Originally Posted by theeldest
"This Gen" is ivybridge ...
Considering that most chips go through OEMs--which have all moved on to ivybridge cpus--it makes sense to stop production of the PREVIOUS generation.
Really, how long do you expect them to make a chip? It'd be one thing if IB & SB used different sockets, but they don't.
Also, they're discontinuing these in MARCH. Even if that meant immediate removal of products from all distributors (and it doesn't) you'd have 6 months to save up for a SB system.
"Oh, woe is me! Intel only gave me 6 months warning that they'll stop selling a 2 year old product! What ever shall I do?"
but this dosnot mean you have to follow the maketing move of intel ,if for you a good cpu old 2 years is to throw away wel good for you that you have the money for every single new stuff comes out