Intel Ivy Bridge Revised Launch-Schedule Revealed

Aaaaargh. An extra month waiting for Ivy Bridge madness! A bit weird, though. Lots and lots of chips are already in the wild.

Citing issues with the 22 nm manufacturing process, Intel postponed the release of its 22 nm "Ivy Bridge" Core processor family by as much as 10 weeks. There still seems to exist some confusion surrounding this launch, which SweClockers sought to clear with its latest article containing important dates related to the launch.

  • 8 April, 2012: This was supposed to be the day "everything" (all CPU models slated for April, compatible motherboards) launched. Instead on this day, motherboard vendors will launch their products based on Intel Z77, Z75, H77, and B75 chipsets. System builders (you) will have to use existing "Sandy Bridge" processors, which are very much compatible with those motherboards. You will not be able to buy "Ivy Bridge" processors from anywhere on this day.
  • 29 April, 2012: This is when Intel will launch quad-core Core i5, Core i7 "Ivy Bridge". On this day, the media will be able to post reviews of the new processor platform. It's not clear if you'll be able to buy these chips on this day, either. Perhaps you might.

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  • 3 June, 2012: This is when Intel will launch the notebook platform based on "Ivy Bridge", dual-core "Ivy Bridge" processors, Q77 and Q75 chipset, and the much talked about Ultrabook "Ivy Bridge" form-factor


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Belgium Massman says:

Seriously, loads of chips are already in the wild ... not sure what this production issues are about. My bet, it's just to clear the existing Sandy Bridge stock before moving to Ivy Bridge ...

United States Hondacity says:

i can't wait for this new 3dsistor :D

Czech Republic OBR says:

there is no production issue, last ES stepping 9 (december-january) is for sure Retail revision

Germany der8auer says:

well I hope there will be at least enough CPUs available on the release date. Otherwise I don't know what Intel did there.

Germany SoF says:

WTH - I already planed my easter holiday with benching ivy...let them out now!

K404 says:

There's a long "dead space" between now and Ivy availability. Not many people pushing Sandy, knowing what is about to launch....

Germany SoF says:

There is no "pushing Sandy" ... you either have a 5.9+ chip or not....

United States Hondacity says:

march is 775 benching month? :D

Italy Mafio says:

shift, i need something new to play with.
i'm done with SB, SB-E just sucks and BD is just for the lulz...need something new to do some "serious" stuff.

edit: hope it will not be 775 month, i've plenty of 775 stuff but everything is dead lol

Germany der8auer says:

Hondacity said: march is 775 benching month? :D


Actually I just benched the good old E8600 on REX yesterday :D

Germany SoF says:

Got a REX + E8400 laying around here untouched for a while now - it might be worth a shot... and some training for the cascade - might need it soon ;) I already see popping up 600+ FSB again in March woot -.-

K404 says:

SoF said:
I already see popping up 600+ FSB again in March woot -.-


Ok, so that is something you can do with your first boot.... what will you do next? :p

I guess you're right. There is no pushing. Sandy Bridge either "is" or "isn't"

Belgium Massman says:

You guys wanna have HOC LGA775 next month? :)

Germany SoF says:

K404 said: I guess you're right. There is no pushing. Sandy Bridge either "is" or "isn't"


~100 chips of @rne, stummerwinter and myself told me - it "isn't"


[QUOTE=Massman]You guys wanna have HOC LGA775 next month?[/QUOTE]

I would loose against stuwi for sure - but I might be in for it :)

United States Hondacity says:

Massman said: You guys wanna have HOC LGA775 next month? :)


why not...but,

no q9xxx or e8600 :D

United Kingdom borandi says:

Massman said: Seriously, loads of chips are already in the wild ... not sure what this production issues are about. My bet, it's just to clear the existing Sandy Bridge stock before moving to Ivy Bridge ...


This. Last I heard there are just too many SB in stocks, so they're plugging up for IVB. Though there are lots of issues for motherboard reviewers - either review Z77 with SNB then re-review with IVB, or just wait for IVB.

It I had a choice, I'd say at least paper launch the 3770K with the motherboards, or delay the motherboards as well.

Belgium Massman says:

Lol. So what specifically then :p

United States Hondacity says:

e6xxx e7xxx those are cheap cpus that won't hurt the pocket in preparation for ib :D

K404 says:

+1 for Hondas idea. E8 has been the C2D focus for long enough :)

Shame I sold my Evo :( Watched a few X48 boards over the last few days. Still mental money.

LOL....what about s775 challenge using NOT Asus boards? :D

United States Hondacity says:

I have a non asus board but some won't so thats a pocket-full-o-pain for some guys. pifast and wprime 775. please no storage war like gigabutt's contest lol

Germany Don_Dan says:

Massman said: You guys wanna have HOC LGA775 next month? :)


Sure!

- single core WPrime
- max memory MHz :D
- maybe a stage only open to Abit mainboards?

TaPaKaH says:

did someone say s775 ? :D

Germany der8auer says:

Pffff i only have E8600 :P

United States Hondacity says:

I see lots of interest and pawnage by tapakah already lol

Denmark M.Beier says:

pjp... s775 is way too new.... s478 is more like it!

United States Hondacity says:

M.Beier said: pjp... s775 is way too new.... s478 is more like it!


interesting you never benched 775 and you're with the shrimps hehehe

Belgium Massman says:

K404 said: LOL....what about s775 challenge using NOT Asus boards? :D


LOL !

If that's what the people want ... ? :p

United States Hondacity says:

donut want!

Bulgaria I.nfraR.ed says:

I want socket A and 939 with Abit mobos :p

Belgium Massman says:

Didn't I say march would be Abit month ? :p Can't remember if I did or not.

Germany Don_Dan says:

Yes, you did! :p

Sweden Calathea says:

Massman said: You guys wanna have HOC LGA775 next month? :)


Don_Dan said: Sure!

- single core WPrime
- max memory MHz :D
- maybe a stage only open to Abit mainboards?


I like it. What's the highest ram freq achieved on s775?

Bulgaria I.nfraR.ed says:

Massman said: Didn't I say march would be Abit month ? :p Can't remember if I did or not.


Yes, you did :).
Massman said: Let's make HOC March '12 an Abit memorial competition :(


Still there could be included 775 action, along with 478.

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