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Intel sticks to its plans to launch Ivy Bridge processors at the end of April.
Intel is not going to delay its Ivy Bridge processors (by eight weeks) according to Mr. Jon Carvill, at Intel Media Relations. The company will keep its schedule, which has only been postponed by a few weeks and will officially announce its Ivy Bridge CPUs at the end of April, this year.
The new Intel Ivy Bridge platform will cause Ultrabook prices to drop in March, 2012.
The prices of first-generation Ultrabooks will most likely to drop by 20 – 30% in March, due to the upcoming third-generation Intel Ivy Bridge platform, which will be announced in April, this year.
Intel and AMD processors cannot compete with ARM in terms of price.
Intel and AMD are working hard to develop low voltage processors for smartphones and tablets, but so far they cannot race with the solutions from ARM, in terms of price.
Intel introduced its 32nm Medfield processor with low power consumption of 11W TDP (for the Android segment) in January (at CES 2012), and is going to launch in the second half of this year Atom processors (with less than 10W TDP) planned for smartphones and tablets. The company will also continue to predictably shrink (according to Moore’s law) its manufacturing technology, with its future microprocessors – Saltwell with 32nm, then Silvermont with 22nm and Airmont with 14nm fabrication process.
Intel released N2600 and N2800 – its new low-power dual-core Atom processors for netbooks.
The N2600 and N2800 are Intel’s Third-generation Atom Cedar Trail processors with low-power designs intended for the netbook sector. Those 32nm processors offer 20% better performance compared to previous generation, full HD 1080p video Playback, up to 10 hours of battery life and weeks of standby at an affordable price.
The 1.6GHz N2600 and 1.86GHz N2800 dual-core processors work in harmony with the integrated Intel Graphics Media Accelerator 3600/ 3650 (which offer improved graphics performance up to 2X compared to the previous generations) and the Intel NM10 Express Chipset, featuring a small form factor package size which allows thinner netbook designs.
Intel will unveil some of its 22nm Ivy Bridge notebook processors on April 8, 2012.
Intel is planning to release eight 22nm Ivy Bridge processors for notebooks and ultrabooks, around April 8th, next year.
The notebook processors Core i7-3920XM (Extreme Edition), i7-3820QM and i7-3720QM will be released in April 2012, with prices at $1,096, $568 and $378 USD, respectively. The rest five Ivy Bridge processors including Core i5-3520M, i5-3360M, i5-3320M, and Ultrabook processors Core i7-3667U and Core i5-3427U will be unveiled at later dates.
Intel will lower its Sandy Bridge-based notebook processor’s prices.
Intel is planning to lower prices with 10 – 15% of some of its Core i3 and i5 notebook processors and has already informed its partners. Intel’s move to price reduction is to encourage vendors to drop prices due to the company’s upcoming Ivy Bridge processors, which are expected to be announced in April, next year.
The 22nm Ivy Bridge processors (including Core i5-3450 and Core i7-3370) are expected to be priced between $184 – $332 USD, around $10 – $15 USD more expensive than some of Intel’s existing processors.
Highlights from Intel Developer Forum 2011 in San Francisco, uploaded by Intel – Day1 and Day2.
Watch the most interesting announcements from Intel, through Day1 and Day2 inSan Francisco– 2 videos.