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Intel Retires Select Sandy Bridge and Ivy Bridge CPUs

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.

  • Devoteicon
    The i5-3350P should get a funeral with full honors.
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  • Stimpack
    12198585 said:
    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
    now that's funny
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  • jimmysmitty
    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
    12199063 said:
    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
    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
    The 4670K is faster, but generally the 2500K overclocks better so there isn't much of a difference.
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  • beavermml
    yup.. definitely faster ( integrate GPU ) :P
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  • de5_Roy
    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
    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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