Thursday, June 30th 2011

Sandy Bridge-E Delayed to January 2012: Sources

Originally slated for Q4 2011, the launch of Intel's Sandy Bridge-E desktop/workstation platform has been pushed back to Q1 2012, sources told VR-Zone. The high-end platform was expected by industry observers to be a December launch, targeting the shopping season, but it seems like January 2012 is found to be more fitting. Perhaps the International CES, where the latest and greatest from the tech industry is unveiled, serves as the ideal launch-pad for Sandy Bridge-E.

Sandy Bridge-E is an upscale of the architecture that makes up Intel's 2011 Core processor family. Consisting of 4 or 6 cores, Sandy Bridge makes up two distinct product lines for the client desktop market. The chips pack massive quad-channel DDR3 integrated memory controllers and PCI-Express 3.0 hubs that can drive up to four graphics cards. The processor is made of a new 2011-pin LGA package, with the new Intel X79 chipset handling the rest of the platform.

Source: VR-Zone
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57 Comments on Sandy Bridge-E Delayed to January 2012: Sources

#1
TheMailMan78
Big Member
Bastards are waiting to see what BD will do. lol
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#2
happita
With all these pre-release slides, performance numbers, and rumors, I can't see why they would want to delay it because of that reason. All sources point to BD competing with the i5-2500k and i7-2600k, not Intel's socket 2011 chips. There must be another reason for this delay other than that.
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#3
WhiteLotus
Wait I thought Q1 of 2012 was when Ivybridge was out. I'm so confused.
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#5
ensabrenoir
2011 in 2012.... amd and intel are playing poker and were caught in the middle. I'm expecting a new bulldozer delay next...... have they even set a official date yet anyway. Intels got mad moola so I think there something up their sleave. If b.d. is really a contender intel will unleash a monster.......... or just waiting on tax return money lol
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#6
DanishDevil
In b4 they add a pin and change it to skt 2012 to match the release year.
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#7
WhiteLotus
by: DanishDevil
In b4 they add a pin and change it to skt 2012 to match the release year.
And it somehow causes the end of the world because it becomes self aware... it's just that powerful.

:D
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#8
ironwolf
Quad channel? When does the madness end? Soon we will be ordering a case 'o RAM LOL.
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#9
Makaveli
by: WhiteLotus
Wait I thought Q1 of 2012 was when Ivybridge was out. I'm so confused.
Is Ivy Bridge a tick or tock?

Is it not just a shrink of the Current model SB to 22nm with some minor improvements?

I guess the answer to the first question will answer the second one anyone know?
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#11
DigitalUK
im thinking bulldozer as well, hopefully intel have got wind of something they dont like (win win for us) unless you have been waiting for sandy bridge-e and ivy bridge.
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#12
Crap Daddy
Intel still has to launch this year the Core i7-995X Extreme Edition so I don't think the time is right to compete with their own products. When they put Sandy out they were still in competition with themselves. If you wanted to buy a new CPU this year the only question was to go with Nehalem or Sandy and until autumn it will be the same. I think SB-E is not in competition with BD as BD will be priced and positioned performance wise against the current Sandy Bridge CPUs. SB-E will be high end with the price tag attached.
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#13
jpierce55
They could always hold off on a release if they think the BD is another Phenom as well. Why release something you can tweak and make better when the competition is down.......

That said I hope the BD is awesome.
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#14
seronx
Nuuuuuuuuuuuuuuu my new computer.....

:roll:
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#15
MatTheCat
omfg ffs wtf pos!!

So no LGA 2011 socket until 2012?

If Bulldozer can outcompete the 2600K, then I am gonna have to bite at that. Never considered a i7 920 a great enough upgrade (for gaming) over my E8400 (I seen performance boost on similar machine and wasn't that impressed). Then when the 2600K came along, that only marginally improved upon the i7 920-960 series. Not really the upgrade that I had been holding off for. But at this rate, I am gonna be stuck with my E8400 for BF3 release time.....this cannot happen! Bulldozer better be good....real good.
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#16
twicksisted
lol all these posts with people who are holidng out for months on end till the next best thing is out :D

Mkes me laugh really... theres always going to be a next best thing so buy what you can now and enjoy... besides, buying the current best will always cost at least 40% more ;)

Also to MatTheCat... the 2600k kicks the crap out of the dual core 8400... not sure what kind of increase in performance youre holding out for... perhaps you have to wait till 2014
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#17
St.Alia-Of-The-Knife
by: MatTheCat
So no LGA 2011 socket until 2012?
lolol fail, they should just name it to lLGA 2012 :laugh:
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#18
Damn_Smooth
Why the hell is everything being delayed? If they are as far along with Ivy as they claim to be, it will be pointless to even release SB-E.

At the rate we're going, SB-E, Ivy, and Bulldozer will be launched on the same day.
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#19
Trackr
This makes sense to me. It took them two years to follow up with Sandy Bridge after Nehalem.

Now they're going to release an update to an incredibly successful processor line-up in under a year?

Of course, this also means that Ivy Bridge has to be delayed until at least June 2012..

If only you could trust a major corporation's ETA. Deadlines just mean nothing to them..
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#21
Thefumigator
by: Damn_Smooth
Why the hell is everything being delayed? If they are as far along with Ivy as they claim to be, it will be pointless to even release SB-E.

At the rate we're going, SB-E, Ivy, and Bulldozer will be launched on the same day.
I think the industry learnt something from the phenom TLB bug...
maybe intel found a similar bug and prefers to delay instead of releasing it at all costs... delay wouldnt be that harmful.

If core 2 duo was delayed 6 months, history wouldn't have been any different. successful products may be delayed.
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#22
Hayder_Master
It sould be delayedā€,ā€ā€Ž why they want kill 1155 so quick.
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#23
Damn_Smooth
by: Thefumigator
I think the industry learnt something from the phenom TLB bug...
maybe intel found a similar bug and prefers to delay instead of releasing it at all costs... delay wouldnt be that harmful.

If core 2 duo was delayed 6 months, history wouldn't have been any different. successful products may be delayed.
I thought SB-E was just Sandy with more cores. There shouldn't have been a bug to be found.
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#24
TheMailMan78
Big Member
by: Thefumigator
I think the industry learnt something from the phenom TLB bug...
maybe intel found a similar bug and prefers to delay instead of releasing it at all costs... delay wouldnt be that harmful.

If core 2 duo was delayed 6 months, history wouldn't have been any different. successful products may be delayed.
Sandy had a bug too if you remember back. Big recall on the first release.
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#25
ViperXTR
it will be pushed all the way to December 21, 2012
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