Traditionally - How long until first stepping revision

By jdmba
Nov 5, 2008
  1. Greets,

    I am interested in trading in my 3GHZ P4 (fun thermals!) for a Nehalem once it is released. However, I know that the initial releases of chips tend to be buggy as all getout. Does anyone KNOW, traditionally, how long after Intel releases a new chip, that they then come out with their first revised stepping?

  2. Tmagic650

    Tmagic650 TS Ambassador Posts: 17,244   +234

    Your guess is as good as ours
  3. jdmba

    jdmba TS Rookie Topic Starter


    Tmagic - while I appreciate your response, that was not what I had asked.

    I had asked traditionally how long it takes Intel to release a first stepping following introduction of a new chip.

    If anyone knows how long this has taken in the past, it would be appreciated.
  4. Tmagic650

    Tmagic650 TS Ambassador Posts: 17,244   +234

    My response is called a "bump"... You could probably get a faster, more accurate answer by contacting Intel directly
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