intellogo Intels revised Ivy Bridge launch schedule revealed

Intel's excuse that it's a manufacturing issue that has delayed its launch of Ivy Bridge is highly exaggerated, but we'll leave you – our dear readers – to figure out the real reason so that no-one gets in trouble for us posting it here. Details of the new launch schedule have now made an appearance online and it confirms what we already knew, but couldn't post about.

Intel's excuse that it's a manufacturing issue that has delayed its launch of Ivy Bridge is highly exaggerated, but we'll leave you – our dear readers – to figure out the real reason so that no-one gets in trouble for us posting it here. Details of the new launch schedule have now made an appearance online and it confirms what we already knew, but couldn't post about.

 Sweclockers has posted details of what appears to be Intel's revised launch schedule due to “unforeseen delays”. As of April 8th motherboards with the Z77, Z75, H77 and B75 should still go on sale, although we're still trying to confirm this as we've heard different rumours here, but it's possible that different sources have been told different information. As such, we'll chalk this one up to a maybe for the time being.

Come April 29 and Intel will launch its quad core desktop Ivy Bridge processors  and this is also when the first media reviews can be published alongside details of new desktop systems from the various PC builders. This is not the same as this being the date when you'll be able to buy Ivy Bridge hardware, although from what we understand it's going to happen very close to this date.

As for the rest of the Ivy Bridge platform, well, on the 3rd if June Intel will apparently launch the Q77 and Q75 desktop chipsets for business systems. Following later in the month – most like at Computex – Intel will announce its dual core mobile processors, both standard Voltage and ULV models, although Sweclockers doesn't mention anything about quad core mobile processors.

Talk about a mess of a launch and we can't imagine many of Intel's motherboard partners are all too happy about this. It feels like a re-run of AMD's Bulldozer launch where the 900-series chipsets arrived months before the CPUs and once the CPUs arrived, everyone was disappointed by the performance improvements, or lack thereof. Hopefully Intel has done a better job with Ivy Bridge, but we're going to have to wait an extra three weeks to find out.

Source: Sweclockers (in Swedish)