Monday, August 8th 2011

20 Intel Processors Reach EOL in H2 2011

It is curtains for as many as 20 Intel processor models in H2 2011, according to a slide detailing the product lifecycle of Intel processors in the market. The 20 models will reach EOL (end of life) stage of their market-life. When a product is marked EOL, Intel stops taking orders for it from OEMs and channel vendors, clears outstanding orders, and stops its production. Intel will honor warranties on those products in accordance with its warranty policies.

Up for EOL are the socket LGA1366 Core i7-970, socket LGA1156 Core i7-880, Core i7-875K, Core i7-870S, Core i5-760, Core i5-750S, Core i5-655K, Core i3-530; and most socket LGA775 processor currently in the market. LGA775 models include Core 2 Quad Q9650, Q9550/Q9550S, Q9500, Q8400/Q8400S, Q8300; Core 2 Duo models E8600, E8500, and Pentium E5400. Several other products are marked PDN (product discontinuation notification), a stage that precedes EOL, which formally notifies OEMs and channel-vendors that they should place their last orders (and so they should choose quantities wisely).

Source: DonanimHaber
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39 Comments on 20 Intel Processors Reach EOL in H2 2011

#1
mtosev
goodbye awesome CPUs:(
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#3
cheesy999
no mobile CPU's then, interesting...

Still, if they remove the slower one's it can only mean PC's will get more powerful overall
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WhiteLotus
by: cheesy999
no mobile CPU's then, interesting...

Still, if they remove the slower one's it can only mean PC's will get more powerful overall
Or they are forcing people to buy CPUs that are more powerful beyond what they are required to do.

It's like here, i'm going to take away your fire and now you can buy one of these shiny new ovens for a lot more than you want, when you only need it to cook a sausage.

Ok bad example but you get what I mean.
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entropy13
by: WhiteLotus
Or they are forcing people to buy CPUs that are more powerful beyond what they are required to do.

It's like here, i'm going to take away your fire and now you can buy one of these shiny new ovens for a lot more than you want, when you only need it to cook a sausage.

Ok bad example but you get what I mean.
LOLWUT? You're saying it as if there aren't any low-end, relatively cheaper Sandy Bridge CPUs.
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#6
cheesy999
by: WhiteLotus
Or they are forcing people to buy CPUs that are more powerful beyond what they are required to do.

It's like here, i'm going to take away your fire and now you can buy one of these shiny new ovens for a lot more than you want, when you only need it to cook a sausage.

Ok bad example but you get what I mean.
No, the point is they could have a lower end sandy bridge proccesor which would do what they want at much less power consumption, better battery life etc, look at how many laptops for sale at the moment are using equipment 2-3 years old and you'll realize why removing the older parts from sale is a good idea, and remember, it's still going to be 6 months or so before you see the parts here finally stop being sold in the shops

by: entropy13
LOLWUT? You're saying it as if there aren't any low-end, relatively cheaper Sandy Bridge CPUs.
my point exactly
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#7
vanyots
by: entropy13
LOLWUT? You're saying it as if there aren't any low-end, relatively cheaper Sandy Bridge CPUs.
Not when you have to buy new MB and RAM for that relatively cheap Sandy Bridge.
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#8
WhiteLotus
You think granny smith needs an i7 to go on the internet and play solitaire?
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#9
mtosev
by: WhiteLotus
You think granny smith needs an i7 to go on the internet and play solitaire?
My dad does that on an Atom 330:eek:
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cheesy999
by: vanyots
Not when you have to buy new MB and RAM for that relatively cheap Sandy Bridge.
They're only slightly more expensive then a 775 Mobo and ram, and the people this will affect the most is the OEM's, who will be building new PC's, and if you want to upgrade the proccesor on your 775 PC it's not as if there are any cheap and good upgrade paths anyway at the moment

You do not need a high end proccesor to play solitaire, and for that group of people intel sells celerons and Atoms, so your point is?
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#11
NirXY
by: WhiteLotus
You think granny smith needs an i7 to go on the internet and play solitaire?
you're right, she definitely needs an iPad
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#12
entropy13
by: WhiteLotus
You think granny smith needs an i7 to go on the internet and play solitaire?
Have you said the same when Intel "killed" the Pentium 4 for the Core series? :laugh:
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#13
mtosev
they didn't kill the Pentium, just the Pentium 4 brand. Pentium > Pentium 2 > Pentium 3 > Pentium 4 > Pentium Dual Core:)
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#14
cheesy999
by: mtosev
they didn't kill the Pentium, just the Pentium 4 brand. Pentium > Pentium 2 > Pentium 3 > Pentium 4 > Pentium Dual Core:)
and each time they killed of the past models, you can no longer buy pent 4 brand new, exact same thing happening here, core 2 and first gen core I are being cancelled and new core I is staying on
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#15
WhiteLotus
by: entropy13
Have you said the same when Intel "killed" the Pentium 4 for the Core series? :laugh:
I wasn't into computing then. And yes I would have. My dad's P4 runs just fine.
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#16
qwerty_lesh
*facepalm*

Think of it this way, EOL means we get new shinys like Sandy-E processors.

