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Intel Confirms Slight Delay in Ivy Bridge Core CPU Launch

By - Source: Tom's Hardware US | B 63 comments

Intel's Ivy Bridge has apparently been delayed until June.

We heard rumors last week that Intel's Ivy Bridge had been delayed and now it seems they have been confirmed. Intel's Sean Maloney (executive vice-president and chairman of Intel China) spoke to the Financial Times over the weekend and it looks like the launch of Ivy Bridge has been pushed back. Originally set for an April launch, Maloney says June is now looking more likely.

The Financial Times cites Maloney as saying that the start of sales of machines based on the 22nm Ivy Bridge has been pushed back. "I think maybe it’s June now," he's quoted as saying.

However, while Maloney says Ivy Bridge is now looking at a June launch, others say that while it has been delayed, it's nothing as significant as two months. Forbes' Patrick Moorhead reached out to both industry sources and his contacts at Intel, with both returning confirmation that while Ivy Bridge has been delayed, it is only a short delay. Industry sources said Ivy Bridge would be available when it counted, for the back to school season, while Intel's Jon Carvill said that the Ivy Bridge schedule had only been impacted by 'a few weeks' and things were still on track to be 'in-market for spring.'

It seems that the Ivy Bridge delay is certain, but the impact this delay will have on launch is not completely clear. We reached out to Intel for comment and the company responded, informing us that Forbes has the correct information and the delay really is only for a few weeks.

"The piece on Forbes has the correct information: our 3rd generation Intel Core launch is delayed by a few weeks, and we remain on track for our Spring 2012 launch timeframe," Intel's Dave Salvator told Tom's Hardware.

If Intel hadn't specifically told Forbes that reports of an eight-week delay were inaccurate, we would be reminding you that summer doesn't officially start until near the end of June, but considering Intel did specify that the delay would only be a few weeks (and not eight), we're left wondering if the chairman of Intel China had his facts mixed up.

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    Anonymous , February 27, 2012 7:37 PM
    Intel: The chips are delayed due to yield issues.

    Journalist: Intel has yield issues?

    Intel: No, AMD has yield issues. We are waiting for them to catch up.
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    pacioli , February 27, 2012 7:19 PM
    Uh oh Intel better not get too relaxed because there is some really stiff competition in the CPU market...

    Oh wait a minute. NVM.
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    lahawzel , February 27, 2012 7:13 PM
    June, 2012 -

    Intel: "Hey guys, um, we may have had some more 'yield issues'... yeah let's just say it's that. Ahem. Anyway, there might be another slight delay in the Ivy Bridge launch. So go buy some more Sandy Bridge processors at the original price in the mean time."
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    lahawzel , February 27, 2012 7:13 PM
    June, 2012 -

    Intel: "Hey guys, um, we may have had some more 'yield issues'... yeah let's just say it's that. Ahem. Anyway, there might be another slight delay in the Ivy Bridge launch. So go buy some more Sandy Bridge processors at the original price in the mean time."
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    pacioli , February 27, 2012 7:19 PM
    Uh oh Intel better not get too relaxed because there is some really stiff competition in the CPU market...

    Oh wait a minute. NVM.
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    viridiancrystal , February 27, 2012 7:21 PM
    Rushing to keep up with Trinity Intel?
  • 20 Hide
    JOSHSKORN , February 27, 2012 7:26 PM
    Tick-tock, tick-tock....hurry up, Intel!
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    jdamon113 , February 27, 2012 7:28 PM
    what the hell does intel China have to do with it.
    intel chips are actually made in USA and israel, The finishing of the chips are sent to Costa Rica and Malaysia

    Intel Leave China out it. I am sick of hearing that fucking Country.
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    slhpss , February 27, 2012 7:29 PM
    Previously the delay was only for dual core mobile procs.... does anyone know if this is still the case?
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    monsta , February 27, 2012 7:32 PM
    By the time they release Ivy Bridge , Haswell will be right around the corner.....
  • 4 Hide
    Anonymous , February 27, 2012 7:33 PM
    I heard it is only a delay for notebook products. Not sure if the desktop CPUs are coming out on time?
  • 5 Hide
    noobzilla771 , February 27, 2012 7:35 PM
    In other words

    Intel: "Sandy Bridge is still kicking AMD's a** off, so no rush..."
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    Anonymous , February 27, 2012 7:37 PM
    Intel: The chips are delayed due to yield issues.

    Journalist: Intel has yield issues?

    Intel: No, AMD has yield issues. We are waiting for them to catch up.
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    belardo , February 27, 2012 7:37 PM
    Noooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo!

    I'm itching for an upgrade... My Q6600 has lasted a very long time, actually still speedy. But when I build systems with i5-2500K CPUs, it makes me a bit jealous. Costs me about $400 to upgrade ($250 for CPU, $150 for mobo and RAM), maybe even go for an AMD-7850/70 GPU... The extra little features in IVB look nice, not spectacular - but nice never the less.

    Now Intel is going to start losing ground to AMD with their craptacular "8-core" CPU.
    (I usually build AMD systems and will continue to do so - for basic system users)
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    willard , February 27, 2012 7:39 PM
    Man, it must be fun to hate on Intel judging by the comments. I don't see any other companies getting accused of trying to milk the consumer for money when their products get delayed.

    Anybody ever think that maybe the launch was delayed for a legitimate reason? No? I guess I'll leave you all with your tinfoil hats, then.
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    atikkur , February 27, 2012 7:40 PM
    and what cause the delay?
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    A Bad Day , February 27, 2012 7:46 PM
    atikkurand what cause the delay?

    A previous article mentioning that Intel might experience delays said that they had too many Sandy Bridge processors still sitting in warehouses, and preferred to get rid of them before releasing a self competing product.

    If AMD's Bulldozer wasn't doing such a poor job, I'm pretty sure Intel would've rushed Ivy Bridge.
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    willard , February 27, 2012 7:49 PM
    ZingamYou do realize that compared to China, USA are just a small underpopulated province without any real history, traditions and culture?

    You do realize that compared to the USA, China is a brutally oppressive country, and its government's rampant corruption has resulted in the deaths of literally tens of millions of its own citizens, not to mention the occasional slaughter of peaceful protestors, shady international trade tactics, lack of any real regulation of working conditions and some of the worst air pollution in the world, right?

    Not that either of our posts have anything to do with this article or anything said in the comments.
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    confish21 , February 27, 2012 7:50 PM
    Stupid sexy Flanders!
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    g-unit1111 , February 27, 2012 7:50 PM
    Yet another reason why I'm advising against waiting in my system builds. I do not want to recommend people plan their systems for hardware that's not out yet nor buy a system with an upgrade path already in mind.
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    nikorr , February 27, 2012 7:55 PM
    Intel is not pushed by anything, the time or AMD. They can afford that.
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    velocityg4 , February 27, 2012 7:56 PM
    That stinks. I've been waiting for Ivy Bridge and the Radeon HD 7870. They're not much of a speed boost over Sandy Bridge and the 6870 but they use far fewer watts.

    This will be replacing a Radeon 4850 and Core 2 Quad. Coupled with an 80 plus Gold certified PSU I'll be getting a much faster computer that uses far less energy.
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