Intel to launch 22nm Ivy Bridge processors on April 8

By Shawn Knight
Dec 28, 2011
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  1. Intel is reportedly preparing to launch the upcoming 22nm Ivy Bridge series of processors on or around April 8. The company is expected to release a total of 25 Ivy…

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  2. Wtf, new chipsets ? Again ? This is becoming ridiculous. Under the pretext of "advancing" motherboard technology, Intel is shamelessly bleeding us dry.
  3. soldier1969

    soldier1969 TechSpot Booster Posts: 244   +43

    Bought a MSI GD80 Gen 3 motherboard for my 2600k build back in October so its IVY Bridge and PCI Express 3.0 ready for this reason. Glad I planned ahead.
  4. H3llion

    H3llion TechSpot Paladin Posts: 951   +97

    Yep, its about money. If they wanted they could easily deliver us twice if not three times (if not more) powerful chips then todays fastest chips. They need to space it out to make more money, how our monetary system works :(
  5. bandit8623

    bandit8623 Newcomer, in training Posts: 45

    and since amd is not pushing them they really can scale back and work the money system.
  6. dividebyzero

    dividebyzero trainee n00b Posts: 4,783   +639

    Because it's mandatory to upgrade your platform every time one is released ?

    Of course, if you are one of those people that buys every new chipset, you probably deserve/can afford to be bled dry.
    The business of being an IC producer usually is

    And of course these 3x + CPU's are staying magically within their TDP/heat output specification ? Of course not!, it's not as if the larger motivators in CPU architecture design are low/ultra-low voltage/wattage (desktop), or performance-per-watt (server/ws/HPC). I assume you're looking at Intel implementing a process node that relies on lithography/QA tools that are yet to be built.
    It's called amortisation.
    Intel has it's own foundry business.
    Intel's next fab will cost in the region of five billion dollars.
    Retooling for the process shrink after 14nm will cost in excess of one billion dollars for each fab.
    Would you think that an increased process shrink cycle on an increasingly more expensive node isn't going to be passed into the retail price? Or is the desktop consumer yearning for 130 watt ten-core/twenty thread E7's for their entry level Dell and HP desktops, that require custom cooling, high airflow chassis, high grade/capacity PSU, and a somewhat more expensive mainboard due to the increased power demand/trace numbers/PCB layers.

    Making powerful CPU's isn't actually a problem
  7. aspleme

    aspleme TechSpot Member Posts: 51

    I have to admit, the tick tock cycle does seem to be going pretty fast. On the other hand, I do really like progress. Unless you have something you need bleeding edge technology for, if you got a Sandy Bridge, you should be easily set until Haswell or later.

    What Intel is doing is maintaining constant progress. Furthermore, Ivy Bridge works with the old motherboards, it just doesn't have all the benefits that you can get from getting a new motherboard. If you don't really need the upgrade... don't get it. Quit complaining, and let Intel do what they seem to be good at, advancing computing technology.
  8. H3llion

    H3llion TechSpot Paladin Posts: 951   +97

    Once again, they space out their projects slower so they can gather more money from us, sure we aren't urged to buy it but regardless you get the point. It is our system we are in. This is same in automobile industry, though a different scenario. They purposely make a car which breaks down after X amount of years, normally after the warranty so you need to repair it and pay more money ;)

    See Jacque Fresco - Larry King Interview, actually highlights this debate near the end.

  9. princeton

    princeton TechSpot Addict Posts: 1,716

    No, Intel just wants to keep progress going unlike AMD which took years to make a new architecture, only to have it flop.
  10. Are they not releasing a 6 core ivy bridge?
  11. It's Moore's law. Google it.
     
  12. If you're not happy with how technology progresses and you feel like you're getting shafted by Intel, then maybe shoot should quit using computers altogether. In other words, if you can't stand the heat, get out of the kitchen.
  13. LinkedKube

    LinkedKube TechSpot Project Baby Posts: 4,264   +41

    I actually put money for my next pc upgrade in an account and marked it 2013. I'd even go as far to say that my 960 would have lasted that long, but my brother uses CAD on my pc every so often so he gave me half the money for my 980.

    2-3 sockets per upgrade for me, and anyone doing anything from gaming to production work can't really argue with the progress intel has made as far as socket types.


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