Friday, December 18th 2020

Intel "Avengers Edition" 10th Gen Core Desktop Processors Reach End of Life (EOL)

Intel today commenced the process of discontinuation of the "Avengers Edition" SKUs of its 10th Generation Core "Comet Lake-S" desktop processors, through a product change notification (PCN). The said PCN #117894-00 mentions December 16, 2020 as a common date for all four key discontinuation milestones in the product's lifecycle, namely Product Discontinuation Support commencement, Last Product Discontinuance Order (the last opportunity for distributors to place orders from Intel for), the date for these orders to become non-cancelable and non-returnable; and the date for the last order to ship. Normally, the latter two milestones are spaced 6 months and 12 months apart from the date of the product discontinuation PCN. To put this in simpler terms—and unless the PCN doesn't have a typo with its dates—Intel is expeditiously discontinuing its 10th Gen Core "Comet Lake-S" desktop processors, marking them EOL (end of life).
Sources: Intel, momomo_us
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42 Comments on Intel "Avengers Edition" 10th Gen Core Desktop Processors Reach End of Life (EOL)

#1
W1zzard
Did anyone here actually buy one of those? Or know someone who bought it?
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#2
R0H1T
Ah, so this is what you can call (Avengers) Endgame 2 :pimp:
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#3
dj-electric
They reached end of life because Thanos snapped his infinity gauntlet.

Not sorry.
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#4
ExcuseMeWtf
You will be missed...

Said no one ever
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#6
15th Warlock
W1zzard
Did anyone here actually buy one of those? Or know someone who bought it?
I got a 10850KA, was a great deal from newegg for black Friday.
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Bruno Vieira
15th Warlock
I got a 10850KA, was a great deal from newegg for black Friday.
Sad to not be able to buy an ryzen 5000 cpu instead.
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15th Warlock
Bruno Vieira
Sad to not be able to buy an ryzen 5000 cpu instead.
I hear you, I gave up on the 5900x, got tired of fighting bots.

Not regretting getting this CPU at all, only 100MHz slower than a 10900K with the same number of cores, for a much lower price, gaming at 4K it performs right on par with top of the line CPUs from AMD and Intel.
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#11
biffzinker
15th Warlock
it performs right on par with top of the line CPUs from AMD and Intel.
Until Rocket Lake drops next year. I have a feeling Comet Lake is going to have a short lifespan.

Edit: Would of been nice if Intel had put in the bare minimum iGPU for Rocket Lake leaving room on die for ten cores.
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#12
jlewis02
I have one was a nice upgrade from the 7700k that my brother let me use. Only one in stock at the time would have went ryzen but no stock. Not mad at all it’s a tech purchase and you get a very limited time with it before something new and improved comes out.
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#13
biffzinker
jlewis02
I have one was a nice upgrade from the 7700k that my brother let me use. Only one in stock at the time would have went ryzen but no stock. Not mad at all it’s a tech purchase and you get a very limited time with it before something new and improved comes out.
Linked to your post from the show off your tech purchase, in this thread above.

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#14
ixi
Intel what?!? Is this....

Why would I buy this, to get game for free? :laugh:
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#15
Vayra86
I thought these guys were superheroes.

That didn't last
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#16
evernessince
W1zzard
Did anyone here actually buy one of those? Or know someone who bought it?
I'd imagine quite a few did given AMD has been completely out of stock for awhile.
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#17
Upgrayedd
biffzinker
Until Rocket Lake drops next year. I have a feeling Comet Lake is going to have a short lifespan.

Edit: Would of been nice if Intel had put in the bare minimum iGPU for Rocket Lake leaving room on die for ten cores.
would be nice if they just left the iGPU out of $300+ processors.
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#18
ZoneDymo
preeeeeeeeeetty sure they were DOA
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#19
15th Warlock
ZoneDymo
preeeeeeeeeetty sure they were DOA
And what makes you say that?

Actually they hold their own pretty well in gaming, among the top 5 processors in gaming as a matter of fact for the 10850KA, and readily available too (unlike the competition), sure, this specific variant, the Avengers edition is EOL (it was a limited edition to begin with anyway...) but that doesn't make them any less valuable as gaming CPUs, especially when price to performance ratio is taken into consideration.

Z490 is upgrade ready for Rocket lake, and PCIE4.0 ready, so there's a clear upgrade path for the platform, so idk why these processors are looked down upon.
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#20
weekendgeek
15th Warlock
And what makes you say that?
They're in a bad mood because they found out they can't use an XBox controller with Cinebench, WinZip, and Blender.
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#21
Tomgang
Intel who? :confused:. I can't remember what Intel is. I only remember someone say and I think it's amd saying: stop he's already dead about something called Intel.

More seriously, I have been thinking Intel is EOL them self. I mean amd is 7 nm second gen all ready and Intel takes yet another round of 14 nm with rocket lake. By then Intel is on 10 nm, amd will be on 5 nm with zen 4. Intel is not what they used to be, the leading provider of cpu's any more.
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#22
Mouth of Sauron
NOOOOOOOOO!

Does it mean there won't be any "avenging" on the market anymore? This is not a world I want to live in!
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#23
freeagent
AMD is pretty good.. but I wouldn't count Intel out yet. Sure they are in a bad stretch.. but so was AMD. I think some are too quick to judge.. The last time AMD stole Intel's thunder for an extended period like this.. the people at Intel became properly motivated, and it took AMD a decade to recover. Right now AMD is properly motivated, but for how long? None of us are employed by Intel or AMD, so we are in no position to predict the future.

Will Ryzen be the next Toledo?

Stay tuned to find out :laugh:
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#24
AusWolf
These should have never existed in the first place. It's a waste of time and money to develop a box design and marketing plan when the actual product is still stuck on last decade's 14 nm process. I can't help but wonder if this was a move out of pure arrogance (thinking that a stupid box would increase sales), or one that of desperation (admitting that they can't develop anything better, so they might as well spend their remaining R&D resources on a box).
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#25
bmacsys
freeagent
AMD is pretty good.. but I wouldn't count Intel out yet. Sure they are in a bad stretch.. but so was AMD. I think some are too quick to judge.. The last time AMD stole Intel's thunder for an extended period like this.. the people at Intel became properly motivated, and it took AMD a decade to recover. Right now AMD is properly motivated, but for how long? None of us are employed by Intel or AMD, so we are in no position to predict the future.

Will Ryzen be the next Toledo?

Stay tuned to find out :laugh:
Comparing the problems Intel faces today. (TSMC) and their loss of having a leading edge fabrication process is totally different than the problems AMD faced. AMD is in a much better place than Intel today. Intel's fabs are becoming an albatross around their neck and it is only going to get worse. You don't have to be able "to predict the future" to see Intel is in a heap of trouble.
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