Intel has announced the discontinuance of its highly popular Sandy Bridge processors. These processors are still among the best selling CPUs, even after the release of Ivy Bridge. They have been mainstays with overclockers and enthusiast builders since its initial release in January 2011. With Ivy Bridge in full swing and Haswell set for early 2013, Intel has started phasing out the Sandy Bridge processors.
Intel has released the schedule for the following processors: Celeron G440, Core i5-2310, i5-2320, i5-2400, i5-2400S, i5-2405S, i5-2500, i5-2500K, i5-2500S, i5-2500T, i7-2600, i7-2600K, i7-2600S and i7-2700K. In addition, Intel has announced the discontinuance of a processor that was just recently released, the Ivy Bridge Core i5-3450 processor.
|Forecasted Key Milestones:||Tray||Boxed|
|Product Discontinuance Program Support Begins:||09/24/2012||09/24/2012|
|Product Discontinuance Demand To Local Intel Rep.:||12/28/2012||Not Applicable|
|Finalize Discontinuance Assurance:||01/25/2013||Not Applicable|
|Last Corporate Assurance Product Critical Date:||03/20/2013||Not Applicable|
|Last Product Discontinuance Order Date:||03/29/2013||03/29/2013|
|Orders are Non-Cancelable and Non-Returnable After:||03/29/2013||03/29/2013|
|Last Product Discontinuance Shipment Date:||09/27/2013||While Supplies Last|
All the CPUs listed are set to be available for orders through 03/29/2013, and will continue to ship while supplies last (boxed versions) or until 09/27/2013 (tray versions).