Wednesday, October 16th 2013

Intel Delays 14 nm "Broadwell" Chips to Q1-2014

Intel delayed its Core "Broadwell" SoCs for desktops and notebooks to the first quarter of 2014, owing to production delays facing the 14 nanometer silicon fabrication node that the chips are based on. These issues, according to Intel CEO Brian Krzanich, could limit the company's ability to ship enough quantities of functioning chips, and so the company is ironing out its fab problems first. The delay, however, shouldn't have a cascading effect on "Skylake," the successor to "Broadwell," which is based on the same fab process. Skylake's position on the long-term company roadmaps is unaffected. "Broadwell" is a particularly important micro-architecture for Intel, which is struggling to get itself on to mainstream "post-PC" devices such as tablets.
Source: CNET, Image Credit: Anandtech
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9 Comments on Intel Delays 14 nm "Broadwell" Chips to Q1-2014

#1
Mathragh
So when where these chips supposed to be released then? Q4 2013?

Edit: ooh, I suppose the title is a bit misleading. The source says they delay the start of production to Q1-2014. Makes more sense
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#2
dom99
It doesnt made sense that they would release Haswel in June, then less than 6 months later release 14nm chips on Broadwell I would have been a bit :banghead: if they had as I would have waited to buy one. I was under the impression 14nm wouldnt be released for at least a year.

EDIT: as per above
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#3
sparkyar
if production starts in Q1, we wont see those chips on shelves before Q2 or Q3 maybe
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#4
thematrix606
I'm still confused. Will Broadwell hit the desktop segment, or is it still only for the mobile world?
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#5
Aquinus
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by: thematrix606
I'm still confused. Will Broadwell hit the desktop segment, or is it still only for the mobile world?
Embedded desktop systems and mobile systems.

by: btarunr
Intel delayed its Core "Broadwell" SoCs for desktops and notebooks to the first quarter of 2014
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#6
iO
I bet this won't be the only delay we'll see with 14nm...
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#7
happita
If it's only SoC's they are releasing Broadwell with, then I can forget all about it. This obviously isn't designed for enthusiasts, it's for HTPCs and the AIO systems and the like (possibly even tablets). I guess it would be cool for some, but I'm gonna stay away from these. Was a bit disappointed when I heard about this, but it's a good thing my 2500k is still doing me a world of good.
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#8
micropage7
maybe its a good news since smaller fabrication gets more complicated so better delaying that releasing not ready chip
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#9
Hilux SSRG
I think most enthusiasts are really waiting for Skylake, which I'm glad to hear is on schedule.
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