A recent batch of leaked slides have all but confirmed Ivy Bridge’s release date of April 29th, and as expected, pre-orders are beginning to pop up. The Lenovo IdeaPad Y480 will be one of the first notebooks out of the gate featuring Intel’s 3rd generation Core Processor, and it’s no slouch either. The standard $999 model being shown on Amazon will feature the 2.3 GHz Intel i7-3610QM Processor, along with a generous 8 GB of RAM.
Feel free to run up and down your block screaming, "Ivy Bridge is coming! Ivy Bridge is coming!" That's not something you would have wanted to do prior to today, because if a fellow pedestrian grabbed you by the arm and demanded to know exactly when Ivy Bridge would roll into town, all you could have offered in return was a bunch of conflicting info. But in this day and age of the Internet, leaked slides are as commonplace as cockroaches in a dirty motel, and we found one that details precisely when Ivy Bridge will launch.
Yeah, yeah, the iPad is here, and a lot of the rumors about it were right. Yadda yadda yadda. Let's start talking about something really exciting: the upcoming launch of Intel's Ivy Bridge. Unfortunately, most (but not all) of the news for that platform has also fallen solidly into the "rumor" category, but now we have some hard stats to see how Ivy stacks up to Sandy. While we were busy playing Mass Effect, Anand Lal Shimpi was busy procuring and benchmarking a Core i7-3770K Ivy Bridge proc -- and sharing the results with the world.
Sub-$100 computer processors are the kind of gravy we like to scoop up and spread on a low-cost PC, secondary system, NAS box, home theater PC, or any other application that doesn't requires a beefy CPU to get the job done. If you feel the same way, you'll be happy to know that at least one of Intel's desktop Ivy Bridge processors can be yours for less than a Benjamin.
Toshiba UK has announced a new gaming notebook called the Qosmio X870. The X870 is not just another gaming laptop, according to the official announcement, but the company’s most advanced gaming notebook till date. Hit the jump for more.
The highly contagious ultrabook virus has claimed yet another victim, with Gigabyte becoming the latest company to announce an ultrabook. The Taiwanese company has announced two 14-inch ultrabooks at the ongoing CeBIT trade show in Hannover, Germany. Hit the jump for more.
Japanese vendor Fujitsu has shown no urgency whatsoever in joining the ultrabook fray. In fact, it remained mum on its ultrabook plans until it published its product roadmap for 2012 last month. The roadmap lists two ultrabook models, both scheduled for May. We now have a few details about one of its upcoming ultrabooks.
Conflicting reports about Intel's Ivy Bridge launch and a full or partial delay are casting a cloud over the Santa Clara chip maker's successor to Sandy Bridge, but regardless of when it comes out, there's plenty of reason to be excited. For one, Ivy Bridge is being built on a 22nm manufacturing process using 3D transistors, which boils down to more performance and lower power consumption than today's 32nm Sandy Bridge parts. It adds a new graphics subsystem, natively supports SuperSpeed USB 3.0, and introduces other improvements. But the real reason to get excited is because of the potential overclocking headroom.
We've never been so confused about a processor launch date as we are now. Actually, it's Intel that appears the most confuzzled over when exactly Ivy Bridge will make its official debut, as conflicting and incomplete reports continue to surface. The latest we're hearing is that Ivy Bridge is definitely being delayed until June, but let's back up a moment and see if we can make some sense of it all.
Last week, a Digitimes report citing unnamed sources from notebook vendors claimed that Intel had decided to postpone mass shipments of Ivy Bridge chips, and that its partners had already been apprised of the change in shipment plans. But now a new report has come out claiming that the extent of the delay in Ivy Bridge chip shipments is not as significant as has been rumored elsewhere.