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Intel culls eighth generation Coffee Lake

by on04 June 2020

Coffee Lake-based Xeons are still with us

Chipzilla has issued a product change notice (PCN) confirming the discontinuation of its 8th-generation Core desktop processor family up to the flagship Intel Core i7-9700K, along with Pentium Gold and Celeron processors based on the 14nm Coffee Lake silicon.

Intel isn’t yet calling time on its Coffee Lake-based Xeon processors, which are aimed at high-performance data centre workloads but the rest of the Coffee Lake lineup are toast.

Intel confirmed that suppliers and OEM customers can last order their products on 18 December.

Intel has also announced that a range of Compute Sticks and NUCs that use 8th-generation chips will reach end of life status later this year.

The 9th-generation chips have long-replaced the Coffee Lake parts, and there's no doubt potential buyers will opt for its newly-launched 10th-generation Comet Lake-S processors.

That lineup is headed up by the flagship Intel Core i9-10900K, which is expected to arrive on shelves soon. Intel has yet to announce official pricing and release date details, but a US retailer is currently flogging the processor for $600, making it more expensive than the Core i9-9900K, which was $525 at launch.

Intel has also announced that it will stop selling the Core i9-9900K and Core i9-9900KS in the special edition dodecahedron packaging. This will unlikely be that important to many, but could mean early adopters will soon have a collector's item on their hands if they kept the box.


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