DigiTimes is reporting that according to Taiwanese PC makers, Intel will be releasing their upcoming Ivy Bridge processors on around 8th April 2012. There will be a total of 25 different models of both desktop and laptop processors released, ranging from core-i7s to core-i5s.
Ivy Bridge improves on Sandy Bridge by way of process, bringing it down to 22nm from the existing 32nm die size, as well as several new improvements, such as PCIe 3.0 support, higher CPU multiplier, 4K resolution video playback and more. Obviously the desktop processors aren’t the only ones benefiting from this improvement, with mobile Ivy Bridge processors also releasing alongside their desktop variants.
“Notebook CPUs Core i7-3920Qm, 3820QM and 3720QM will be released in April priced at US$1,096, US$568 and US$378, respectively. Other models including Core i5-3520M, 3360M, 3320M and ultrabook CPUs Core i7-3667U and Core i5-3427U will be unveiled later.”
As usual, new processors also mean new chipsets, and Intel will be releasing most of them in April, with a few in May.
“Desktop chips to be released in April will include Z77, H77, Z75 and B75, with Q77 and Q75 coming on May 13, the sources indicated. Meanwhile, Intel will also release notebook chips HM77, UM77, HM76 and HM75 in April before launching QS77 and QM77 in May.”