Originally Posted by caveman-jim
If we're using the definition of the word 'few' to mean '18 to 24' then sure.
Intel will most likely release a mid range IvB well before that. Shortly after the new year I wouldn't be surprised if we saw mid range "i7 3600K" showing up on socket 1155 boards with a new chipset. In fact, I'm sure you'll see something like that.
But again, are you PLANNING on using that Dx11 iGPU? I mean really? Tell me how, please! I would like to know how a lower end Dx11 part will have any hope of actually USING that API for more then an occasional low end tech demo. I'm thinking you may be around that same 18 to 24 months before iGPUs with Dx11 are actually powerful enough to play Dx11 games.