Intel to Discontinue Nearly All Desktop Kaby Lake CPUsby Anton Shilov on October 10, 2019 4:30 PM EST
Intel has announced End-of-Life plan for most of its desktop Kaby Lake and remaining Skylake processors. The boxed and tray versions of the chips will be available for interested parties for one more year and then will become history. The move will enable Intel to cut the number of product SKUs it offers to partners and reduce pressure on its factory network, which will help to increase supply of newer products made using various versions of Intel’s 14 nm process technology.
Introduced early in 2017, Intel’s desktop 7th Generation Core processors (Kaby Lake) have been around for nearly three years now. The CPUs certainly served their purpose, but it is time for them to go and Intel recommends its partners to place their final orders on these products by April 24, 2020. The final shipments will be made by October 9, 2020. Some of Intel’s Kaby Lake and Skylake products will be moved to Internet of Things (IoT) status and will be available for a little longer to IoT customers and probably some PC makers as there are still previous-generation motherboards on the market that need to be sold.
|Intel Kaby Lake S SKUs|
|Status||Last Shipment Date
for EOLed CPUs
|Core i7-7700K||EOL||EOL||October 9, 2020|
|Core i7-7700||IoT||EOL||October 9, 2020|
|Core i7-7700T||IoT||EOL||October 9, 2020|
|Core i5-7600K||EOL||EOL||October 9, 2020|
|Core i5-7600||EOL||EOL||October 9, 2020|
|Core i5-7600T||EOL||EOL||October 9, 2020|
|Core i5-7500||IoT||EOL||October 9, 2020|
|Core i5-7500T||IoT||EOL||October 9, 2020|
|Core i5-7400||EOL||EOL||October 9, 2020|
|Core i5-7400T||EOL||EOL||October 9, 2020|
|Core i3-7350K||EOL||EOL||October 9, 2020|
|Core i3-7320||EOL||EOL||October 9, 2020|
|Core i3-7300||EOL||EOL||October 9, 2020|
|Core i3-7300T||EOL||EOL||October 9, 2020|
|Core i3-7100||EOL||EOL||October 9, 2020|
|Core i3-7100T||EOL||EOL||October 9, 2020|
|Pentium G4620||EOL||EOL||October 9, 2020|
|Pentium G4600||EOL||EOL||October 9, 2020|
|Pentium G4560||EOL||EOL||October 9, 2020|
|Pentium G4560T||EOL||EOL||October 9, 2020|
|Celeron G3950||EOL||EOL||October 9, 2020|
|Celeron G3930||EOL||EOL||October 9, 2020|
Intel’s desktop 6th Generation Core CPUs were launched in 2016 and most of them have been in EOL status for a while. This week, Intel said it would stop taking orders on the remaining desktop Skylake products on April 24, 2020, and will cease their shipments by October 9, 2020.
|Intel Skylake S SKUs|
|Status||Last Shipment Date
for EOLed CPUs
|Core i7-6700K||EOL||EOL||September 7, 2018|
|Core i7-6700||IoT||EOL||October 9, 2020|
|Core i7-6700T||EOL||EOL||March 6, 2020|
|Core i5-6600K||EOL||EOL||September 7, 2018|
|Core i5-6600||EOL||EOL||March 6, 2020|
|Core i5-6600T||EOL||EOL||March 6, 2020|
|Core i5-6500||IoT||EOL||October 9, 2020|
|Core i5-6500T||EOL||EOL||March 6, 2020|
|Core i5-6402P||EOL||EOL||September 7, 2018|
|Core i5-6400||EOL||EOL||March 6, 2020|
|Core i5-6400T||EOL||EOL||March 6, 2020|
|Core i3-6320||EOL||EOL||March 6, 2020|
|Core i3-6300||EOL||EOL||March 6, 2020|
|Core i3-6300T||EOL||EOL||March 6, 2020|
|Core i3-6100||EOL||EOL||March 6, 2020|
|Core i3-6100T||EOL||EOL||March 6, 2020|
|Core i3-6098P||EOL||EOL||September 7, 2018|
|Pentium G4520||EOL||EOL||March 6, 2020|
|Pentium G4500||EOL||EOL||March 6, 2020|
|Pentium G4500T||EOL||EOL||March 6, 2020|
|Pentium G4400||EOL||EOL||March 6, 2020|
|Pentium G4400T||EOL||EOL||March 6, 2020|
|Celeron G3920||EOL||EOL||March 6, 2020|
|Celeron G3900||EOL||EOL||March 6, 2020|
|Celeron G3900T||EOL||EOL||March 6, 2020|
Winding down production of desktop Skylake and Kaby Lake processors in the next few months will free manufacturing capacities for newer Intel products and will enable the company to increase shipments of newer CPUs, such as 8th and 9th Generation Coffee Lake, that are also made using Intel’s 14 nm fabrication technology.
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Samus - Sunday, October 13, 2019 - linkThe Atom shares literally 90% of its architecture with the Pentium III
ibnmadhi - Sunday, October 13, 2019 - linkIn addition to what the other poster said Pentium M also shares like 90% of its architecture with Pentium III...
peevee - Wednesday, October 16, 2019 - linkFirst Atoms were in-order parts, even Pentium Pro was out-of-order. Pentium M were OoO AFAIR.
HStewart - Wednesday, October 16, 2019 - linkActually in newer processors the Pentium's like G4600 or so listed about Pentium M actually have move closer to iSeries except for lower voltage. Architexture with at least 7 and 8 series not much different and I saw absolute no difference with new 10nm series except for power. It would be very interesting to see the performance. 10th series even has AVX-512
HStewart - Wednesday, October 16, 2019 - linkNo editing here what I meant the G4600 Pentiums are closer to Atom, But you mention Pentium M which you might be close - not to be confuse with Core - M which is close to I series.
Korguz - Thursday, October 17, 2019 - linkcome on hstewart... learn how to spell architecture correctly !!!!!!!! for some one who " claims " to know so much about computers and says they have had the jobs in that industry for 30 years.. and you cant even spell that word correctly ??????
eastcoast_pete - Saturday, October 12, 2019 - linkIf for no other reason, the 486 Dx was a lot less power hungry than the Pentium and Pentium II, and perfectly suitable for office use with the Windows versions before Win95. Also a lot cheaper.
regsEx - Thursday, October 10, 2019 - linkBusiness. It's far easier and cheaper to maintain large park of devices when they all same.
eek2121 - Thursday, October 10, 2019 - linkBecause as the process matures and R&D is paid for, costs go down. That means they actually make the most money on their older chips, even with price cuts. AMD uses the same strategy.
ilt24 - Thursday, October 10, 2019 - link@drexnx ... "why were they even still making these?"
They guarantee supply of the embedded version of their chips for 7 years which are the same die on the same process...so they need to keep production going to support the embedded version. WIth the non embedded version, they can do the EOL notice any time before the EOL of the embedded version, it could depend on demand or the lasiness of the person that formally does the EOL notice :-)