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
TheGuruStud
Thefumigator said:
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.
Has anyone even reproduced the TLB bug? Seriously. Best chance is to load all cores and have them virtualized. Even then, it probably will never happen.
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#2
Thefumigator
TheGuruStud said:
Has anyone even reproduced the TLB bug? Seriously. Best chance is to load all cores and have them virtualized. Even then, it probably will never happen.
agreed. Nor even a titanium asteroid is as solid as my phenom.

But media and reviews killed the thing. It was a very underrated product.

And AMD had to release the fixed version immediatly. That harmed AMD... so industry learnt anyway... media is to blame? they're just playing their card too...
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#3
FordGT90Concept
"I go fast!1!11!1!"
I'm thinking they just want to get a few more revisions in before they commit to the platform that will be around a while. But yes, it could be a calculated decision against Bulldozer. They want to know how competitive it is so they know how high to set the clocks on the 2011 chips.

2011 is the enthusiast platform--it isn't going to "kill" 1155.
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#4
15th Warlock
Well, I'll probably hold off until Ivy Bridge then, was planing an upgrade towards the end of the year, but I think my current rig will be enough until May 2012...
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#5
matar
Great NEWS :)

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#6
trickson
OH, I have such a headache
Going to let AMD put out the BD ( Big Disappointment ) then once that is out and AMD is showing off Intel crushes them with the launch of this Sandy Bridge-E killing AMD once again and giving us all a taste of what is to come Ivy bridge and 3D transistors !
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#7
btarunr
Editor & Senior Moderator
MatTheCat said:
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.
If Bulldozer was competitive, Intel would have rushed in LGA2011.
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#8
mtosev
TheMailMan78 said:
Bastards are waiting to see what BD will do. lol
Smart move if its true:D
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#9
Thefumigator
btarunr said:
If Bulldozer was competitive, Intel would have rushed in LGA2011.
Intel didn't rush anything when AMD64 came out. Oh well maybe they learnt that lesson.
Seems that both companies are really precautious on any step they make now. Still anything can happen...
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#10
Yukikaze
Hayder_Master said:
It sould be delayed‏,‏‎ why they want kill 1155 so quick.
Nobody will be killing LGA1155. LGA2011 and LGA1155 will co-exist just like LGA1366 and LGA1156 co-existed.
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#11
FordGT90Concept
"I go fast!1!11!1!"
Thefumigator said:
Intel didn't rush anything when AMD64 came out. Oh well maybe they learnt that lesson.
Seems that both companies are really precautious on any step they make now. Still anything can happen...
Yeah they did: EM64T and Pentium 4 EE processors that you could cook a roast on.


The delay could also be do to the weak economy and/or investor relations. Launching a major product when the economy is weak doesn't generate a very large spike in upgrade sales.
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#12
HammerON
The Watchful Moderator
Oh how times have changed:)
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#13
btarunr
Editor & Senior Moderator
Thefumigator said:
Intel didn't rush anything when AMD64 came out.
Because they didn't have anything at the time. Then they banked too heavily on Pentium D ignoring that AMD was already working on a monolithic dual-core chip.
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#14
Thefumigator
FordGT90Concept said:
Yeah they did: EM64T and Pentium 4 EE processors that you could cook a roast on.


The delay could also be do to the weak economy and/or investor relations. Launching a major product when the economy is weak doesn't generate a very large spike in upgrade sales.
This could mean time for AMD to catch up. This is going to be good...

sorry for the troubled economy in that hemisphere. In this side we all are in a cronic economical crisis so we got used to it.
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#15
WarraWarra
LOL good news just think 1 Jan 2011 they can start with 1cpu = 48core socket 2011, if not then they earned their usual nicknames. :toast:
ROFL if only there was software Viagra for this Intel delays, maybe software can get Intel back up ROFL :rockout:
Sounds like the Apple IBM G6 fiasco and look where IBM Apple partnership ended up.
I wonder how Intel will catch up to lame idiots like me with 240core 22400stream cores home office pc with their socket 2011. :nutkick:
By 1 Jan 2011 I would likely need to upgrade again.

Sorry Intel I have deserted you for Magny Cours. :cry:
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#16
laszlo
this delay don't affect me at all as many of us who won't upgrade till not necessary

i won't spend a cent till i can play the newest games
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#17
Yukikaze
WarraWarra said:
LOL good news just think 1 Jan 2011 they can start with 1cpu = 48core socket 2011, if not then they earned their usual nicknames. :toast:
ROFL if only there was software Viagra for this Intel delays, maybe software can get Intel back up ROFL :rockout:
Sounds like the Apple IBM G6 fiasco and look where IBM Apple partnership ended up.
I wonder how Intel will catch up to lame idiots like me with 240core 22400stream cores home office pc with their socket 2011. :nutkick:
By 1 Jan 2011 I would likely need to upgrade again.

Sorry Intel I have deserted you for Magny Cours. :cry:
Sense: This post makes none.

:ohwell:
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#20
faramir
ensabrenoir said:
have they even set a official date yet anyway.
Is this a question ? I believe they claim to still be on track for Q3 2011 release, so no later than Sept. 30th 2011.
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#21
faramir
Damn_Smooth said:
At the rate we're going, SB-E, Ivy, and Bulldozer will be launched on the same day.
Yes, when the hell freezes over ;)
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#22
Jack Doph
btarunr said:
If Bulldozer was competitive, Intel would have rushed in LGA2011.
I think this may be the most important post in this thread yet :toast:
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#23
Thatguy
WhiteLotus said:
Wait I thought Q1 of 2012 was when Ivybridge was out. I'm so confused.
they are getting kicked in the teeth by APU in laptop portable.
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#24
ensabrenoir
btarunr said:
If Bulldozer was competitive, Intel would have rushed in LGA2011.
simple elegant and logical....:toast:
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#25
Thatguy
btarunr said:
If Bulldozer was competitive, Intel would have rushed in LGA2011.
unless there are issues with the new process node and reliabilty. It happens.
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