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Mar 28, 2012

Intel Discontinues Several Core and Xeon CPUs

As new processors appear, or get ready to launch, older ones have to make way for them, which means that their time is at an end, or soon will be. 

Before we really start waxing poetically about the fleeting nature of life (however little the concept applies to inanimate objects), we'll try to get to the point, more or less. 

Basically, Intel has decided to stop making some central processing units, among other things. 

One of the chips is the Intel Core i3-2105, a dual-core model whose full feature list can be found right over here

We'll just mention the clock frequency of 3.1 GHz, the cache memory of 3 MB (Intel Smart Cache) and the distinct lack of Turbo Boost technology. 

The other processor that will cease to be soon is Xeon L3406 , a dual-core at 2.26 GHz with 4 MB of Intel Smart Cache memory. 

This one does have Turbo Boost though, which means that it can climb up to 2.53 GHz. 

The product discontinuation program will start on April 2 this year (2012), which is just a few days away. It applies to both the tray options, as well as the boxed versions. 

That doesn't mean the units will magically disappear though. In fact, Intel will allow some months after that date for prospective customers to still get the chips. 

That is to say, for the Xeon units, shipments won't totally stop until October 4, 2013, though this goes only for the tray versions. Boxed chips will only keep selling while supplies last. 

As for the Core i3-2105, tray models will cease shipping on April 5, 2013, while boxed CPUs will continue until inventories are exhausted. 

For those not completely clear on the matter, boxed chips are the actual products, while tray shipments are the company's offer to Intel Authorized Distributors, as a substitute for depleted boxed ones.


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