And if you only want a cheap slow processor you can still get them, just buy yourself a phenom LOL
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#17
entropy13
by: WhiteLotus
My dad's P4 runs just fine.
Didn't you just say that Intel are forcing people to buy new CPUs? :rolleyes:
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WhiteLotus
by: entropy13
Didn't you just say that Intel are forcing people to buy new CPUs? :rolleyes:
He didn't even buy it, he found it in the tip and brought it home.

Look stop twisting my words. Yes it's great that technology is moving forward, and it's great that things are getting better. I will not for one second dispute that, but the only reason any company stops selling something is to make (NOT force) people buy the new products that are better.

And you have to realise that MOST people don't even know what a CPU is, let alone know the difference here. It's all a marketing strategy that makes people buy technology at the same or greater profits for the company selling them.

I'm not bashing Intel here, it's common practice, and it works because people need computers, or whatever. If you don't see that this is a business decision in order to keep profit margins and not a decision to reflect the needs of the consumer then you don't know much about business.

It's common practice, it works, and it does so because businesses exist solely to make money. Nothing wrong with that, just don't be confusing them with looking out for your best interests.

Fact most CPUs today far excel what people need them to do. And take into account that (pulling a number out of my ass here) 90% of people don't care as long it works, it lets them check their emails, read the news, play solitaire. It's the businesses like Intel that are driving this market forward not the consumers demanding more from the business. That's just an observation, again nothing really wrong with that.
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#19
jpierce55
White Lotus has a point. Tons of people think like this "it is new and it is more expensive, so it must be better". You could put a $2000 price on a 10 year old Celeron and some people would not know the difference. FWIW my old Core Duo seems to be holding up good, not many people at all need the newer high end cpu's!
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#20
Hotobu
It baffles me that some folks around here still don't understand that very few things sold in the tech world are done based on "need." People don't "need" a hell of a lot of shit they buy now adays, but they grab it anyway.

Intel is right to kill off all of these old processors for 2 reasons.

#1 They've got WAY too many models on the market right now. They have their differences, but the last thing you want to do in this industry is confuse people.

#2 They've simply been out too long. Someone with minimal knowledge of Intel processors will see C2D as old. Uninformed users don't frequent benchmarking sights. It's enough for them to have been seeing C2D for years, and this will convince them that it's under powered.

Furthermore "core" is a buzzword now. It's a lot like the number of cylinders in a car engine. Core 2 being right in the name sounds wimpy when compared with processors that have 8 cores coming out soon.
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#21
jpierce55
by: Hotobu
It baffles me that some folks around here still don't understand that very few things sold in the tech world are done based on "need." People don't "need" a hell of a lot of shit they buy now adays, but they grab it anyway.

Intel is right to kill off all of these old processors for 2 reasons.

#1 They've got WAY too many models on the market right now. They have their differences, but the last thing you want to do in this industry is confuse people.

#2 They've simply been out too long. Someone with minimal knowledge of Intel processors will see C2D as old. Uninformed users don't frequent benchmarking sights. It's enough for them to have been seeing C2D for years, and this will convince them that it's under powered.

Furthermore "core" is a buzzword now. It's a lot like the number of cylinders in a car engine. Core 2 being right in the name sounds wimpy when compared with processors that have 8 cores coming out soon.
Disagreeing with something is not the same as "not understanding".
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#22
yogurt_21
yeah I really don't get the argument against this? Sandy bridge is faster per clock than nehalem, a cheaper solution than nehalem when factoring in motherboard + memory, cheaper to manufacture, uses less power, and overclocks better.


why wouldn't intel eol nehalem then? and the others needed to be eol a long time ago.

eol is not equal to the cpu's not being available, it simply states that intel will stop selling them.

if buying older hardware is your thing intel isn't stopping you.

but seriously arguing against an eol is like saying computers have reached their peak, stop now.

I for one do not want to see another long term deployment of marginal increases at ridiculous cost per clock increases. (aka pentium 4)

I'd much rather them move forward.
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#23
newtekie1
Semi-Retired Folder
R.I.P. 875K...:cry:

It's about time they killed of the 775 processors. They just need to get a $50 1155 processor out and they can kill of the rest.
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#24
Hotobu
by: jpierce55
Disagreeing with something is not the same as "not understanding".
I don't see how in this case. There should be no argument that continuing them makes no sense. Should Honda continue to make 2009 Civics?
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#25
ensabrenoir
:cry:My 1156.... such good times...(going 2 the wifey) :rockout:bring on 2011
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