Friday, January 16th 2009

Intel Postpones the Launch Schedule of Lynnfield CPUs and P55 Chipset

I'm afraid that what's to be told here, is hard to be categorized as good news. Industry observer DigiTimes reports that Intel is about to postpone the initiation of Lynnfield processors and P55 chipset. Chips based on the quad-core Lynnfield design, are supposed to bring Nehalem to more people, because they'll represent the budget line of Core i7 processors.
Intel has recently decided to postpone its next-generation mainstream CPU Lynnfield along with the P55 chipset to the end of August or the beginning of September this year, and may postpone them to an even later time depending on the market situation, according to sources at motherboard makers. Both Lynnfield and P55 were originally scheduled to launch by the end of July. The economic decline which has caused motherboard makers to suffer overstocked chipset inventory is the major reason for the pull back, according to the sources. After the P55 launches, Intel plans to phase out non-IGP P45 and P43 chipsets and will transition its 4-series IGP chipsets to the entry-level.
Source: DigiTimes
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13 Comments on Intel Postpones the Launch Schedule of Lynnfield CPUs and P55 Chipset

#1
magibeg
Well that sucks, means i have to wait longer before my next upgrade.
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#2
Selene
agreed, was going to do my next upgrade when this came out.
Now it looks like Ill probably wait till 2010 to overhaul my PC.
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#3
kid41212003
And by that time, you will able to afford the Core i7 instead, which is a good thing... :p
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#5
J-Man
I am glad this has happened. I plan to watercool my CPU and GPU in about 2 weeks and may watercool my board too so it gives me enough time to enjoy my watercooling system until the Lynnfields are out.
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#6
LittleLizard
i guess is the best decision in these troublesome times
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#7
[I.R.A]_FBi
this wouldnt have anythign to do with asus and gigabyte complaining about p45 overstock ....
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#8
BrooksyX
by: [I.R.A]_FBi
this wouldnt have anythign to do with asus and gigabyte complaining about p45 overstock ....
i'm sure it has nothing at all to do with it... ;)
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#9

Probably, they still got over $300M worth of Intel P45 chips to integrate onto their boards that they struggle bigtime to sell in such a FUBAR global economic state :laugh:

Intel could delay the release for a few month months and they may still not come close to selling all those chips, considering the ripoff prices they charge for the premium range of boards. :nutkick:

Its simple, heavy price drops across their entire line of boards especially the top of the range boards which are >2X cost of the midrange boards, their X48 boards are even more of a ripoff.


I mean this is just insane: http://www.overclockers.co.uk/showproduct.php?prodid=MB-284-AS&groupid=701&catid=5&subcat=1050

£270 :roll:
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Weer
by: Selene
agreed, was going to do my next upgrade when this came out.
Now it looks like Ill probably wait till 2010 to overhaul my PC.
You have a Q6600.. anything below i7 won't be an upgrade. :wtf:
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#11
mlee49
So this helps my Quad retain its value some right? Sweet!
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#12
NastyHabits
As a devoted "Mainstream" board buyer, I don't like it, but my wallet does. ;)
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#13
farlex85
Well this is what happens without proper competition. If AMD can pull out an ace this may come sooner. I wonder if this will also delay the "tick" to westmere.
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