DigiTimes Alleges Intel Launch Delay Conspiracy Theory
December 19, 2007 12:58 PM
comment(s) - last by
A new Intel roadmap claims the company will miss its January 20, 2008 launch cycle -- Taiwanese media points the finger at conspiracy
DigiTimes ran an article
earlier this week detailing that Intel will miss its January 20 launch date
for all three of its 45nm quad-core desktop processors.
Monica Chen claims, "Intel has already notified its partners that it will push back the launch of the three CPUs to February or March next year, depending on AMD's schedule for triple-core and the upcoming Phenom CPUs."
AMD's newest corporate roadmap released last week claims its tri-core Phenom processors,
, will launch at 2.3 GHz and 2.4 GHz frequencies in "late Q1 2008."
These Intel processors --
dubbed the Core 2 quad Q9550, Q9450 and Q9300
-- are expected to be Intel's first mainstream 45nm desktop offerings. The company launched its ultra-enthusiast QX9650 3.0 GHz quad-core processor on the November 11, 2007. Between September 2007 and December 2007, Intel changed the launch date of these processors from "early" January to January 20, 2008.
Chen also adds, "Launching the CPUs now will not benefit Intel much in its battle with AMD, while they could cause damage to Intel's 65nm quad-core CPUs, therefore the company has decided it is in no rush to release new products until AMD is able to present more of a threat."
Intel insiders, speaking off the record, would not comment on the specific January 20th launch parts. One employee added, "It’s a gigantic stretch and almost humorous to think [Intel] would delay products based on a rumored ongoing delays of a competitive product line announced just six days ago."
January 20th, 2008, would also mark the launch of Intel's dual-core 45nm offerings. These processors, the E8190, E8200, E8400 and E8500 sell in bulk quantities at $163 to $266; with core frequencies ranging from 2.66 GHz to 3.16 GHz.
Intel's 45nm mobile processors are confirmed for
a January 6, 2008, launch
. Several notebook manufacturers tell
they already received processors shipments for volume.
These five mobile offerings will range from 2.1 GHz to 2.8 GHz, though Intel guidance suggests these are only dual-core offerings. Quad-core mobile processors are scheduled on the company roadmap, though not until the
Centrino refresh in late 2008.
January 6, 2008, also marks the launch of the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas. Dell, HP and Gateway already notified media about embargoed Centrino products set to debut on that same day.
This article is over a month old, voting and posting comments is disabled
RE: A breather for AMD?
12/19/2007 3:36:33 PM
Intel's "tock" cycle has always cannibalized its previous offerings. That's pretty much the point.
Intel launched a whole new architecture a few months after its first 65nm offerings.
"So the longer they can stretch out the 65nm lifespan, the more financially effecient it is for them."
That's so not how it works. The day Intel rolls out its first 45nm chip is the day the 65nm chips start to lose value. They can still make money for the company, but they can cram more chips on a 300mm wafer at 45nm than 65nm, and that's what they're going to do.
"We’re Apple. We don’t wear suits. We don’t even own suits." -- Apple CEO Steve Jobs
Intel's "Penryn" Mobile Processor Schedule Revealed
December 4, 2007, 9:37 AM
AMD Tri-core Processor Details for 2008 and 2009
December 4, 2007, 2:56 AM
Intel Preps 45nm Quad-core Desktop Launch
September 28, 2007, 4:44 AM
4/21/2014 Hardware Reviews
April 21, 2014, 12:46 PM
4/16/2014 Hardware Reviews
April 16, 2014, 9:01 AM
Quick Note: Kingston's 1 TB USB Stick Hits $899 on Lightning Deal
April 15, 2014, 3:35 PM
4/15/2014 Hardware Reviews
April 15, 2014, 11:30 AM
4/11/2014 Hardware Reviews
April 11, 2014, 11:03 AM
Global PC Shipments Declined 1.7 Percent in Q1 2014
April 10, 2014, 9:58 AM
Most Popular Articles
A Bug's Life: Female Cave Bugs Have Penises, Penetrate Males for Three Days
April 17, 2014, 7:20 PM
HTC Hires Former Samsung Marketing Chief Who Developed "Galaxy" Brand
April 18, 2014, 6:00 PM
NASA Finds "Habitable Zone" Planet Sized Similar to Earth
April 18, 2014, 3:13 PM
Mounties Arrest 19-Year-Old Who Delayed Canada's Tax Filing w/ Heartbleed
April 17, 2014, 3:24 PM
Thanks to Government Crackdown, Chinese "Porn Cop" Has Watched 600K Adult Videos
April 21, 2014, 12:00 PM
Latest Blog Posts
Space Terrorism is a Looming Threat For the United States
Apr 23, 2014, 7:47 PM
Facebook Aims to Provide Internet to "Every Person in the World" with Drones, Satellites
Apr 1, 2014, 10:20 AM
Retail Mobile Sites Experience Outages in Light of Simplexity's Bankruptcy
Mar 14, 2014, 8:48 AM
Tesla vs. BMW: Who Has the Safer EV?
Feb 1, 2014, 2:56 PM
Justice Leaks Details of Next HTC One Two Flagship Phone
Dec 5, 2013, 4:04 PM
More Blog Posts
Copyright 2014 DailyTech LLC. -
Terms, Conditions & Privacy Information