Thursday, September 18th 2008

Intel Updates Plans with Desktop CPU Lineup

Intel has updated its plans with the desktop CPU lineup across segments with some of the current products getting discontinued from manufacturing. The company will send product discontinuance notices (PDNs), documents sent to relevant firms in the industry, notifying them of a time-frame in which the company plans to stop production of a product. Some products are also slated to reach end of life (EOL). Along with this, there are also plans to bring in new products based on the current architecture.

Sources at motherboard vendors tell that by Q1 2009, the Core 2 Extreme QX9770 and QX9650 discontinue, with PDNs being issued. They will be totally phased-out by Q2. The company will also send out PDNs for four quad-core CPUs including the Core 2 Quad Q9450, ten dual-core CPUs including the Core 2 Duo E8300, three Pentium CPUs including the Pentium E2220 and the Celeron E1200 starting in November, and all products will phase out between the first and second quarters next year. Other highlights include:

  • On October 19, Core 2 Quad Q8200, Q6600, Core 2 Duo E7300, and Pentium E2220 and E2200 will face price-cuts.
  • On the same day, Intel Core 2 Duo E7400 launches, priced at US$133 (in 1000 unit tray quantities).
  • On November 30, Intel will launch Core 2 Quad Q8300 (2.50 GHz, 2+2 MB L2 cache, priced at $224), Pentium E5300 (2.60 GHz, 2 MB L2 cache, priced at $86) and Celeron E1500 (2.20 GHz, 512 KB L2, priced at $53)
  • January 18, 2009 will see the launch of Core 2 Duo E7500 (2.93 GHz, priced at $133 to replace E7400).
  • On the same day, Q8200 gets price cuts from $193 to $183,Pentium E5200 from $84 to $76, Pentium E2220 from $84 to $64 and Celeron E1400 from $54 to $43.
Another important bit is that Core i7 series processors and X58 based motherboards would launch officially in November. The CPU lineup is expected to expand in 2009.Source: DigiTimes
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10 Comments on Intel Updates Plans with Desktop CPU Lineup

#1
CDdude55
Crazy 4 TPU!!!
OMFG, a price cut for the Q6600!. I will definitly get one now.

I was hoping the 65nm Core 2 Extremes would drop in proce tho:(

Have no plans to go to Nehalem.(maybe in College i will build a Nehalem system)
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Kreij
Senior Monkey Moderator
@CDdude : Where are you at, your profile location is a little vague.
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#3
CDdude55
Crazy 4 TPU!!!
by: Kreij
@CDdude : Where are you at, your profile location is a little vague.
I live in Alexandria, VA in U.S. but i am not from Virginia.
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Kreij
Senior Monkey Moderator
@ CDdude : If your willing to PM your address I have a QX6700 I'm not using for anything.
In retail box with fan. I think it's the original stepping, though.
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#5
CDdude55
Crazy 4 TPU!!!
by: Kreij
@ CDdude : If your willing to PM your address I have a QX6700 I'm not using for anything.
In retail box with fan. I think it's the original stepping, though.
Sure:)
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#6
WarEagleAU
Bird of Prey
Kind of quick on the EOL on some of these chips arent they? I think one or two havent even been out that long.
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#7
Kreij
Senior Monkey Moderator
Yeah, but there is no point in continuing to make them if they have better tech in the same price bracket.
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#8
Haytch
That Q6600 is a true beast. There is no cpu currently available that can match it price vs performance. The difference between the Q6600 and any ' better ' cpu is so dismal compared to the price difference.

Proud owner of 3 Q6600's in my lifetime, and all 3 are still going hard @ 3.6Ghz - 3.8Ghz on air.
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#9
Mussels
Moderprator
i've got two, 3.5-3.6GHz and they own at everything except 3dmark06
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#10
tzitzibp
it never ends..... STOP IT .... I have a kid to feed and a shrink to pay!!!:roll:


but I 'm still getting atleast one q6600!:rockout:
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