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Intel Discontinues Four Mobile Sandy Bridge CPUs

Intel just told its customers that it will be discontinuing four mobile Sandy Bridge processors ranging from the higher-end mainstream, to the very high-end of the market.

The affected processors:

- Core i7-2620M (2.8 GHz, tray price $346)
- Core i7-2720QM (2.2 GHz, tray price $378)
- Core i7-2820QM (2.3 GHz, tray price $568)
- Core i7-2920XM (2.7 GHz, tray price $1,096)

According to a product change notification, customers are able to order the CPUs until December 19 of this year and final shipments are scheduled for June 19, 2013. Intel already sells four different Ivy Bridge processors at the exact same price points of the canceled Sandy Bridge processors, which makes the older CPUs redundant as production volume of the 22 nm Ivy Bridge versions come online.

  • aqualipt
    Core i7-2920XM (2.7 GHz, tray price $1,096)
    Damn... i cant belive this prices, no wonder ultrabooks are so expensive, intel prices are crazy for their highest-end cpus
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  • noobzilla771
    ^ What happens when AMD falls behind.
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  • soccerdocks
    aqualiptDamn... i cant belive this prices, no wonder ultrabooks are so expensive, intel prices are crazy for their highest-end cpusThis is a 55 Watt fully unlocked chip. If it were ever put in an ultrabook it would melt. They use use 17 Watt CPUs. This chip is intended for monster laptops that are already overpriced and it is a small volume market. It is not a result of AMD falling behind. Intel has priced their top of the line CPUs for both desktops and laptops around $1000. This CPU is in the same market as the i7-990X, i7-3960X, i7-940XM as well as others.
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  • kyraiki
    soccerdocksThis is a 55 Watt fully unlocked chip. If it were ever put in an ultrabook it would melt. They use use 17 Watt CPUs. This chip is intended for monster laptops that are already overpriced and it is a small volume market. It is not a result of AMD falling behind. Intel has priced their top of the line CPUs for both desktops and laptops around $1000. This CPU is in the same market as the i7-990X, i7-3960X, i7-940XM as well as others.
    Not to mention AMD did the same thing with their top-of-the-line when they were in front of Intel.
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  • willard
    aqualiptDamn... i cant belive this prices, no wonder ultrabooks are so expensive, intel prices are crazy for their highest-end cpusIntel's highest end CPUs don't go into ultrabooks. They go into overpriced gaming/workstation laptops.

    I had a loaner laptop for work last year for about a month, and it had a SB extreme mobile chip in it. It was crazy fast, and could put my desktop to shame, but it was also a $5k mobile workstation.
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  • silverblue
    kyraikiNot to mention AMD did the same thing with their top-of-the-line when they were in front of Intel.Quite true; if AMD was ahead on performance you could expect a price hike in comparison to their current CPU portfolio.
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  • dasper
    Only part of the price equation is Intel vs AMD. The other part is demand. If there are people willing to spend that type of money then both Intel and AMD would be more than happy to sell it for that markup at the same time.

    Personally I am getting really tired of the Intel vs AMD argument, especially since AMD openly stated in March of 2011 they want their strategy to match how they feel people use computers today rather than top x86 workload benchmarks (google Exposing the Phantom x86 Bottleneck). As an enthusiast I am a little butt hurt on this decision but I see the logic in trying to get better/cheaper machines in the larger part of the sales pie rather than invest in an arms race that only 5% of the audience cares for.
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  • A Bad Day
    aqualiptDamn... i cant belive this prices, no wonder ultrabooks are so expensive, intel prices are crazy for their highest-end cpus
    And they don't even support OCing...
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  • Not many users need a power house notebook anymore. The average consumer can be happy with a $500 iPad I think they would be just as happy with a core i3 or maybe a i5 if you edit video. If all you do is use a browser 80% of the time why would spend so much just to get a slightly noticeably faster PC? Intel obviously does not want to waste wafers of silicon on making high dollar chips that eventually will be heavily discounted.
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  • captaincharisma
    if they use a browser 80% of the time they might as well go for a tablet or something cheaper like a netbook
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