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Thursday, 07 July 2011 12:17

Intel kills off year old chips

Written by Nick Farell


Only been alive a year, murderers
Chipzilla has decided that four of its chips, which were only released last year are only fit for the knackers' yard.

The Core i7-970 hexa-core desktop CPU, and three low-voltage mobile chips, the Celeron U3400, Core i5-540UM and Core i7-660UM have all been given a date of execution.

Both the tray and boxed version of the Core i7-970, as well as the tray SKUs of the three laptop CPUs are will only be able to be ordered until January 27, 2012. The tray SKUs of all four processors will continue shipping until July 6, 2012. The boxed Core i7-970 will be delivered while supplies last.

The move appears to be to clear the way for new models to fight off AMD's line-up. By the end of 1H 2012 Intel will already have released the LGA2011 desktop, to replace the LGA1366.  This one is based around the Sandy Bridge-E CPUs and the second-gen LGA1155 chips aka Ivy Bridge.
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-9 #1 Boomstick777 2011-07-07 13:48
"By the end of 1H 2012 Intel will already have released the LGA2011 desktop, to replace the LGA1366."

I thought Fudzilla said LGA 2011 was delayed until 2012?

Ah well be cool if they get it out before the end of the year, closer to Bulldozer's launch, some competition ..
 
 
+11 #2 thetruth 2011-07-07 13:56
This happens all the time in the graphics card industry. A graphics card that's a year old is in need of a replacement (ie, 4850 -> 5850), when it comes to the latest line-up. It doesn't mean that the older ones suddenly become useless, it's just that if you're buying a new PC then there's a better alternative available to you instead.

Just saying this because fudzilla seems to think that it's terrible that Intel's doing this.
 
 
+3 #3 thematrix606 2011-07-07 15:08
Quoting thetruth:
This happens all the time in the graphics card industry. A graphics card that's a year old is in need of a replacement (ie, 4850 -> 5850), when it comes to the latest line-up. It doesn't mean that the older ones suddenly become useless, it's just that if you're buying a new PC then there's a better alternative available to you instead.

Just saying this because fudzilla seems to think that it's terrible that Intel's doing this.


It's just the way Nick works... like a woman - Mouth first, then _maybe_ use brain later.
 
 
+6 #4 Bl0bb3r 2011-07-07 15:23
Quoting Boomstick777:
I thought Fudzilla said LGA 2011 was delayed until 2012?



Intel could paper-launch it during December 2011 but ship it only in 2012. Just an idea, not that it's something set in stone.


It's logic, from what I see, one is very expencive and has no point if it's not the top-tier.

The others are duals and quads, granted at low 18W TDP, but work at only 1GHz or a bit more... not exactly what anyone would buy for the $200 or $250 that one of them costs.
 
 
+1 #5 Jurassic1024 2011-07-08 10:01
Quoting Bl0bb3r:
Quoting Boomstick777:
I thought Fudzilla said LGA 2011 was delayed until 2012?



It's logic, from what I see, one is very expencive and has no point if it's not the top-tier.

The others are duals and quads, granted at low 18W TDP, but work at only 1GHz or a bit more... not exactly what anyone would buy for the $200 or $250 that one of them costs.



HUH?
 
 
-2 #6 Jurassic1024 2011-07-08 10:05
Quoting thetruth:
This happens all the time in the graphics card industry. A graphics card that's a year old is in need of a replacement (ie, 4850 -> 5850), when it comes to the latest line-up. It doesn't mean that the older ones suddenly become useless, it's just that if you're buying a new PC then there's a better alternative available to you instead.

Just saying this because fudzilla seems to think that it's terrible that Intel's doing this.


Wow this is so simple its not even funny... anymore. They remove these chips to make room for new ones and/or low demand, as examples.

and AMD didn't replace the 4850 with the 5850, they replaced the whole damn line. very very very different.
 
 
+1 #7 Jurassic1024 2011-07-08 10:06
May I recommend showing all yay and nay votes, rather than one number.

ie: 4 thumbs up / 2 thumbs down for each comment.
 
 
-1 #8 thetruth 2011-07-08 13:37
Quoting Jurassic1024:
Wow this is so simple its not even funny... anymore. They remove these chips to make room for new ones and/or low demand, as examples.

and AMD didn't replace the 4850 with the 5850, they replaced the whole damn line. very very very different.


Well done! You totally misread what I said, and then 'corrected' me by saying exactly the same as I had.

I know the total line-up changes, I was using the 4850 / 5850 as an EXAMPLE of a newer card replacing the function of an older one. I fail to see how intel's strategy is any different to this. Could you please explain?
 
 
-1 #9 genetix 2011-07-10 02:24
ugly move to keep the I7-970 price tag up by selling "same sh1t" on I7-980 for 200 more, heh. Yet again we will see over priced crap since AMD has nothing to show for AMD's only meal ticket for any high end user is the Interlagos and that is just not gonna happen.
 

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