Some sources suggest Intel is going to delay Havendale, this is the first Nehalem processor with an integrated graphics processor. FUD Zilla writes it may take until Q1 2010 before the chip will be available:
There have obviously been some delays that Intel doesn’t want to point out, but according to the latest business plan, the production of Havendale CPUs should start in Q4 2009. When a company say Q4 this usually means late Q4 while retail availability is expected in Q1 2010.
Intel hopes that it won’t be too late with business and retail cycles in Q1 2010 but we all know that most of the sales is done in Q4 and therefore Intel will certainly miss some of the opportunities. Naturally Intel is delaying its production as it has to not because they like to and business wise it would make sense as much as delaying a highly expected movie or a game for after the Xmas. Q1 usually means that people are cashless as they tend to spend incredible amounts of money for the Xmas shopping spree.
The first processor with IGP from AMD is called Fusion but that part will likely arrive even later than the Intel Havendale processor.