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[VR-Zone] Intel is only delaying dual core mobile Ivy Bridge CPUs

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Remember that article from the other day that made some people panic as Intel might've delayed Ivy Bridge to June? Well, there's no need to be worried if you're planning on getting a new desktop system, as none of the desktop parts that were originally meant to launch have been delayed and on the mobile side, only the dual core models have been pushed back.

As you may or may not have read, Intel is planning to launch several quad core Ivy Bridge mobile processors, in fact, we're expecting more quad cores mobile processors this time around than ever before. We're not entirely sure as to which models will launch first, but we know for certain that it'll be the socketed CPU's that will appear in April, although judging by Samsung's leak last week, it looks like some of OEM BGA chips will also be part of the initial launch.

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Why are they still making dual cores anyway?
    
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Because they're hyper-threaded dual-cores?
 
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Why are they still making dual cores anyway?

What use do average joe have for more? I am not even sure I benefit from having a quadcore in my W520 compared to a duel core even though I game some
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This is probably due to nVidia's problems with 28nm and Kepler. So now we finally know how much trouble they are having.
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Why are they still making dual cores anyway?

Power consumption/cost.
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Power consumption.

Good point tongue.gif

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What use do average joe have for more? I am not even sure I benefit from having a quadcore in my W520 compared to a duel core even though I game some

The average Joe might not need quad or more but if there is no more duel cores then the price of quad cores should drop. So for the average Joe it could be beneficial. More speed for less cash.
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Why are they still making dual cores anyway?

Because they're still better than AMD's quads thumb.gif
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This is probably due to nVidia's problems with 28nm and Kepler. So now we finally know how much trouble they are having.

confused.gif This is about 22nm Ivy Bridge from Intel....
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Why are they still making dual cores anyway?

for CULV setups, like the M11x for instance.
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