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Intel Retires Select Sandy Bridge and Ivy Bridge CPUs

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A number of Intel's older CPUs are being sent off to their retirement homes.

It's that time of the cycle again, where Intel is sending a number of its CPUs off for retirement, and it's a long list.

For starters, the biggest lineup of CPUs being EOL'd (End of Life) are part of the Pentium and Celeron series. These include the G860, G645, G645T, G550T, G555, G465, G630, G620, G622, G870, G860T, G640, G530T, G630T, G640T G550, G540T, G460, and finally, the G530. These were all Sandy Bridge parts built on the 32 nm lithography.

Furthermore, Intel's Core i5-3350P is expected to pass away Q1 2014 along with the i3-3225 and i3-3210. The older Core i5-2390T, i3-2100, i3-2125, i3-2130, i3-2120T and i3-2102 passed in Q3-2013.

Finishing off the list, the cave-time Atom D2500 has received its product discontinuance notice, though it won't be finished off until sometime in Q3-2014. The Atom D2550 has received a product support change notice, though we're not entirely sure what that means.

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    Stimpack , December 16, 2013 2:17 PM
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    The i5-3350P should get a funeral with full honors.


    Of all the processors I have encountered in my travels, his was the most.... computational.
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    Devoteicon , December 16, 2013 2:00 PM
    The i5-3350P should get a funeral with full honors.
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    Stimpack , December 16, 2013 2:17 PM
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    The i5-3350P should get a funeral with full honors.


    Of all the processors I have encountered in my travels, his was the most.... computational.
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    spentshells , December 16, 2013 2:59 PM
    now that's funny
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    jimmysmitty , December 16, 2013 3:09 PM
    Hah.... Star Trek references.

    Well I am a bit saddened as my 2500K was a good CPU as was the Sandy Bridge arch but I just upgraded to a 4670K and am pretty happy with it.

    Best of all, my work paid for it. Love my new job.
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    wdmfiber , December 16, 2013 3:17 PM
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    Hah.... Star Trek references.

    Well I am a bit saddened as my 2500K was a good CPU as was the Sandy Bridge arch but I just upgraded to a 4670K and am pretty happy with it.

    Best of all, my work paid for it. Love my new job.

    You can actually notice an improvement? Or not really.... but looked up some benchmarks and seen it was faster?

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    davmazin , December 16, 2013 6:19 PM
    i really doubt that a 4670k will be an improvement over my 2600k even a 4770k woudnt be much of an improvement, to be honest getting any of those cpus is a waste of money, i will wait till the next gen of intel cpus and hope they really improve on computational power
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    JD88 , December 16, 2013 6:50 PM
    The 4670K is faster, but generally the 2500K overclocks better so there isn't much of a difference.
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    beavermml , December 16, 2013 7:46 PM
    yup.. definitely faster ( integrate GPU ) :p 
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    de5_Roy , December 16, 2013 8:22 PM
    core i5 3350p is going, eh. r.i.p. the cpu that i almost bought.
    i guess toms has to find a new budget core i5 at that price point. may be core i5 4430 or 4440 depending on price and availability. i don't see any igpu-less haswell cpu on intel's website.
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    ingtar33 , December 16, 2013 10:00 PM
    likely will have to go with the fx 8320... significantly cheaper then any i5 on the market, basically the same performance in most games.
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    aggroboy , December 17, 2013 1:42 AM
    i5-3350p was the CPU that made the most sense, since gamers rather use discretes than the terrible IGPs of SB/IB/Haswell.
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    goodguy713 , December 17, 2013 12:22 PM
    well 1080p is pretty easy to get now even ultra settings on games has become pretty reasonable. If i can get 50FPS on battle field 4 ultra settings with a 1090t and a 270x then I am glad i didnt upgrade I almost took the plunge. But really am waiting for haswell E to come out the x99 goodness is fresh on my mind.
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    artk2219 , December 18, 2013 12:55 PM
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    likely will have to go with the fx 8320... significantly cheaper then any i5 on the market, basically the same performance in most games.


    If you have a microcenter near you you missed out on a heck of a sale, they were selling FX 8320's for $99.99 the week of and the week after thanksgiving, and they came with a Gigabyte am3+ motherboard that was $10, and the motherboard came with a $10 dollar mail in rebate.
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    ingtar33 , December 18, 2013 7:18 PM
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    likely will have to go with the fx 8320... significantly cheaper then any i5 on the market, basically the same performance in most games.


    If you have a microcenter near you you missed out on a heck of a sale, they were selling FX 8320's for $99.99 the week of and the week after thanksgiving, and they came with a Gigabyte am3+ motherboard that was $10, and the motherboard came with a $10 dollar mail in rebate.


    i got my new 8320 for 129.99... which i think is a good enough deal really.

    Gonna be a fun xmas playing with it when i get home from this missionary work.
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    wdmfiber , December 19, 2013 8:56 AM
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    well 1080p is pretty easy to get now even ultra settings on games has become pretty reasonable. If i can get 50FPS on battle field 4 ultra settings with a 1090t and a 270x then I am glad i didnt upgrade I almost took the plunge. But really am waiting for haswell E to come out the x99 goodness is fresh on my mind.

    Well, the 1090t was a "real " six core CPU.
    At least you realize you have to upgrade to something good(or be disappointed).