Intel discontinues 45nm Pentium CPUs
One of the latest Product Change Notifications (PCN), published by Intel last week, discloses manufacturer's plans to discontinue three socket 775 Pentium microprocessors. Pentium E5800, E6700 and E6800 will be end-of-lifed in the 4th quarter of this year. The last order date for these CPUs is November 23, 2011, and the last shipment date is December 30, 2011. It's interesting that two E6xx-series chips were on the market for a bit over a year, and the Pentium E5800 was introduced less than a year ago.
As of today, Intel already discontinued, or revealed plans to retire Core i5-655K, i5-750S, i5-760, i7-875K and i7-970 SKUs, and all or almost all socket 775 microprocessors. In addition to these models, Core i5-750S, i5-760, i7-870S, and i7-880 will be end-of-lifed in the 4th quarter of this year. Another five CPUs, Core i3-530, i5-661, i7-930, i7-950 and i7-960, will have EOL date somewhere in the first quarter 2012.
Nov 29: Intel Pentium E5800 is launched
Aug 29: Intel unveils Core i3-560, Pentium E6800 and Celeron E3500
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