Intel to retire most Sandy Bridge processors by March 2013

/ 4 years ago

Intel this week revealed its plans for discontinuing the vast majority of the Sandy Bridge 32nm LGA 1155 portfolio. All the processors that are due for retirement come from the Sandy Bridge 32nm generation of Celeron, Core i5 and Core i7 processors.

The only Celeron to get the chop is the G440, probably because its performance is so low that demand has been lacking. The rest of the 32nm Sandy Bridge Celerons will live on and many will be rebranded and renamed for the latest generation of LGA 1155 processors. Most Core i3 and Pentium processors will also get the same treatment.

The Sandy Bridge Core i5 series takes a huge hit, including the popular 2500K. The Core i5-2310, i5-2320, i5-2400, i5-2400S, i5-2405S, i5-2500, i5-2500K, i5-2500S and i5-2500T will all be discontinued next year as the fully fledged transition to 22nm begins. From the Sandy Bridge Core i7 series the i7-2600, i7-2600K, i7-2600S and i7-2700K all get the chop next year too.

All the CPUs listed are set to be available for orders until March the 29th, 2013, and will continue to ship while supplies last (for the retail versions) or until September the 27th , 2013 (for the OEM tray versions).