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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BedfordTim - Friday, October 11, 2019 - linkThe embedded versions are marked IoT in the table.
IT departments also like to support kit as replacing someone's computer can be surprisingly expensive.
drexnx - Friday, October 11, 2019 - linkit's not like processors wear out or go bad during a typical device lifecycle though.
DanNeely - Friday, October 11, 2019 - linkAnd as long as they have to keep making the base die for the guaranteed long availability models it costs them almost nothing to bin a few of the chips into other models for anyone who actually wants them. Mostly embedded customers with slightly faster product turnover rates I assume.
PhilipJ - Friday, October 11, 2019 - linkWhen making a product companies often make deals with manufacturers to keep certain parts in production, so that they can keep producing their own product for as long as possible without needing to refresh the design every couple of years.
Those deals might have ran out by now, which is why they're now marked as EOL.
damianrobertjones - Friday, October 11, 2019 - linkI think they continued selling them, for awhile, because it enabled people to post using capitals at the start of sentences. I think they've given up. :)
Dragonstongue - Friday, October 11, 2019 - linkROFL
drexnx - Friday, October 11, 2019 - linkI had to conserve 'em so Dragonstongue could randomly capitalize entire words in his unintelligible screed.
Dragonstongue - Friday, October 11, 2019 - linkif YOU were not aware, just because Intel has a "higher 14nm version" does NOT auto mean better performance...there ARE + / - one generation to the next....Intel has been busting their butt (as well as their massive bank accounts etc) JUST to stay "relevant" (competing with others using "near same" die size, transistor size, gate pitch all that fancy stuff.
to my Knowledge, really the only "new chips" Intel has release in past few years that are beasts (chew power to try and prove how beastly) 9900 (various models)
beyond such....2000 got replaced by 3000 (not really worth at all) 4000 (some were better, not all) 5000/6000 (these were pretty much the "turn point" "overall" i.e go from max performance with an eye on power use to max power use reduction WHILE keeping performance up, 7000 mostly increase over 6000, 8000 far as I am aware, they "back peddle" performance to gain in other ways, then there is 9000 generation (one they are shipping currently)
the 9600 mehh 6-7-8000 had direct compete with bt overall, 9000 is the "new" balance point for Intel in regards that they can make a lean chip, or drive it to mach10 level (use copious power produce lots of heat, not even Intel can go beyond physics limitations)
IMO they likely ONLY doing this because they see is maybe that much more $$$$ for THEM to keep producing old (likely pricey) tooling for a few "ok sellers" the rest have been replaced for years effectively
there is also the other side that Intel has NOT really highlighted as of late
maybe they also getting rid of the "old insecure" to maybe try to get a full top to bottom as secure as can be designs............
Diji1 - Monday, October 14, 2019 - link>8000 far as I am aware, they "back peddle" performance to gain in other ways
You don't seem to be aware that they added more cores and threads to most of the 8000 series ...
Kastriot - Saturday, October 12, 2019 - linkBecause they are greedy bastards?