more waiting, thanks..
to me not really a big deal, I'm still rockin' a sick i5-760 (phys-x) unit with a strong clock and optimal hardware to go with..
it's my AM2+ units with nVidia chipsets has me is waiting on AM3+ Bulldozer nVidia SLI boards (990X's) first anyways..
so go ahead and delay the launch but wait, AMD and Bulldozer is delayed again too...
at least AMD/Bulldozer should be out this year.... LOL
hopefully like the report says in July or whatever.
The persistent rumors that Ivy Bridge would be out towards the end of this year made me hold out on going with SB, now about another year to go, I am getting an SB now (and probably regret it when IB does get here) =\
How much you wanna bet this is because of preliminary reports of the performance of AMD's Bulldozer chips? All of a sudden, Intel isn't as afraid of the competition, so they start delaying chip releases to milk more out of the current ones.
[citation][nom]jaghpanther[/nom]The persistent rumors that Ivy Bridge would be out towards the end of this year made me hold out on going with SB, now about another year to go, I am getting an SB now (and probably regret it when IB does get here) =\[/citation]
I can't recall Ivy Bridge ever being slated for a Q4 2011 release, but if it ever was that's really old news. For as long as I can remember every leaked road map placed Sandy Bridge-E in Q4 2011 followed by Ivy Bridge in Q1 2012, so I'm not really sure what this article is talking about. But I guess Intel is being a little more ambiguous about their release schedule now, saying 1H 2012 instead.
[citation][nom]Stardude82[/nom]Just to give this a positive spin for AMD, it could be yield issues causing the delay. I'm also not sure if the 3D architecture is all that well suited for faster clocks due to heat transfer issues.[/citation]
First time I've heard of those issues...
How long has Bulldozer's release been "just around the corner"? It seems like it has been at least a couple of years.. It is beginning to seem like the DNF of CPUs.
Also, last November I was at a conference and I saw that same slide showing Ivy Bridge in late Q1/early Q2 of 2012. I suppose that since the slide is out there already I am no longer bound by the Intel confidential agreement (not an NDA but very similar to one, kind of like a weak NDA).
[citation][nom]hannibal[/nom]If the road map is right, does it mean that Ivy Bridge comes first in the mainstream segment? Sandy seems to hold extreme and premium segments allso in 2012...Any news about that?[/citation]
That's Sandy Bridge-E, X79, LGA 2011, in the high-end extreme segment. It's not the current LGA 1155 Sandy Bridge which Ivy Bridge is slated to replace in the performance/mainstream segments. Ivy Bridge isn't intended for the high end segment and will not replace Sandy Bridge-E on LGA 2011. Hopefully Intel intends to do a 22nm process shrink of Sandy Bridge-E later in the year as well, but this might not happen due to their tight tick-tock release schedule.