficiency at stock clocks, IGP and QuickSync.

As loneninja said, unless some design flaws are found in IB, the next revision may be a long way off if ever. At a glance, I can't find mentions of Sandy Bridge steppings other than a virtualization fix on the Extreme version (39xx) and the Cougar Point recall which is unrelated to the CPU itself.