According to a report by VR Zone, Intel has decided to delay Sandy Bridge-E from Q4 2011 to January 2012. Details are not available but the site guesstimates Intel may be focusing on the server rather than the consumer side.
We have a feeling that Intel is doing an AMD and what we mean by that is that Intel is focusing on its server CPU business instead of on consumers. AMD delayed its consumer Bulldozer launch in favour of its Opteron CPUs and it's possible that this is part of what made Intel change its strategy. The Sandy Bridge-E CPUs are based on the same core as Intel's upcoming LGA-2011 and LGA-1356 Xeon processors and these are big chips which mean fewer chips per wafer. As such it's entirely plausible that Intel is trying to stock up on chips for its Xeon platforms, but this is only speculation from our side at this point in time.
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Re: Intel Sandy Bridge-E delayed to January 2012? by Anonymous on Saturday, July 02 2011 @ 01:33:16 CEST