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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drexnx - Thursday, October 10, 2019 - linkwhy were they even still making these? especially the skylake stuff! they're on a different gen 14nm process!
Duwelon - Thursday, October 10, 2019 - linkI might be mis-remember this, but I'm pretty sure they only stopped making 486's sometime after Pentium II's came out.
ozzuneoj86 - Thursday, October 10, 2019 - linkIntel was still producing 486 processors until 2007.
jimbo2779 - Friday, October 11, 2019 - linkTo be fair that is some time after the Pentium 2 came out.
Samus - Friday, October 11, 2019 - linkI mean they were still making Pentium's well into 2010's if you consider the Atom... :)
But I agree it's ridiculous they are still going to produce 4-generation old parts into next year...you can't even get motherboards for these things anymore.
imaheadcase - Friday, October 11, 2019 - linkYou and others seem to forget they are making them..because they have customers for them. Just because you don't know the applications used for the CPU doesn't mean it doesn't have a market. Even motherboards don't have to actually be sold to consumers for these CPU, they could be custom in house boards for testing or something for specific applications.
One could argue that lots of the CPUs from intel or amd shouldnt even be made anymore..but they are.
mrvco - Friday, October 11, 2019 - linkI expect that there are contractual obligations involved... government, corporate, institutional or whatever.
jabber - Saturday, October 12, 2019 - linkYes apparently older lithography parts work better in space, less affected by radiation etc.
Samus - Sunday, October 13, 2019 - linkI guess I should have emphasized the elephant in the room here: all of these old architectures don’t have silicon level fixes for spectre and meltdown. That’s why the new architecture parts are in such short supply because that’s all customers want. Intel has literally said this. They can’t make them fast enough.
bananaforscale - Saturday, October 12, 2019 - linkAtom wasn't a Pentium, more like Pentium M which was a totally different architecture.