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Nine Intel Processors Scheduled for Retirement

Not long ago, Intel had scheduled a number of CPUs for retirement; now we have another list. This time, there  are two Ivy Bridge CPUs along with seven Bay Trail units.

To start off, the Core i7-3840QM along with the Core i7-3740QM are being retired. They can still be ordered until August 22 and will ship until February 6, 2015.

The Celeron 2810, N805, J1850, and J1750 will be available until the same dates as the above Ivy Bridge units.

Lastly, the Pentium N3510, Pentium J2850, and Celeron N2910 will be available for order until February 21, and will ship until April 25, 2014.

  • antilycus
    Worst naming conventions ever not to mention Celeron has managed to confuse the loyal (why?) intel user base. I wonder if will cause prices to increase on non-retired CPU's.
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  • Gpu processing power will take over cpu. In fact it's already happening.
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  • btrach
    RIP
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  • Morbus
    Gpu processing power will take over cpu. In fact it's already happening.
    What's a fact is you have no idea what you're talking about. That's like saying that smartphones will overtake fridges in processing power... They serve two COMPLETELY different purposes. Try getting a GPU to multi-thread and you'll see the problem.
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  • g-unit1111
    Bay Trail is already being discontinued? Wow, that was quick!
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  • antilycus
    trying to get any "real" multithreading to happen is a feat. all in it's own. I unique thread that is dependent of a registry change from a completely different thread all within milliseconds.... good luck
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  • genz
    12614193 said:
    Gpu processing power will take over cpu. In fact it's already happening.
    What's a fact is you have no idea what you're talking about. That's like saying that smartphones will overtake fridges in processing power... They serve two COMPLETELY different purposes. Try getting a GPU to multi-thread and you'll see the problem.

    That in itself wouldn't be that big a problem. I mean you could do the thread ordering in software, swap the RAM out to take care of GDDR's large latencies and probably still come out with more power than a CPU at GPU specific tasks. The real issue, before you get to threading, is instruction set. How the hell with a GPU actually process an OS and the wealth and diversity of data that comes with it. Terribly.

    And that's symptomatic of the relationship between CPU and GPU. As things get more specialised, they get more powerful at that task at the expense of all others. A GPU is basically a video ASIC. A CPU is basically a computing Jack of all trades.
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  • SteelCity1981
    the 38x0QM series are mobile cpu's beast. I have an 3840QM and it tares through just about any program, with ease. I can see me having this laptop for a very long time, it's almost too powerful for what I need it to do now, but that's why I bought it so it will last me a good 5 or even 6 years.
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  • cat1092
    The Celeron model needs to be retired across the board, as all that I've dealt with, one of mine, a few of others that I serviced pro-bono, are wimps. Intel needs to distance themselves from this model, the Pentium is budget enough. Am rather surprised that Ivy Bridge CPU's are being retired so early though. Cat
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  • average joe
    they should just make the i3's celerons... i5's pentiums and i7 pentium extremes for old people who can actually afford one.. rather than have celron and pentium sit alone below i3's and really not used for much.. i have seen a few lenovo's with them
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