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
[H]@RD5TUFF
Grrr argh, oh well, more time to save up for a beefier video card and a nicer case perhaps a TJ-11.
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#2
yogurt_21
my guess is 1155 is doing to well in both sales and performance for intel to rush out 2011. I mean shoot if you have a cheap to produce solution that currently hits the top of the performance slots why release something that's more expensive to produce and will occupy the same top performance slot?
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#3
WarraWarra
No worry's mates in Israel/Germany/Portugal anyone can forget about news from a week+ ago. ;) Sry, I should have been more clear in my post.

The 48cores 1Jan 2011 on 1 cpu I was referring to was the 48 or 50core Knights Corner
and the recent Intel news that stated the 50 to 250 cores per cpu is giving them a hard time with the coding issues they have. Sry forgot the link.

"Intel details 50-core Knights Corner chip"
http://www.electronista.com/articles/11/06/20/components.to.be.built.using.22nm.process/
or
http://www.theregister.co.uk/2010/06/01/intel_knights_co_processor/print.html

Apple also wanted to unofficially have the Xeon E5 or the Knights Bridge whatever they could get their hands on in their upcoming Apple Mac Pro's for August that has a custom cpu but I guess they had to settle for something like 16 cores instead.

http://9to5mac.com/2011/06/23/apple-gearing-up-to-launch-upgraded-mac-pro-with-16-core-processor/

HPC/HOPC "HomeOffice PC" (20x 12core 6168) "240cores" / (10x 6870x2) "22400stream cores" is my HPC just waiting for powercolor to get their release acts together so I can get delivery. Surely every 2nd persons has something as slow my HPC ?

LOL viagra joke is about Intel not being able to deliver on demand or on request, but I am sure you got that joke ? :p
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#4
trickson
OH, I have such a headache
It doesn't even matter Sandy bridge-E is going to be worth the wait . Hell I am am waiting till Ivy Bridge before I make a new build any way . :rockout:
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#5
DaedalusHelios
I think Intel is just delaying because they have no competition. Its time IBM or some other group steps in to press the tech farther. Intel is greedy and AMD is incompetent.
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#6
trickson
OH, I have such a headache
DaedalusHelios said:
I think Intel is just delaying because they have no competition. Its time IBM or some other group steps in to press the tech farther. Intel is greedy and AMD is incompetent.
I would agree with this . AMD is too focused on ATI , There is no competition for Intel and once Ivy bridge is out all bets are off . I can smell AMD dieing off and decomposing now .
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#7
DriedFrogPills
wondering if the tick/tock cycle is causing too much pressure on the Intel design teams and this delay is due to a hang up in ES hardware not playing nice
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