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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  • BedfordTim - Friday, October 11, 2019 - link

    The embedded versions are marked IoT in the table.
    IT departments also like to support kit as replacing someone's computer can be surprisingly expensive.
    Reply
  • drexnx - Friday, October 11, 2019 - link

    it's not like processors wear out or go bad during a typical device lifecycle though. Reply
  • DanNeely - Friday, October 11, 2019 - link

    And as long as they have to keep making the base die for the guaranteed long availability models it costs them almost nothing to bin a few of the chips into other models for anyone who actually wants them. Mostly embedded customers with slightly faster product turnover rates I assume. Reply
  • PhilipJ - Friday, October 11, 2019 - link

    When making a product companies often make deals with manufacturers to keep certain parts in production, so that they can keep producing their own product for as long as possible without needing to refresh the design every couple of years.
    Those deals might have ran out by now, which is why they're now marked as EOL.
    Reply
  • damianrobertjones - Friday, October 11, 2019 - link

    I think they continued selling them, for awhile, because it enabled people to post using capitals at the start of sentences. I think they've given up. :) Reply
  • Dragonstongue - Friday, October 11, 2019 - link

    ROFL

    lolz
    Reply
  • drexnx - Friday, October 11, 2019 - link

    I had to conserve 'em so Dragonstongue could randomly capitalize entire words in his unintelligible screed. Reply
  • Dragonstongue - Friday, October 11, 2019 - link

    if YOU were not aware, just because Intel has a "higher 14nm version" does NOT auto mean better performance...there ARE + / - one generation to the next....Intel has been busting their butt (as well as their massive bank accounts etc) JUST to stay "relevant" (competing with others using "near same" die size, transistor size, gate pitch all that fancy stuff.

    to my Knowledge, really the only "new chips" Intel has release in past few years that are beasts (chew power to try and prove how beastly) 9900 (various models)

    beyond such....2000 got replaced by 3000 (not really worth at all) 4000 (some were better, not all) 5000/6000 (these were pretty much the "turn point" "overall" i.e go from max performance with an eye on power use to max power use reduction WHILE keeping performance up, 7000 mostly increase over 6000, 8000 far as I am aware, they "back peddle" performance to gain in other ways, then there is 9000 generation (one they are shipping currently)

    the 9600 mehh 6-7-8000 had direct compete with bt overall, 9000 is the "new" balance point for Intel in regards that they can make a lean chip, or drive it to mach10 level (use copious power produce lots of heat, not even Intel can go beyond physics limitations)

    IMO they likely ONLY doing this because they see is maybe that much more $$$$ for THEM to keep producing old (likely pricey) tooling for a few "ok sellers" the rest have been replaced for years effectively

    there is also the other side that Intel has NOT really highlighted as of late

    SECURITY

    maybe they also getting rid of the "old insecure" to maybe try to get a full top to bottom as secure as can be designs............
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  • Diji1 - Monday, October 14, 2019 - link

    >8000 far as I am aware, they "back peddle" performance to gain in other ways

    You don't seem to be aware that they added more cores and threads to most of the 8000 series ...
    Reply
  • Kastriot - Saturday, October 12, 2019 - link

    Because they are greedy bastards? Reply

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