Wednesday, January 4th 2012

Intel Discontinues Over 25 Desktop CPU Models

With Intel's third-generation Core processor family (codenamed: Ivy Bridge) on the horizon, the company is issuing product discontinuation notices to channel partners, and stopping production of as many as 25 desktop CPU models, spanning across various product lines. Intel notified partners to suspend supply of Core i5-661/660, Core i3-530, Pentium E5700 and Celeron E3500, it will cease production for these chips in the second quarter of 2012.

Moving on, production of several LGA1366, LGA1155 and LGA1156 Core i3/i5/i7 processors, including Core i7-960/950/930/870; Core i5-2300/680/670, and Pentium G960, will cease in Q2 2012. But before that, production of Core i7-875K, Core i7-860S, Core i5-760/750S/655K, and Celeron 450/430 will stop in Q1 2012. Apart from these, production of Core i7-880S/870S, Core Duo E7500/E7600, Pentium E6600/E550 and Celeron E3300 will stop in Q2 2012, sources revealed to industry observer DigiTimes.

Source: DigiTimes
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18 Comments on Intel Discontinues Over 25 Desktop CPU Models

#1
AthlonX2
HyperVtX™
So really they are just EOL'n everything except 1155 and 2011
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#2
qwerty_lesh
I believe that is Nehalem done with almost entirely (cept maybe nehalem golftown)
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#3
FreedomEclipse
~Technological Technocrat~
goodbye socket 775. you were very good to me!
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#4
TheMailMan78
Big Member
Not anti-Intel here as I REALLY want one. But I gotta tell ya......so many damn sockets and CPU versions its F#@King confusing sometimes.
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#5
AthlonX2
HyperVtX™
True but AMD is getting there as well with AM3+ and FM1 being released at the same time
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#6
Red_Machine
by: btarunr
Core Duo E7500/E7600
They're STILL making the old Pentium M-based Core Duos?
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#7
FreedomEclipse
~Technological Technocrat~
by: Red_Machine
They're STILL making the old Pentium M-based Core Duos?
for extremely low end systems suitable for websurfing, facebooking and youtubing with some HD video capabilities if you should choose to upgrade from the built in graphics...a unit like one of those here would cost you as little as $300

I think some big OEMs are still using them chips for builds but most of them are built and sold by other computer shops.
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#8
Red_Machine
For £200 I can get a Nehalem Core i3 from Dell, so I think I'm gonna give those a miss.
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#9
Super XP
by: AthlonX2
True but AMD is getting there as well with AM3+ and FM1 being released at the same time
I have to agree with you, not as bad as Intel's massive socket selection, but still it would have been so much better if AMD made Socket AM3+ and FM1 the same, then sometime in the future, switch to say Socket FM2.

Don't know the reason why AMD would take this route, but it would have been interesting if I can plug in a new Trinity Core based on the Piledriver Core in my Crosshair V mobo, :)
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#10
thebluebumblebee
Does Intel hate 1156 or what? Think about how long 775 has been around vs. the 1156. So much for my plans of eventually replacing my 650 with an 8xx. Intel could also have brought out 32nm CPU's in the 7xx and 8xx series for the 1156. Tic-toc never happened for 1156. Every time that I start to warm to Intel, I'm reminded why..... BTW, I live close enough to Intel that I can see the "steam" from their water coolers and the cranes over the $5B Fab5.
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#11
newtekie1
Semi-Retired Folder
by: Super XP
I have to agree with you, not as bad as Intel's massive socket selection, but still it would have been so much better if AMD made Socket AM3+ and FM1 the same, then sometime in the future, switch to say Socket FM2.

Don't know the reason why AMD would take this route, but it would have been interesting if I can plug in a new Trinity Core based on the Piledriver Core in my Crosshair V mobo, :)
Intel's socket selection is no bigger than AMDs, they have 2. However both companies continue to produce older processors for the older sockets after the socket is replaced.

by: thebluebumblebee
Does Intel hate 1156 or what? Think about how long 775 has been around vs. the 1156. So much for my plans of eventually replacing my 650 with an 8xx. Intel could also have brought out 32nm CPU's in the 7xx and 8xx series for the 1156. Tic-toc never happened for 1156. Every time that I start to warm to Intel, I'm reminded why..... BTW, I live close enough to Intel that I can see the "steam" from their water coolers and the cranes over the $5B Fab5.
Yeah, but all the good processors for 775 were EOL'd a long time go. 775 was kept alive simply for the Celerons and low end Pentium Dual-Cores so OEMs could use those to make super cheap systems, while we were waiting for the super low end 1156 processors to come out(which never really did besides the G1101). Now that 1155 is out and actually has some processors that are sub-$50 775 can finally die.
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#12
blanarahul
I have heard that there are resistors under the IHS near the die. Does anyone know what they are for?
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#14
faramir
by: thebluebumblebee
Tic-toc never happened for 1156.
Of course it did, no need to post nonsense like that. First there was the 45 nm variant (tock), Nehalem, and then came the 32 nm shrink (tick), Westmere.
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#15
thebluebumblebee
by: faramir
Of course it did, no need to post nonsense like that. First there was the 45 nm variant (tock), Nehalem, and then came the 32 nm shrink (tick), Westmere.
Socket 1156, NOT 1366.

Edit: Okay, there were Westmere processors for the 1156, but only in the form of the dual core Clarkdale processors. "Tick" did not happen for the quad cores.
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#16
radrok
Socket 1156 was just cheap 1366, they couldn't have done a Westmere shrink like the 1366, it would have made no sense at all.
It would be like doing a 6 core for 1155, this will never happen, atleast for now.
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#17
fochkoph
It still feels like it was just yesterday when we were graced with the 1366 platform.
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#18
radrok
And time will pass before 1366 will be obsolete, it still can keep up with Sandy Bridge, naturally it doesn't overclock like it (this is for the 45nm samples).
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