Recent reports from Fudzila indicates that Brodawell might not come for desktop since Intel finds Desktop upgrading cycle is slower as compared to mobile platforms. Instead they will release something codenamed Haswell refresh.
Our sources are telling us that Intel will do desktop chip every two years, which is a huge slow down from the current roadmap, making it much easier for AMD to grab some breathing space in the desktop segment.
The next new architectural change in desktop will come in form of skylake in 2015.
Intel’s own survey indicates the average PC is now more than four years old, the PC market is mature and upgrade cycles are getting longer, which explains the shift to a two-year cycle in the desktop segment.