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Intel Retires Six Low-End Processors

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Out with the old.

Intel advised its partners in a product change notification that it is phasing out six entry level processor models. According to the PCN, the following chips are affected by the refresh and received a final ship date of April 16, 2013:

- Celeron P4600 (2.0 GHz)
- Core i3-370M (2.4 GHz0
- Core i3-390M (2.6 GHz)
- Pentium P6100 (2.0 GHz)
- Pentium P6200 (2.13 GHz)
- Pentium P6300 (2.2 GHz)

Customers will be able to place their orders until October 16 of this year. Orders placed after this date cannot be canceled. As usual, Intel justified the cancellation with a "shift of market demand".

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    joytech22 , April 19, 2012 4:19 AM
    I was hoping they would all be ATOM processors. lol.
    What's in that list is considered overkill compared to ATOM.
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    tului , April 19, 2012 4:48 AM
    bison88They really were badly introduced to the market. I remember signing up for an "affordable" dedicated server to play around with that had an Atom processor a couple years back. I wanted to shoot myself with how badly it performed doing simple tasks.

    Just for shts and giggles I tried to compile Gentoo on an Atom netbook, I feel your pain x 100.
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    archange , April 19, 2012 5:57 AM
    Right. My friend had such an Atom server (1.6 GHz, dual core). Along with poor performance, it ate up ~50 W not doing much. The new one I've installed for him sports an i3 ~2.4 GHz, which is plenty-fast and drains ~42 W. So what was the point in Atoms exactly?
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    halcyon , April 19, 2012 3:49 AM
    Good. ...can't say they'll be missed when they're gone.
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    Anonymous , April 19, 2012 3:50 AM
    not necessarily. The reason why this would be big news, is some companies could still be running on legacy computers. If one of these companies needed these processors as a field replaceable unit they would need to know in advance that a new mobo and processor would have to be purchased instead.
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    joytech22 , April 19, 2012 4:19 AM
    I was hoping they would all be ATOM processors. lol.
    What's in that list is considered overkill compared to ATOM.
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    bison88 , April 19, 2012 4:42 AM
    joytech22I was hoping they would all be ATOM processors. lol.What's in that list is considered overkill compared to ATOM.


    They really were badly introduced to the market. I remember signing up for an "affordable" dedicated server to play around with that had an Atom processor a couple years back. I wanted to shoot myself with how badly it performed doing simple tasks.
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    tului , April 19, 2012 4:48 AM
    bison88They really were badly introduced to the market. I remember signing up for an "affordable" dedicated server to play around with that had an Atom processor a couple years back. I wanted to shoot myself with how badly it performed doing simple tasks.

    Just for shts and giggles I tried to compile Gentoo on an Atom netbook, I feel your pain x 100.
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    archange , April 19, 2012 5:57 AM
    Right. My friend had such an Atom server (1.6 GHz, dual core). Along with poor performance, it ate up ~50 W not doing much. The new one I've installed for him sports an i3 ~2.4 GHz, which is plenty-fast and drains ~42 W. So what was the point in Atoms exactly?
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    beetlejuicegr , April 19, 2012 7:03 AM
    I hope it's not the same atom cpu that Intel tries to implement on mobiles...
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    phatboe , April 19, 2012 7:03 AM
    tuluiJust for shts and giggles I tried to compile Gentoo on an Atom netbook, I feel your pain x 100.

    How long did it take you to compile openoffice/libreoffice? LOL
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    joeman99 , April 19, 2012 7:30 AM
    WAIT A MINUTE!!!!! I haven't even upgraded to that level yet!!....
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    jdog2pt0 , April 19, 2012 9:24 AM
    Heh... I'm still running my Core 2 Quad. I remember when the Core 2's start that it was top of the line.
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    trumpeter1994 , April 19, 2012 12:19 PM
    jdog2pt0Heh... I'm still running my Core 2 Quad. I remember when the Core 2's start that it was top of the line.

    Same, i got my q9300 past the 420mhz FSB wall....... runs stable at ~3.2Ghz and still rips through anything i throw at it.
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    halcyon , April 19, 2012 12:40 PM
    This somehow, in some twisted way, makes we wanna abuse my 2500k a bit. I think I'll try to OC the heck out of it...4.2ghz was just the beginning.
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    digiex , April 19, 2012 1:04 PM
    Don't retire yet the SB Gxxx series.
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    Anonymous , April 19, 2012 1:07 PM
    I have a core i3 370M, Now Intel! If you could convince Toshiba, whom you allowed to write custom Intel HD graphics drivers for the integrated graphics on that chip, To update the drivers! Intel you have damaged your brand severely by allowing OEM's any permissions to MOD your graphics drivers and not provide their customers with timely updates or enhancements of the Intel Integrated GPU's graphics drivers of your processors! You produced the hardware You produce the drivers, or require OEM's to keep your update time line!
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    belardo , April 19, 2012 1:14 PM
    Why is this news? Nobody noticed.
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    kawininjazx , April 19, 2012 1:18 PM
    trumpeter1994Same, i got my q9300 past the 420mhz FSB wall....... runs stable at ~3.2Ghz and still rips through anything i throw at it.


    Yea, I put a Q9300 in my PC and I run it stock, it's really fast. For regular use, it seems to run just as good as an i5, and I build a lot of i5 systems.
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    Anonymous , April 19, 2012 1:22 PM
    This is the most under reported fact, some OEM's want you to buy a new computer to get the latest drivers so your games or other software will work properly!
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    blackened144 , April 19, 2012 2:21 PM
    livebriandWait, these are only 1st gen i-series processors anyway, so who cares about them? Hasn't everyone moved on to Sandy Bridge?

    Im still rocking a Q6600 and dont see any need to upgrade just yet..
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    halcyon , April 19, 2012 2:55 PM
    blackened144Im still rocking a Q6600 and dont see any need to upgrade just yet..

    Not meaning to tell you your business but you need to overclock her until she moans...and if she's moaning yet you're not overclocking her high enough. I'm just say'n.
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