Intel’s Mac-bound Ivy Bridge CPUs rumored to launch April 8th

“Intel is rumored to release a total of 25 new 22-nanometer Ivy Bridge processors on April 8, 2012, signaling a potential launch window for Apple’s next generation of Macs,” Slash Lane reports for AppleInsider.

“Intel will release 17 desktop CPUs and 8 notebook Ivy Bridge processors in early April, DigiTimes reported on Wednesday. The initial chips are said to include models 3820QM and 3720QM, priced at $568 and $378, respectively, which could be candidates for Apple’s MacBook Pro lineup,” Lane reports. “The notebook Ivy Bridge processors will feature the new Intel HD Graphics 4000 architecture. Intel’s M-Series lineup is expected to have nominal thermal design power of between 35 watts and 55 watts.”

Lane reports, “Set for a ‘later’ launch, according to the report, are the Core i7-3667U and Core i5-3427U processors, intended for Intel’s Ultrabook lineup. Those processors would also be possible candidates for Apple’s own thin-and-light notebook, the MacBook Air.”

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      1. I’m fine with Thunderbolt… as long as I can still access existing esata raid towers, and my Blackmagic Decklink card.
        Love to have Thunderbolt for HDTV editing. It’s just not coming very fast. :/

    1. I’m with you on that. I’m just about ready to replace my Quad Core Xeon Mac Pro. The current models are not a big enough jump to be worthwhile.

      2.66 GHz Quad-Core Intel Xeon
      6 GB 1066 MHz DDR3 ECC
      NVIDIA GeForce GT 120 512 MB
      Mac OS X Lion 10.7.2 (11C74)
      2x 2 TB & 2x 1.5 TB Internal Hard Drives

      Great Computer.

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