When does the new CPU series come out?
Are there any rumors on it? How long before Intel brings out new CPU chips in between releases?
nna2 said:Q4 2011 is when ivy bridge comes out, intels new and improved erm... lower end chip, its going to consist of 22nm transistors
its not out yet
and just encase you dont know what q4 is, its the last quarter of the year (september october november december)
actually that's been pushed to q2 2012 (think April)
and I think lower end is kind of a misnomer... these are not Celerons or anything, but neither are they "enthusiast" ships (those would be the recently release Sandy Bridge - E chips). They are essentially the next progression from Sandy Bridge... that is to say they will be better than sandy bridge, but priced approximately the same, but they won't be as powerful as the SB-E which is priced WAY above these.
And Intel's current release schedule (attempted anyways) is to have a new chip out each year... the next chip (Ivy Bridge) is scheduled to be a die shrink, which will bring power consumption down and increase efficiency is called a "Tick" and the current chip (Sandy Bridge) is a new micro architecture using the previous manufacturing process (read die shrink) and is called a "Tock."
The tock is where the new features and bigger increase in power will come where the tick is more of a minor change, but the die shrink inherently increases performance and efficiency...
slhpss said:actually that's been pushed to q2 2012 (think April)
oh okay i didnt check up on it... hopefully it wont bomb like FX, which i beleve was because they didnt put it in real world situations, and kept with a perfect world type of thing :P
I think the CPU performance increase over Sandy Bridge will be relatively small, 6% (maybe a little more) since the architecture is pretty mature and Intel is focusing their attention on Haswell. The biggest improvement will be in the Intel HD 4000 graphics core which is expected to be around 60% faster than the Intel HD 3000. That should put somewhere in between a desktop Radeon HD 5550 and HD 5570.
I prefer to simply wait for "real" benchmarks rather than leaked benchmarks. I consider a 10% boost to be good which is inline with Intel's tick-tock and new architecture releases (usually ranges between 10% - 15%).
real benchmarks sound good but I'm thinking the improved onboard gpu is being undersold at 60%
# +192% higher overall 3DMark Vantage score;
# +199% faster performance in 3DMark Vantage GPU benchmark;
^^ Intel's numbers provided to OEMs (compared to i7 2600)