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    Default Intel Sandy Bridge to be phased out in September

    Sources at notebook players revealed to DigiTimes that Intel's Sandy Bridge processors will remain in the market until September, before being gradually phased out. The site points out that Sandy Bridge chips are still popular because they're still about $67-$100 cheaper than Ivy Bridge CPUs.

    With Intel releasing its new dual-core Ivy Bridge processors, the company's Sandy Bridge processors are expected to gradually be phased out of the market starting in September, according to sources from notebook players. The sources pointed out that the phase-out of Sandy Bridge processors will trigger a new wave of PC replacement in September to meet the back-to-school demand for this year with shipments from the supply chain expected to start heating up in June.

    In response, Intel said it is already shipping third generation Core processors to OEM customers and expects to see systems in the market beginning from June 24. The company expects to ship over 50% more volume of third generation Intel Core units to the market in the first two quarters of production in 2012 as compared to the first two quarters of production of Sandy Bridge in 2011.

    http://www.guru3d.com/news/intel-san...-in-september/

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    Still has so much life in it (thanks to AMD). Shame to see it go, 2500k has been the best value processor in a long time.

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    Good riddance, New majority over old minority.

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    The 2500k/2600k will not die that soon, again thanks to Ivy's TIM problem, and it's a good deal cheaper than their Ivy counterparts and people are still buying them. I don't see a reason to phase them so quickly.

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    Are the Ivy Bridge processors in dhaka yet? Didn't see any in ryan's or bdstall website.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dipanzan View Post
    The 2500k/2600k will not die that soon, again thanks to Ivy's TIM problem, and it's a good deal cheaper than their Ivy counterparts and people are still buying them. I don't see a reason to phase them so quickly.
    Intel knows that too and thanks to lack of competition from AMD, they can force people to buy IVB this way. There's no doubt that informed buyers will buy 2500k/2600k instead of going for IVB (unless all they need is IGP).

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    Quote Originally Posted by wolf View Post
    Are the Ivy Bridge processors in dhaka yet? Didn't see any in ryan's or bdstall website.
    Binary only confirmed two models: i5 3450 @21k and i7 3770(non K) @29k.

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