14 months after the release of Sandy Bridge-E processors Intel was supposed to release their Ivy Bridge-E replacements this year. But according to Fudzilla, the chips will arrive later than expected. Their sources claim that Ivy Bridge-E, which was supposed to debut in the third quarter, has been pushed toward the end of the year.
Intel’s Haswell based desktop processors should launch in June, so Ivy Bridge-E would have followed them even if there were no change to the schedule.
That timing may make Ivy Bridge-E a tough sell for high-end desktop systems. Who wants to buy last year’s microarchitecture when the next-generation hotness is already available?
If Intel continues at this pace, it will take quite a while before we see Haswell-E in action.