Bad news upgraders; Intel's 22nm is suffering 28nm woes as well

Subject: General Tech | April 23, 2012 - 11:41 AM |
Tagged: Ivy Bridge, Intel, 28nm, 22nm

There is bad news out of DigiTimes today for those hoping to upgrade to an Ivy Bridge CPU when they first become available, the availability will not be good.  The thirteen desktop processors that are slated to be released any time now are predicted to suffer the same short supply that plagued AMD when they first released their 28nm parts and is still preventing those who can afford a GTX 680 from being able to buy one.  Hopefully this issue has been part of the core reason as to why the Ivy Bridge release date has been so well suppressed, even with the leaks that have appeared over the past quarter.  Perhaps Intel is planning to have enough good 22nm silicon stockpiled that the availability will be a bit better than the GTX 680 and perhaps even enough to see first adopters through until the production levels can be increased.

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"Although Intel is ready to launch and sell its upcoming Ivy Bridge-based processors soon, shipments of the processor are estimated to be lower than expected with the possible driver being either low capacity or yield rates, and the situation is forcing Intel to adjust its processor shipment proportions for notebook and desktop platforms, according to sources from PC players, which added that Nvidia and AMD are also facing shortage issues for their 28nm graphics cards."

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Source: DigiTimes

April 23, 2012 | 12:59 PM - Posted by BugSmashR

ok. I'm ready to adopt now. ;)

April 23, 2012 | 12:16 PM - Posted by BC Hiker (not verified)

I thought Ivy Bridge was 22 nm.

April 23, 2012 | 12:48 PM - Posted by Jeremy Hellstrom

Sorry, my attempt to draw parallels between the issues AMD an NVIDIA have had at TSMC and GLOBALFOUNDRIES and the issues reported for Intel and IvyB ... is it clearer after my edits?

April 23, 2012 | 05:59 PM - Posted by Octavean (not verified)


If you see an Ivy Bridge Core i7 3770K that you want at a local shop don’t feel bad about knocking over a little old lady to get to it,…..

Got it,…. ;)

April 24, 2012 | 06:59 AM - Posted by Branthog

This is getting ridiculous.

April 24, 2012 | 12:17 PM - Posted by Anonymous (not verified)

Maybe I'm being a conspiracy theorist, however, the best way to keep prices high is a short supply.

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