Intel Scrapping Two Dozen CPUs to Make Room for Ivy Bridge

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It's out with the old and in with the new over at Intel. According to reports, the Santa Clara chip maker is letting its hardware partners know of a revised schedule to halt production and/or stop the supply of more than 25 existing desktop processor models so that it can focus on and make room for its upcoming 22nm Ivy Bridge launch.

Speaking with industry sources in Taiwan, DigiTimes says Intel is suspending the supply of Core i5 660 and 661, Core i3 530, Pentium E5700, and Celeron E3500 processors and will cut off production in the second quarter of 2012.


In addition, Intel is putting the brakes on production lines churning out Core i7 860S and 876K, Core i5 655K, 750S, and 760, and Celeron 430 and 450 processors sometime this quarter, followed by Core i7 870S and 880S, Core Duo E7500 and E7600, Pentium E550 and E6600, and Celeron E3300 in Q2 2012.

The latest word on Ivy Bridge is that Intel will launch more than a dozen desktop and mobile variants on April 8. Desktop Ivy Bridge processors will initially be priced between $184 and $332, while half a dozen mobile chips will cost up to $1,100 (Core i7 3920QM).
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That's progress,........and we'll need new motherboards for the replacements?

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Sad my current chip is being scrapped lol. *Kiss them goodbye*

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The i7-875k is a good chip. Too bad to see it go, but Sandy(and soon Ivy with it's updated graphics) already blew it out of the water.

LGA2011 boards should be good with Ivy.

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AKwyn replied on Fri, Jan 6 2012 1:29 AM

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LGA2011 boards should be good with Ivy.

I have to agree, once the LGA 2011 versions of Ivy Bridge gets released, people will be in overclocking heaven.

And yes realneil, that is progress.

 

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Woah... Intel was still producing those old chips? Who was buying them?

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realneil replied on Fri, Jan 6 2012 11:38 PM

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And yes realneil, that is progress.

I don't mind progress, I embrace it normally. But being forced into buying a new motherboard to go with every new chip that comes out is getting a little tedious. Especially when the motherboards clock in at $300.00 bucks a pop, or more.

I saw a few enthusiast motherboards that cost a little over $500.00 yesterday.

They're coming out with lots of new ~PC-Bling~ for us, but they're ripping our balls out through our wallets to get it,.............Angry

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