That is old news in itself. They're different chips entirely. The only thing that is the same is the name Xeon. Notice how the "enthusiast class" i7s also met with delays. Those pair up with some of the lower Xeon EP models. E3s basically use the mainstream chips that go into most desktop machines. They came early with nehalem then slipped later Sandy. I'm curious whether more of the high core count stuff will go to GPGPU on the desktop and workstation end. 12 core X86...
6/3/13 at 3:20pm