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Report: Intel Scheduling 22 nm Ivy Bridge for April 2012

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Following a report that AMD is scrapping the production of its 28 nm processor at GlobalFoundries, there is a note that Intel may also be delaying at least some of its 22 nm processors due to manufacturing hiccups.

Since the introduction of its tick-tock cadence back in 2005, Intel traditionally unveiled a new generation of die shrinks at the end of uneven years, but the 45 nm and 32 nm products appeared to be squeezed into those years, while the actual volume rollout occurred several months later. Heise.de reports that 22 nm Core i3000 processors won't make it into 2011. Instead, Intel's Ivy Bridge platform is likely to debut around April 2012. Intel's (32 nm) Xeon E5 is delayed to spring 2012 as well.

There is no information about the reason of the possible delays. Last week, a report suggested that AMD is also dealing with some manufacturing problems.

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    Raidur , November 26, 2011 7:14 PM
    >5ghz on air here we come!
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    kilo_17 , November 26, 2011 7:20 PM
    Man, AMD is falling farther and farther behind Intel :( 
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    JamesSneed , November 26, 2011 7:13 PM
    Of course they are in no hurry since Bulldozer has been weighed and found wanting. I'm sure Intel won't drag its feet to much since they learned not to do that the hard way.
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    JamesSneed , November 26, 2011 7:13 PM
    Of course they are in no hurry since Bulldozer has been weighed and found wanting. I'm sure Intel won't drag its feet to much since they learned not to do that the hard way.
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    Raidur , November 26, 2011 7:14 PM
    >5ghz on air here we come!
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    kilo_17 , November 26, 2011 7:20 PM
    Man, AMD is falling farther and farther behind Intel :( 
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    JohnnyLucky , November 26, 2011 7:29 PM
    Looks like no upgrade for me this year.
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    verbalizer , November 26, 2011 7:36 PM
    this gives me some more time to start acquiring hardware, first up is a Z68 mobo.
    running a Core i5-760 @ 3.52GHz I was able to pass over Sandy Bridge, I will not be skipping Ivy.
    even with AMD and it's 'Bulldud', Intel is again pulling way out in-front..
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    Anonymous , November 26, 2011 7:57 PM
    there really is no point to upgrade from Lynnfield unless u need a new motherboard to sli or crossfire or need Quick Sync.... a 3.52GHz i5-760 will run circles around anything AMD has to offer
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    danwat1234 , November 26, 2011 7:58 PM
    I'd hope that Intel would release a 6 core mobile CPU, or at least a high clocked quad core mobile CPU (3GHZ + constant hopefully) instead of just focusing on low tdp. Power efficiency is awesome but bleeding edge needs to be there too.
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    ikyung , November 26, 2011 8:17 PM
    danwat1234I'd hope that Intel would release a 6 core mobile CPU, or at least a high clocked quad core mobile CPU (3GHZ + constant hopefully) instead of just focusing on low tdp. Power efficiency is awesome but bleeding edge needs to be there too.

    Yeah, powerful mobile chips would be nice, but if I had to choose between horsepower and power efficiency for my mobile devices, I would definitely pick power efficiency. I would love for my laptop and smartphone to last me at least 16hours of heavy use.
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    johnners2981 , November 26, 2011 8:21 PM
    I'm not an intel fan boy but I prefer being given a release date in advance. Hopefully amd will learn with their next cpu release and not do what they did with bulldozer
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    kd0frg , November 26, 2011 8:38 PM
    im not sure i understand 100%, does this mean we can buy ivy bridge chipset motherboards and ivy bridge cpus in april? or is that only when the manufacturing process starts and we will have to wait several more months to actually be able to buy it?

    Im currently running a first gen i7 1366 platform, i skipped sandy bridge, figured id get either bulldozer when i upgrade (not going to do that now) or ivy bridge, looks like ivy bridge is the one to shoot for but time is a factor, i only got the money around tax return time probably (hoping) for a possible upgrade. Not going with x79 thats too expensive for me im afraid.
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    nikorr , November 26, 2011 8:42 PM
    Just got 2600K 6weeks ago, didn't want to wait, good thing I got it.
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    pttq , November 26, 2011 8:45 PM
    ikyungYeah, powerful mobile chips would be nice, but if I had to choose between horsepower and power efficiency for my mobile devices, I would definitely pick power efficiency. I would love for my laptop and smartphone to last me at least 16hours of heavy use.

    As long as performance is the same as SB and the power usage / heat is lower i'll be happy, which is most likely what it's going to be like.
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    verbalizer , November 26, 2011 8:45 PM
    Quote:
    Just got 2600K 6weeks ago, didn't want to wait, good thing I got it.

    good move reporter....;)
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    Anonymous , November 26, 2011 8:48 PM
    jamesneed: Funny how it's always AMD's fault for everything AMD does, and when Intel has problems of it's own or fails to significantly improve on past products, it's also AMD's fault? I'm actually posting this from a Bulldozer machine, and at the risk of having an unpopular opinion, I'm going to come out and say that it's actually extremely fast, and multitasks better than any Intel quad. Really.

    I think we've found an adequate explanation for a lot of this mindless trolling:

    http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-15869683

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    Filiprino , November 26, 2011 8:56 PM
    Xeon E5 moved to spring. Nice, pretty nice. First they were delayed to Q1, now it's Q2.
    Well, I don't care, I don't have a real need for an upgrade so maybe I can wait until the end of 2013 with the launch of Haswell server parts.
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    pttq , November 26, 2011 8:59 PM
    pttqAs long as performance is the same as SB and the power usage / heat is lower i'll be happy, which is most likely what it's going to be like.

    Ups was meant to quote Crazypcman.
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    JeTJL , November 26, 2011 9:40 PM
    As die shrinks happen it's expected to have a few manufacturing problems.

    Not really interested in this stuff though, I'm planing on building a new system with either Intel's skylark or AMD's Excavator chips ~2 years from now.
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    loubarouba , November 26, 2011 9:48 PM
    FiliprinoWell, I don't care, I don't have a real need for an upgrade so maybe I can wait until the end of 2013 with the launch of Haswell server parts.


    I'll be waiting for haswell as well, that and thunderbolt and hopefully some memristor implementation
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