XbitLabs.com this week publishes some new information about Intel’s next generation 22nm Ivy Bridge Desktop Processors as well as revealing that Intel has told its partners (of which Apple is one) that the rollout would be delayed until the second quarter of 2012.
Intel Corp. has notified its partners about its decision to introduce of its next-generation code-named Ivy Bridge processors in the second quarter of 2012. Previously the company planned to release the Core i 3000-series central processing units (CPUs) for desktops in March – April timeframe, which left a possibility to unveil the chips in the first quarter.
Intel’s Ivy Bridge was originally planned to be released right about now but got pushed back to early 2012 back in May.
Xbit also note that the initial processors to be released in Q2 2012 will not include Core i3-3200-series chips and will consist of Core i7-3700 and Core i5-3500/3400 families. The inexpensive Core i3-3200 will be made available later in Q2 2011. Apple doesn’t currently use these but they work great in Hackintoshes.
Also, ComputerBase.de leaked some Ivy Bridge slides this week showing modest CPU improvements but more importantly showing huge integrated graphics improvements in the Intel 4000 series processors. These products should allow native 4K resolution displays and yet still consume less power than the current generation chips.
Apple’s iMacs use these desktop processors, the current iMac lineup pictured below:
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