i5 2300 on its way out already




/ 8 years ago

Intel’s latest End of Life schedule brings a surprising entry.  The Sandy Bridge Core i5 2300 processor based off the 32nm manufacturing process which has been out since January 2011 is facing the axe next year. Intel has decided to give the quad core 2.8GHz processor the chop. The main reason for this we expect is that the Core i5 2400, 2500 and 2500K offer much better performance within a similar price range and so i5 2300 sales have suffered. The End of Life status for the i5 2300 will come in Q2 of 2012.

There are many other processors that will face the chop over the next 1 year period. The majority of them will be from the old LGA 1156, LGA 1366 and LGA 775 desktop platforms. With Intel planning to completely phase out these three platforms in favour of focussing all its efforts in the desktop market to LGA 1155 (which includes Sandy Bridge and Ivy Bridge) and LGA 2011 (which includes Sandy Bridge-E and Ivy Bridge-E).

Processors to face the Intel Axe with the dreaded End Of Life (EOL) status:

LGA 1366 Processors

  • 980X (already gone- October 2011)
  • 970 (December 2011)
  • 960/950/930 (Q2 2012)
LGA 1156 Processors
  • 880 (Q2 2012)
  • 875K (Q1 2012)
  • 870 (Q2 2012)
  • 870S (Q2 2012)
  • 860S (Q1 2012)
  • 760 (Q1 2012)
  • 750S (Q1 2012)
  • 680/670 (Q2 2012)
  • 661/660 (Q2 2012)
  • 530  (Q1 2012)
  • G6960 (Q2 2012)
LGA 1155 Processors
  • 2300 (Q2 2012)
LGA 775 Processors
  • E7600/E7500 (Q2 2012)
  • E6800 (December 2011)
  • E6700 (December 2011)
  • E6600 (Q2 2012)
  • E5800 (December 2011)
  • E5700 (Q2 2012)
  • E5500 (Q2 2012)
  • E3500 (Q2 2012)
  • E3300 (Q2 2012)
  • 450/430 (Q1 2012)
Source: MyDrivers


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