Some interesting information has surfaced in the run-up to the New Year, Taiwanese PC markers are claiming to know details of the upcoming Intel Ivy Bridge processor release, according to DIGITIMES.
Intel is expected to release 25 new models of 22nm Ivy Bridge processors, 17 for the desktop and eight for notebooks and ultrabooks, either on or around April 8th. Model details are as follows:
|Desktop CPUs (April 8th)|
|Desktop CPUs (May)||-|
|Notebook CPUs (April 8th)|
|Notebook CPUs (TBA)|
|Ultrabook CPUs (TBA)|
Desktop CPUs will be supported by Z77, H77, Z75 and B75 chipsets upon release, with Q77 and Q75 to follow on May 13th; likewise, Notebook CPUs will be supported on release by HM77, UM77, HM76 and HM75 chipsets with QS77 and QM77 also to follow in May. What still remains to be unveiled are details of Intel's Enthusiast line-up, likely with model numbers and prices matching the mobile equivalents such as the Core i7-3920.