With a new fourth generation of Core series CPUs from Intel, aka Haswell, we have to start saying adios to older CPUs in Intel’s portfolio. Most of the Sandy Bridge portfolio was already given EOL (end-of-life) status in Q1 earlier this year with a single Ivy Bridge CPU given EOL status on Q2. Q3 brings a flurry of EOL activity from Intel mainly in the lower segment of the market. For those who don’t know EOL essentially means no more shipments will be shipped by Intel so once stock has dried up in the market then that product is no longer available. The PDN (Product Discontinuance Notice) is a warning sent to manufacturers and OEMs informing them they have a limited period of time to order shipments of a particular CPU before it becomes EOL.
In terms of Pentium and Celeron processors the following are becoming EOL – G860, G645, G645T, G550T, G555, G645, G630, G620, G622, G870, G860T, G640, G630T, G640T, G550, G540T, G460, G530, and G530T. Additionally we are now seeing the end of the Sandy Bridge Core i3 processors as Intel introduces Haswell Core i3s and Ivy Bridge ones drop back to replace the Sandy Bridge Core i3s. The discontinued Core i3 processors are the Core i3-2100, i3-2125, i3-2130, i3-2120T, and i3-2102. Finally the last Sandy Bridge Core i5 gets the chop as the Core i5 2390T is axed by Intel.
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