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Nine Intel Processors Scheduled for Retirement

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Intel has scheduled a total of nine processors for retirement, two of which being Ivy Bridge units.

Not long ago, Intel had scheduled a number of CPUs for retirement; now we have another list. This time, thereĀ  are two Ivy Bridge CPUs along with seven Bay Trail units.

To start off, the Core i7-3840QM along with the Core i7-3740QM are being retired. They can still be ordered until August 22 and will ship until February 6, 2015.

The Celeron 2810, N805, J1850, and J1750 will be available until the same dates as the above Ivy Bridge units.

Lastly, the Pentium N3510, Pentium J2850, and Celeron N2910 will be available for order until February 21, and will ship until April 25, 2014.

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    antilycus , February 5, 2014 10:02 AM
    Worst naming conventions ever not to mention Celeron has managed to confuse the loyal (why?) intel user base. I wonder if will cause prices to increase on non-retired CPU's.
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    Anonymous , February 5, 2014 10:23 AM
    Gpu processing power will take over cpu. In fact it's already happening.
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    btrach , February 5, 2014 10:31 AM
    RIP
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    Morbus , February 5, 2014 11:48 AM
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    Gpu processing power will take over cpu. In fact it's already happening.
    What's a fact is you have no idea what you're talking about. That's like saying that smartphones will overtake fridges in processing power... They serve two COMPLETELY different purposes. Try getting a GPU to multi-thread and you'll see the problem.
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    g-unit1111 , February 5, 2014 11:53 AM
    Bay Trail is already being discontinued? Wow, that was quick!
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    antilycus , February 5, 2014 11:58 AM
    trying to get any "real" multithreading to happen is a feat. all in it's own. I unique thread that is dependent of a registry change from a completely different thread all within milliseconds.... good luck
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    genz , February 5, 2014 7:45 PM
    Quote:
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    Gpu processing power will take over cpu. In fact it's already happening.
    What's a fact is you have no idea what you're talking about. That's like saying that smartphones will overtake fridges in processing power... They serve two COMPLETELY different purposes. Try getting a GPU to multi-thread and you'll see the problem.


    That in itself wouldn't be that big a problem. I mean you could do the thread ordering in software, swap the RAM out to take care of GDDR's large latencies and probably still come out with more power than a CPU at GPU specific tasks. The real issue, before you get to threading, is instruction set. How the hell with a GPU actually process an OS and the wealth and diversity of data that comes with it. Terribly.

    And that's symptomatic of the relationship between CPU and GPU. As things get more specialised, they get more powerful at that task at the expense of all others. A GPU is basically a video ASIC. A CPU is basically a computing Jack of all trades.
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    SteelCity1981 , February 11, 2014 10:52 AM
    the 38x0QM series are mobile cpu's beast. I have an 3840QM and it tares through just about any program, with ease. I can see me having this laptop for a very long time, it's almost too powerful for what I need it to do now, but that's why I bought it so it will last me a good 5 or even 6 years.
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    catilley1092 , February 11, 2014 11:19 PM
    The Celeron model needs to be retired across the board, as all that I've dealt with, one of mine, a few of others that I serviced pro-bono, are wimps. Intel needs to distance themselves from this model, the Pentium is budget enough. Am rather surprised that Ivy Bridge CPU's are being retired so early though. Cat
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    average joe , February 12, 2014 5:51 PM
    they should just make the i3's celerons... i5's pentiums and i7 pentium extremes for old people who can actually afford one.. rather than have celron and pentium sit alone below i3's and really not used for much.. i have seen a few lenovo's with them
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    catilley1092 , March 8, 2014 10:06 PM
    Making the i3 a Celeron would degrade the model, I have one of these (plus one i5 & i7) & it by far outperforms any Celeron that I've seen. As well as many Pentiums. The i3, while lacking some of the i5/7's features, is an all around good choice for basic, daily computing. And would likely serve 85+% of the computer owners well.

    The i5/7's are best for more power users, the i5 being a great middle ground between economy & performance.

    Intel should retire the Celeron line completely, leaving the Pentium as their budget or entry level CPU. Today's Celeron isn't much better than the older ones, other than some energy savings. And if that is one is looking for, then the i3 performs great while saving energy at the same time.

    It is still rather surprising that an Ivy Bridge is slated for retirement this soon. However it may be an indication that Intel is dedicated to their Haswell & upcoming Haswell-E.

    Just checked, both of those Ivy Bridge CPU's are mobile ones, of which their successors are likely in place by Haswell models.

    Cat