The dark satanic rumour mill has manufactured a hell on earth rumour that Intel has changed its mind on delaying Broadwell
Last quarter the fashion bag maker said that it would delay mass production of the next-generation code-named Broadwell microprocessors, until the end of 2014.
Now X-bit Labs has found a new piece of information indicates Intel may start to roll out Broadwell chips as early as in the third quarter of 2014.
Intel claimed that the decision to postpone mass production of Broadwell was because of slow demand for personal computers in general and microprocessors and yields that were below Intel's comfortable level.
Brian Krzanich, chief executive officer of Intel, was fairly definite that while he was comfortable with where it was with yields, from a timing standpoint, it is about a quarter behind its projections. As a result, Intel was now planning to begin production in the first quarter of next year. It was simply a defect density issue.
Shortly after Intel made its official announcement, slides from the company's roadmap made it to the internet and revealed that the chip giant only plans to start rolling-out its mainstream Broadwell microprocessors for desktops and laptops only in late Q4 2014.
Now word on the street is that Intel will begin to introduce various chips based on the Broadwell micro-architecture starting from the third quarter of 2014. This means that the first products featuring the new chips will show up at the forthcoming Computex Taipei 2014 trade-show in early June. As a result, it will be logical to expect them to arrive by back-to-school (BTS) season.
The roll-out of Broadwell is expected to be relatively slow and Intel's main force for this year will continue to central processing units based on the Haswell micro-architecture, including those that belong to Haswell- refresh family.