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    Intel May Delay Shipments Of Ivy Bridge - Lack Of Competition?

    With AMD unable to keep up with Intel in the high end CPU race, I wonder if we'll be seeing much processor innovation in the coming years.

    Some unfortunate news is making the rounds today surrounding a potential delay of the upcoming Intel Ivy Bridge processor. A story over at Digitimes is reporting that due to an abundance of inventory on current generation Sandy Bridge parts, Intel will start to trickle out Ivy Bridge in early April but will hold off on the full shipments until after June.

    If Intel is indeed delaying shipping Ivy Bridge it likely isn't due to pressure from AMD and with the announcement by top brass there it seems likely Intel will retain the performance lead on the CPU side of things from here on out. With the release of Windows 8 coming in the fall of 2012 Intel's partners (and Intel internally) are likely going to be using that as the primary jumping off point for the architecture transition.

    If ever there was a reason to support AMD and competition in general, this is exactly that. Without pressure from a strong offering from the opposition Intel is free to adjust their product schedule based on internal financial reasons rather than external consumer forces. While we will still see some Ivy Bridge availability in April (according to Digitimes at least) in order to avoid a marketing disaster, it seems that the wide scale availability of the Intel design with processor graphics performance expected to be double that of Sandy Bridge won't be until the summer.
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    They don't want to obsolete their own stock before they finish selling it. They'll keep getting better prices for the current inventory for a while because they can.

    I hope nobody buys anything because they know Intel is holding out. Hopefully people can wait a while until the better stuff is out, and the older stuff is cheaper. (whatever your preference)

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    Hmmmm..... Ummmmm..... Errrrrmmm.....
    Ivy Bridge delayed?

    Coming from a guy who's still running Q6600s......
    SO? ROFLMAO!!!

    I still say we won't see much in the way of "innovation" until the bastid software devs get off their asses and go hard and heavy with the 64bit.
    No need for 128 or 256+ bit CPUs if we are still supporting Pentium-4's.

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    Yeah, I think I'll hold off on my massive upgrade for a while longer.
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    I normally do a new build about every 3 years , but right now our X58 platforms are still rocking along very strong. I can understand what and why Intel might be doing but the hard core builders and gamers are really chopping at the bit to upgrade, I do think they are going to be dissappointed.

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    What's the point in upgrading or building new if all the interesting new game titles are still base coded to work on archaic consoles and Win-XP? For crying out loud! My Fek'n cell phone probably has more horsepower than the crackbox-360!

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    Yeah, Direct-X 9c is getting a little bit old. I've been thinking of restricting my new game buying to only titles that are Direct-X 10 or better - I wonder how many I'll be buying if I do that?

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    I'd be pretty happy to get my hands on a Q9650 CPU right now. Anything newer is just asking too much and would require too much in other hardware to support anyway.

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