Intel Ivy Bridge chip

If you’ve been wondering where the Intel Ivy Bridge processors are, it looks like there may finally be some hope on the horizon for a release date.

The next generation Intel chips known as Ivy Bridge have become a thorn in the side of many computer buyers as they know they are coming, so they are holding off on new computer purchases until they arrive.  Late last month we heard a rumor that the chips were delayed until maybe June, but things are looking far better today as it appears the first ones will roll out at the end of April.

According to sources speaking with CPU World, look for formal announcements of the first batch of Ivy Bridge processors to hit during the week of April 22 to April 28 with full availability coming on the 29th.  The first ones available are shown in the following table.

Intel Ivy Bridge - April 29 Release

While there are a lot of great looking chips there, there isn’t a whole lot on the mobile side of things.  As MacRumors points out, many Apple buyers are holding out for the new MacBook Pro, and while these mobile chips could work in those, they wouldn’t be right if the company is truly looking to thin down the line this year.  The chips that would work with thinner laptops like those that have been rumored will be coming along on June 3.

Intel Ivy Bridge - June 3 Release

Following up in the third quarter of the year will be some lower-end i3 chips.

Intel Ivy Bridge - Third Quarter ReleaseIt looks like if all this comes to be it’s going to be a busy time for computer manufacturers here pretty quickly.

[via CPU World]