Broadwell delayed to 2015

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  1. dusk007 macrumors 68040

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    It was already hinted recently that Broadwell is coming much later than expected, but now there are slides out that puts the bulk of it definitely into Q1 2015.

    Intel is has Broadwell not even on the roadmap for 2014 anymore. Atom 14nm is still on there.
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    Some Broadwell may show at the end of the year.
    The exception are only a couple of 15W CPUs but as far as I can tell not the ones in with HD 5000 in the Air.
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    For any MacBook Pro refresh it is safe to say people can forget about Broadwell until some possible Q2 2015 refresh or very late in Q1.
    Maxwell GPUs and 20nm GPUs in general for the 15" are the only significant upgrade that may show up sooner.


    Just as an update as many still seem to hope for some late summer refresh with Broadwell, which is nowhere even close.
     
  2. Gman021 macrumors regular

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    What about this article?



    http://www.pcmag.com/article2/0,2817,2453384,00.asp
     
  3. maflynn Moderator

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    It was already delayed until Q4, so its not a stretch to see it delayed further
     
  4. MCAsan macrumors 601

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    So we likely won't see those in a product until WWDC 2015.
     
  5. maflynn Moderator

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    Potentially, though its still too early to tell how this will actually flesh out
     
  6. chrizzz09 macrumors regular

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    It's going to be delayed till 2015 for sure.
    They even said that they have to much stock of haswell cpu's left.
    The desktop CPUs won't be delayed, they said, only mobile ones.
     
  7. dusk007 thread starter macrumors 68040

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    I don't quite see how that article says anything even mildly specific. In the end they also discuss the reason behind the delay being that Haswell just has no competition to fear even if they would use it for 2 years without an update. They do however seem to prioritize Atom which is where Intel faces an uphill climb against ARM. They can barely hold their ground against 28nm ARM bigLittle SoCs and are going up against 20nm soon. They need 14nm there but there is nothing whatsoever even remotely threatening Core i. They are better of selling their Haswell Stock before they have to discount the old chips when new ones are out.

    They will release a couple of those mainstream 15W chips just so they can say they did release Broadwell still in 2014.
     
  8. Gman021 macrumors regular

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    The only part of importance, from what I read, was the intel spokeswoman denying the rumors. Just a couple of days ago.
     
  9. dusk007 thread starter macrumors 68040

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    She is not denying specific rumors just that they are delayed again. They also say "later this year". That is just the usual marketing talk and basically means there aren't any unintentional delays due to problems. They do it as they planned it. It is really info for the stock holders, so they don't think they are problems with the process and Intel is acting less than optimal.
     
  10. thundersteele macrumors 68030

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    So we could see either a March/April refresh of the MBPs with the updated Haswell chips, or a June/summer refresh with the new chips and Maxwell GPU...

    Those who are scared of buying hardware with updates on the horizon will be miserable until early 2015 :D

    On the pro side, Anand has another 10 months or so to finish his review.
     
  11. whitedragon101 macrumors 6502a

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    chuckle :)
     

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