Intel pushes Ivy Bridge out a little further
Ultrabook refresh holds its breath
Intel is set to delay the launch of its next-gen processor, Ivy Bridge.
While some of Intel's new chips will still surface in products this April, mass Ivy Bridge release will not happen until much later in 2012, DigiTimes reports.
Poor sales of current-gen Sandy Bridge machines is apparently to blame, although plans may have been put on hold until the release of Windows 8, expected later this year.
The news follows manufacturers' assertions that the price of Ultrabooks will fail to drop significantly until 2013. A refresh now looks more likely in Q4. ®
Re: Re: Pure marketing ploy
"...while Intel is also troubled by its Sandy Bridge processor inventory, the CPU giant plans to delay mass shipments of the new processors to minimize the impact"
So, because their CPUs are still priced high (just shy of launch prices, due to no real competition from AMD), no one buys their chip stocks en masse, so rather than slash the price a bit to shift them, they'll just sit on their current prices until their stockpile goes down.
Come on AMD! This is what competition is supposed to prevent!
Pure marketing ploy
"Poor sales of current-gen Sandy Bridge machines is apparently to blame"
I call BS!
More like: "Ultrabooks haven't taken off as expected, so we'll keep 'Ivy Bridge' Ultrabook only for 6 Months to improve sales!"
hmmm...delay? How about it doesn't work.
AMD doesn't have those problems with Llano and Bobcat. Hmm....How about Intel graphics suck and Intel on-die graphics really suck?
Whoops there goes market share right to AMD!
Re: Only a 'Tick'
There's more than just a die shrink in Ivy Bridge. The tri-gate transistors and the bump in integrated graphics performance just to name two. Need more? Extra PCIe lanes, PCIe 3.0 and native support for USB3. The die shrink and tri-gate transistors alone allows them to drop the core voltage fairly significantly, thus saving power.
My money is sitting until Ivy Bridge comes out. I doubt AMD will come up with a suitable competitor by then (not holding my breath with Piledriver), which is why Intel can sit on their stockpile rather than slash prices a bit to shift it.
Re: Intel fail
Was meant more for their vaporware Tablet chips instead of Ultrabooks but Intel pretty consistently fails on the low end of the power usage spectrum.