Intel Phases Out More Sandy Bridge CPUs

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
    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 By the time most people's systems are bottlenecked by their SB/IB, the motherboard's features will be so outdated that there isn't much point in a CPU upgrade.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
    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
    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
    Intel release the New Generation please i can't wait.
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  • geekapproved
    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
    according to the mayan calendar the world will end before all of this anyhow so it does not matter.
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