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Intel Phases Out Remaining Nehalem Processors

Both quad-core CPUs use the 45 nm Clarksfield core of the Nehalem micro architecture, and were originally launched in June of 2010.

According to a product change notification, the processors have a last order date of November 9, 2012 and will ship until supplies are depleted. Both mobile CPUs use the Socket G1, are rated at 45 watts TDP and support DDR3-1333 memory. The 740QM runs at 1.73 GHz and the 840QM at 1.87 GHz.

To make room for Ivy Bridge, Intel had removed both processors some time ago from the official pricing sheet, which does not list any 45 nm notebook desktop and notebook processors anymore, aside from Atom chips and the Celeron T3500.

  • tomsreader
    here's an idea, phase out the currently hot ivb and release the cool version of it...
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  • vilenjan
    Why? Ivy's are still overall better than SBs, an SB already had no competition. There is 0 incentive. Welcome back to the cpu monopoly.
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  • halcyon
    Goodbye Nehalem. May you rest in peace.
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  • Netherscourge
    Why discontinue a perfectly awesome CPU line?

    I'm not upgrading to Ivy Bridge. There's no reason to.

    Intel needs to acknowledge that some people don't want to upgrade their CPU or MOBOs every year.

    I'm on a 4-year cycle myself. I went from an Athlon X2 64 4400 to a Core i7 two years ago. BF3 runs perfectly on it and I'm not upgrading until maybe Unreal 4 games start coming out.
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  • phamhlam
    tomsreaderhere's an idea, phase out the currently hot ivb and release the cool version of it...
    It is only hot if you overclock it. Ivy Bridge is good. It might not be as great as SB one year ago. Ivy Bridge is great for laptops and tablets. Next year Haswell chip will be great for desktop since it is a tock.
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  • jdamon113
    https://www.google.com/#hl=en&gs_nf=1&tok=KOhHMhH7Qy_3KjNbpAxdQg&cp=17&gs_id=1e&xhr=t&q=homer+simpson+boring&pf=p&sclient=psy-ab&oq=homer+simpson+bor&aq=0&aqi=g4&aql=&gs_l=&pbx=1&bav=on.2,or.r_gc.r_pw.r_qf.,cf.osb&fp=37269601f7eabbc0&biw=1411&bih=858
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  • jdamon113
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-pKv8SCoobE
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  • stevelord
    My father is getting IB. But he is also coming from a Phenom X6. Should see a substantial improvement there. ;)

    /agree with SB being so good and having no competition. But IB seems that it might be a lot better off in the mobile market.
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  • SteelCity1981
    I thought intel already did phase out Nehalem a while ago, but i guess not. Sandy Bridge prob next year at some time to too will hear that Intel will be phasing it out as well it's just a processors lifecycle. Though Nehalem brought some pretty big changes to Intel processors like an intergrated memory controller a unified quad core design on a single chip and L3 shared chace still used today in the current intel cpus. Nehalem was a great chip for its time and still is a pretty solid chip that can perform just about anything you throw at it to this day.
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  • LukeCWM
    NetherscourgeWhy discontinue a perfectly awesome CPU line?I'm not upgrading to Ivy Bridge. There's no reason to.Intel needs to acknowledge that some people don't want to upgrade their CPU or MOBOs every year.
    I don't buy a new CPU every year, not even close. Yet I have nothing wrong with them improving year after year so I get the most bang for my buck when I do upgrade.

    Also, Ivy Bridge doesn't require a motherboard update.
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