The next batch of high end Core i7 processors that will replace the current 1366 socket CPUs have been delayed till early 2012. The news came through VR-Zone who’ve confirmed through their sources that Intel will indeed push back the launch of its enthusiast level chips.
More time to save up for these beasts
The Sandy Bridge-E CPUs will be accompanied by a new socket, LGA-2011, and will feature two six-core and one quad-core CPUs. One possible reason for the delay is that Intel might be focusing on their Server CPU lineup, which are based on the same core. This is possible as the demand for these new server chips would definitely be higher than the consumer grade CPUs. Other than enthusiasts, the majority of the people don’t really need such high end processors; in fact, Intel’s current Sandy Bridge line up is more than sufficient. And then there’s the cost. The new CPUs aren’t going to be exactly cheap, plus you’ll have to shell out for a new motherboard, as well.