As Intel is moving to Ivy Bridge, the company is making some room and phasing out Sandy Bridge chips.
Intel just told its customers that it will be discontinuing four mobile Sandy Bridge processors ranging from the higher-end mainstream, to the very high-end of the market.
The affected processors:
- Core i7-2620M (2.8 GHz, tray price $346)
- Core i7-2720QM (2.2 GHz, tray price $378)
- Core i7-2820QM (2.3 GHz, tray price $568)
- Core i7-2920XM (2.7 GHz, tray price $1,096)
According to a product change notification, customers are able to order the CPUs until December 19 of this year and final shipments are scheduled for June 19, 2013. Intel already sells four different Ivy Bridge processors at the exact same price points of the canceled Sandy Bridge processors, which makes the older CPUs redundant as production volume of the 22 nm Ivy Bridge versions come online.