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Intel Phases Out More Sandy Bridge CPUs

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Intel is cleaning up the mid-range Sandy Bridge portfolio.

In a product change notification, Intel said that it has begun phasing out the 32 nm processors i5-2380P, i5-2450P and i5-2550K with clock speeds of 3.1 GHz, 3.2 GHz and 3.4 GHz, respectively. The CPUs sit right in the middle between the high-end and entry-level Core product line and currently sell for tray prices of $177, $195 and $225.

According to the notification: market demand has "shifted" to other products and it is obvious that Sandy Bridge processors have to make way for Ivy Bridge as Intel continues to ramp the 22 nm generation quickly.

All three processors received a final order date of February 22, 2013 for both tray and boxed CPUs. Final shipments are scheduled for August 9, 2013 for tray processors and until supplies are depleted for boxed versions.

 

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    larkspur , August 9, 2012 7:46 PM
    geekapprovedYes Intel please release yet another socket so you can continue your streak of screwing your loyal customers year after year. Hurry!

    Not sure where you are coming from... A SB/IB is a good enough CPU for multiple years. By the time most people's systems are bottlenecked by their SB/IB, the motherboard's features will be so outdated that there isn't much point in a CPU upgrade.
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    geekapproved , August 9, 2012 7:21 PM
    Yes Intel please release yet another socket so you can continue your streak of screwing your loyal customers year after year. Hurry!
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    dragonsqrrl , August 9, 2012 9:24 PM
    killabankshow old are you? pentium II never hit anywhere near 1ghz if it wasnt for AMD you would still have a netburst single core maybe at 4ghz that gets destroyed by bulldozer

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    xtreme5 , August 9, 2012 7:12 PM
    Intel release the New Generation please i can't wait.
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    geekapproved , August 9, 2012 7:21 PM
    Yes Intel please release yet another socket so you can continue your streak of screwing your loyal customers year after year. Hurry!
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    Anonymous , August 9, 2012 7:36 PM
    Oh! and do not forget Intel Giving controll over their HD Graphics Drivers updates to the OEMs, By letting OEMs customize the Intel HD graphics drivers, thereby denying Laptop Owners the Ability to update their computer's graphics drivers at the Intel HD graphics driver uptate website. Intel you know that many of the Laptop OEMs purposefully never update their customized HD graphics drivers in an attempt to make their laptops obsolete before their time!
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    ohim , August 9, 2012 7:38 PM
    geekapprovedYes Intel please release yet another socket so you can continue your streak of screwing your loyal customers year after year. Hurry!
    people cry about it yet still buys it ! and don`t tell me everybody needs or buys top notch CPU`s from Intel because AMD doesn`t have a product there.. hell yes i got screwed by Intel on my laptop because they don`t support GPU drivers anymore for 1st gen I3 cpus on Win8 (don`t care about metro is faster in all other things than 7), so my HDMI support on my laptop is crap now because they actually blame nvidia in my laptop :) )
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    Blahman11 , August 9, 2012 7:40 PM
    looniamaccording to the mayan calendar the world will end before all of this anyhow so it does not matter.


    They misread that apparently. The world isn't going to end its the end of an era apparently. Anyway the mayans didn't count leap years so actually the world should have ended about 9 months ago now I think. Sorry about that.

    Well intel are just continuing their progression on CPUs. I hope their planned socket change isn't set in stone, surely there's nothing stopping Haswell being able to be put in LGA1155?
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    larkspur , August 9, 2012 7:46 PM
    geekapprovedYes Intel please release yet another socket so you can continue your streak of screwing your loyal customers year after year. Hurry!

    Not sure where you are coming from... A SB/IB is a good enough CPU for multiple years. By the time most people's systems are bottlenecked by their SB/IB, the motherboard's features will be so outdated that there isn't much point in a CPU upgrade.
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    jossrik , August 9, 2012 8:00 PM
    I'd like to see them make a new chip for socket 775 or something interesting like that. Just a big "screw you" to all the people who say every new intel chip is a new socket.
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    CaedenV , August 9, 2012 8:03 PM
    blahman11They misread that apparently. The world isn't going to end its the end of an era apparently. Anyway the mayans didn't count leap years so actually the world should have ended about 9 months ago now I think. Sorry about that. Well intel are just continuing their progression on CPUs. I hope their planned socket change isn't set in stone, surely there's nothing stopping Haswell being able to be put in LGA1155?

