DigiTimes Alleges Intel Launch Delay Conspiracy Theory
December 19, 2007 12:58 PM
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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.
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Intel is being kind of thuggish these days.
12/19/2007 9:24:01 PM
They're really giving AMD a beating when they're down. Intel is MUCH bigger kid. 32 times bigger than AMD actually. IBM and the other fab partners are watching this schoolyard fight and they don't like it. Not too fair of a fight. It's getting ugly.
One of these days little AMD is going to get bigger and get together a few of their buddies and merge or something and get after Intel bigtime. Then it'll be more of a heavyweight title fight instead of heavyweight vs. flyweight like it is now.
Us customers what to see AMD get a lot bigger. AMD makes good products. They just bit off a little more than they could chew in the last few years with buying ATI. They probably should have been working harder on their 45nm process technology and testing the hell out of their new Barcelonas and Phenoms and tweaking them up to 3-4 Ghz speeds. They'll get there. Let's just hope they can get there pretty quick before Chipzilla hurts them bad.
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