Dual in May
Intel’s Core I 3000, the world’s first 22nm processor, will start shipping in April for both desktop and notebook segments. First to launch is will be a quad-core that will find its way into many desktop and notebook and the dual-core launch will follow roughly a month later.
We don’t know why there is a delay between the two, but it looks like Intel wants to keep the quad and dual launch apart. Since for the most part Intel is competing with itself in the mainstream and high-end market, they are not in any particular rush.
Intel did come a whole quarter with Ivy Bridge, but it doesn’t look that it will hurt them in any way. Ivy Bridge looks to be a strong product for Intel.