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
Tray Boxed
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
Celeron G3930E Launched Launched -
Celeron G3930T Launched Launched -
Celeron G3930TE Launched Launched -

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
Tray Boxed
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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  • Samus - Sunday, October 13, 2019 - link

    The Atom shares literally 90% of its architecture with the Pentium III Reply
  • ibnmadhi - Sunday, October 13, 2019 - link

    In addition to what the other poster said Pentium M also shares like 90% of its architecture with Pentium III... Reply
  • peevee - Wednesday, October 16, 2019 - link

    First Atoms were in-order parts, even Pentium Pro was out-of-order. Pentium M were OoO AFAIR. Reply
  • HStewart - Wednesday, October 16, 2019 - link

    Actually in newer processors the Pentium's like G4600 or so listed about Pentium M actually have move closer to iSeries except for lower voltage. Architexture with at least 7 and 8 series not much different and I saw absolute no difference with new 10nm series except for power. It would be very interesting to see the performance. 10th series even has AVX-512 Reply
  • HStewart - Wednesday, October 16, 2019 - link

    No editing here what I meant the G4600 Pentiums are closer to Atom, But you mention Pentium M which you might be close - not to be confuse with Core - M which is close to I series. Reply
  • Korguz - Thursday, October 17, 2019 - link

    come on hstewart... learn how to spell architecture correctly !!!!!!!! for some one who " claims " to know so much about computers and says they have had the jobs in that industry for 30 years.. and you cant even spell that word correctly ?????? Reply
  • eastcoast_pete - Saturday, October 12, 2019 - link

    If for no other reason, the 486 Dx was a lot less power hungry than the Pentium and Pentium II, and perfectly suitable for office use with the Windows versions before Win95. Also a lot cheaper. Reply
  • regsEx - Thursday, October 10, 2019 - link

    Business. It's far easier and cheaper to maintain large park of devices when they all same. Reply
  • eek2121 - Thursday, October 10, 2019 - link

    Because as the process matures and R&D is paid for, costs go down. That means they actually make the most money on their older chips, even with price cuts. AMD uses the same strategy. Reply
  • ilt24 - Thursday, October 10, 2019 - link

    @drexnx ... "why were they even still making these?"

    They guarantee supply of the embedded version of their chips for 7 years which are the same die on the same process...so they need to keep production going to support the embedded version. WIth the non embedded version, they can do the EOL notice any time before the EOL of the embedded version, it could depend on demand or the lasiness of the person that formally does the EOL notice :-)
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