Do you think it’s too early to talk about Sandy Bridge’s successor? Well, Intel might have you talking about its Ivy Bridge processors as early as Computex Taipei 2011 (May 31 to June 4). According to a Digitimes report, which in turn cites a Chinese-language Commercial Times report, the chip maker will be showcasing its 22nm Ivy Bridge processors at Computex.
Expected early next year, Ivy Bridge chips will be manufactured using a 22nm process and feature a DirectX 11 graphics core, as opposed to 32nm Sandy Bridge chips that feature DirectX 10.1-compatible on-die graphics.
Talking of solutions that combine the CPU and GPU on the same die, AMD is working on second-generation Fusion APUs. However, 22nm chips aren’t on its mind. The chip maker is currently working on bringing its 32nm Llano APUs to the market.
The same Digitimes report also suggests that AMD has greatly accelerated the production of it upcoming Llano APUs, which are now expected to reach its ODM and OEM customers in May and not Q3 2011 as originally anticipated.