Intel Ivy Bridge Systems Now Slated for 1H 2012

Intel's Sandy Bridge chip and platform is the top-of-the-line right now and it's what you want if you're looking for a new Intel-based desktop or laptop.

Sandy Bridge's successor, Ivy Bridge, was originally thought to debut late in 2011, but now an updated Intel roadmap along with comments made by executives at Computex confirm that the next generation processor will debut in 2012 instead.

This leaked slide found by a Chinese site plots out Ivy Bridge's entry sometime during March and April next year.

Futhermore, Intel's Executive Vice President Sean Maloney confirmed at his Computex keynote that Ivy Bridge is scheduled for availability in systems in the first half of 2012.

Ivy Bridge itself will be an impressive bump over Sandy Bridge already with it being the first high-volume chip based on Intel’s 22 nanometer manufacturing technology that uses a revolutionary 3-D transistor design called Tri-Gate announced in May. Maloney also highlighted complimentary USB 3.0 and Thunderbolt technologies which are part of Intel’s ongoing work to drive the PC platform forward.

Marcus Yam
Marcus Yam served as Tom's Hardware News Director during 2008-2014. He entered tech media in the late 90s and fondly remembers the days when an overclocked Celeron 300A and Voodoo2 SLI comprised a gaming rig with the ultimate street cred.
  • verbalizer
    more waiting, thanks..
    to me not really a big deal, I'm still rockin' a sick i5-760 (phys-x) unit with a strong clock and optimal hardware to go with..
    it's my AM2+ units with nVidia chipsets has me is waiting on AM3+ Bulldozer nVidia SLI boards (990X's) first anyways..:D
    so go ahead and delay the launch but wait, AMD and Bulldozer is delayed again too...
    WTF.? :pfff:
    at least AMD/Bulldozer should be out this year.... LOL
    hopefully like the report says in July or whatever.
  • jaghpanther
    The persistent rumors that Ivy Bridge would be out towards the end of this year made me hold out on going with SB, now about another year to go, I am getting an SB now (and probably regret it when IB does get here) =\
  • James296
    hmmm, if bulldozer turns into a flop. I'll do a quick upgrade to current comp and wait for IB
  • cronos177
    Ivybridge is what I am getting next for sure, AMD keeps delaying their products, and they'll only compete with current sandybridge.
  • verbalizer
    9291463 said:
    Ivybridge is what I am getting next for sure, AMD keeps delaying their products, and they'll only compete with current sandybridge.
    nobody knows that for sure..
    I'm sure you have read the threads and other on-line info on it as well.
    it's all speculation at the moment..
  • gamerk316
    Well, Intel seems to agree with some of the roumers out about BD right now...
  • jdamon113
    Bulldozer will be a flop this is why they pushed it back.
    They all ready know something we do not. So why beat yourself.
  • _Pez_
    Good for Intel If amd want to make us wait.. we might wait until Ivy bridge and we might let pass bulldozer by then..
  • verbalizer
    I'll probably end up with one of both Intel/Ivy and AMD/Bulldozer to be honest.
    I do not know of course yet how these set-up will be, but one day..
    whenever that will be.
  • powerofpi
    This is what happens when your competition doesn't press you to release new products...