    Think of it this way (and this is their argument, not mine). If you are buying a brand new CPU for a gaming rig, do you really want it choked by 3 year old ram, 3 year old buss speeds, and be forced to update your firmware (which may brick a perfectly good board... though the process has gotten better over the years)? While I do not entirely agree with this outlook, I do understand that they are on top right now, and they do not want to get a bad name for having chips that phisically fit, but may have the wrong voltages, firmware, or feature sets to work perfectly right. By changing the interface every 2-3 years (regardless of necessity), it saves them a ton of support time explaining that 'had you purchased a different board, with the same chip-set, your new CPU would work, but the one you purchased does not'.
    As it is, you slap it in, and it works, and there is no better PR than that. Updating the firmware may unlock some features, but for the most part the chip will work regardless.
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    jdamon113 , August 9, 2012 8:10 PM
    What a bonch of Crying ho's, with the prices sitting at rock bottem, look a new cpu 225 a new board 150
    wa wa wa wa, so a new scocket, big deal. Your still going to get about 5 years out of the dead board anyway and how cares about the socket. I have never upgraded to a new cpu without the board as well. also you do not want the intel video buy a laptop with ati or nvidia. when a laptop only cost around 400 dollars, what the hell do you want.
    My first laptop was a dog 233 back in the day by micron. 3 Grand due 3 grand.
    sit down a shut up about what company X is doing.
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    internetlad , August 9, 2012 8:30 PM
    jdamon113What a bonch of Crying ho's, with the prices sitting at rock bottem, look a new cpu 225 a new board 150wa wa wa wa, so a new scocket, big deal. Your still going to get about 5 years out of the dead board anyway and how cares about the socket. I have never upgraded to a new cpu without the board as well. also you do not want the intel video buy a laptop with ati or nvidia. when a laptop only cost around 400 dollars, what the hell do you want. My first laptop was a dog 233 back in the day by micron. 3 Grand due 3 grand. sit down a shut up about what company X is doing.


    . . . slow down.
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    xtreme5 , August 9, 2012 8:45 PM
    My pentium II @ 1ghz is still running better than amd fx-8150 heheheh :p 
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    newood , August 9, 2012 8:59 PM
    I don't agree with people complaining about the socket changes. I have had my i7-960 since they came out almost 3 years ago. AMD can't touch it when it comes to gaming. I have always upgraded everything thing mb/ram/cpu/hd when upgrading. The only down side is over the past 3 years they have yet to come out with anything fast enough to call it and real upgrade. The only things that are improving are gpu's and gpu processing. I feel bad for people that buy an i3 or i5 and expect to upgrade the cpu in one year. I really think if you buy a new computer you might as well make it an investment and get something that last. (Also as jdamon113 said people complain when they spend $1000 on a computer. Back when I bought my 120mhz compaq, I spent $3500 it's amazing what you can get for so little now and people still complain about prices.)
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    killabanks , August 9, 2012 9:08 PM
    xtreme5My pentium II @ 1ghz is still running better than amd fx-8150 heheheh

    how old are you? pentium II never hit anywhere near 1ghz if it wasnt for AMD you would still have a netburst single core maybe at 4ghz that gets destroyed by bulldozer
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    dragonsqrrl , August 9, 2012 9:24 PM
    killabankshow old are you? pentium II never hit anywhere near 1ghz if it wasnt for AMD you would still have a netburst single core maybe at 4ghz that gets destroyed by bulldozer

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    jurassic1024 , August 9, 2012 10:51 PM
    Anyone complaining about having to buy a motherboard with every new CPU is not an enthusiast, and I honestly don't know why you come here.

    These sites are more your style: Dell.com HP.com
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    f-14 , August 10, 2012 12:58 AM
    blahman11They misread that apparently. The world isn't going to end its the end of an era apparently. Anyway the mayans didn't count leap years so actually the world should have ended about 9 months ago now I think. Sorry about that. Well intel are just continuing their progression on CPUs. I hope their planned socket change isn't set in stone, surely there's nothing stopping Haswell being able to be put in LGA1155?

    your math is flawed 7 years ago was the end since you started counting from roman calendar time and not mayan calendar time when this was written many thousands of years before christ was born. The Mayan calendar was established in 3372 BC.
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    ceh4702 , August 10, 2012 2:09 AM
    There is probably no demand for them if they cost the same price. People want to see price drops and there are none. This is because Intel ha a Monopoly.
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    ceh4702 , August 10, 2012 2:13 AM
    Maybe Intel should make a cooler running Ivy Bridge Processor.
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    tomfreak , August 10, 2012 2:17 AM
    sooo where is my Pentium G/i3 Ivy bridge cpu? I need to replace my C2D already. (without costing me too much)
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