Multiple Fingers Point To An April 23 Launch Date For Ivy Bridge

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Rift2

Selling stuff on ebay so I can get this chip and a Sabertooth board.
Will be a great upgrade from a quad 555 Phenom.

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JohnP

And the question on everyone's chapped lips is "How will it overclock?" If it can beat my 4.5GHz stable Sandy Bridge on a Hyper 212 cooler, oh lordy.
Well, it really does not matter, I have all the workings for 3 new machines coming anyways, so waiter, 3 top end Ivy Bridges with thermal grease on top, please.

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kixofmyg0t

And yet it still gets beat up by Llano in every graphics test.

Fail.

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Philippe Lemay

If you choose to look it in that perfectly skewed manner, then yeah... Llano is going to kick it's ass. Ivy has integrated graphics primarily for emergency back-up should your discrete card fail, and for video-encoding boosts. Compare pure CPU power and the Llano get's slapped into the dirt. Your saying the scooter wins because it's more maneuverable than the pick-up truck.

Different tools, different jobs. Granted, the Llano will probably fit right into a lot of laptops, but that certainly doesn't imply Ivy is going to "fail".

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diedrichg

I can bet you you'll never see any promotional material touting the IB graphics as primarily a backup should your discrete card fail! Not to mention you'll have to have a less capable motherboard north bridge to even have the on-board graphics accessible.

Intel is going to sell their integrated graphics as a major step up from SB graphics but it's only going to be less capable than Llano

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Hilarity

Irrelevant for me. My 965 OC to 3.8GHz is more than sufficient for 1080p gaming. I'll spend the cash on a GPU upgrade and wait for Piledriver.

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Gohagauer

I guess you're right JohnP. Damn you AMD! :P Well, at least this time the dates are moving closer, not further away from the present :-)

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irishsj

I hope someone brings a 4gb GTX 680 to market by the 23rd! I would love to build my Ivy system ASAP

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JohnP

sigh, I am going to build the Ivy Bridge machines and am going to wait until the GTX 685's come out before upgrading the graphics cards... and wait... and wait...

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Gohagauer

yay, they are only 4-5 months late (remember when we were to expect Ivy Bridge at the end of 2011?)...
I've been sitting on my cretacean dual core (go 2007 tech!) for more than half a year longer than I had originally planed, waiting for Ivy... so now, yay! 6 days sooner than expected!

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JohnP

Its been well proven that Ivy bridge has been deliberately delayed due to Intel wanting to extend the sales of Sandy Bridge laptops and the collapse of AMD's Bulldozer. I guess you have to blame the delay on AMD...

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gamewizard

yes the date has moved up from the 29th hell yeah

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