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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  • drexnx - Thursday, October 10, 2019 - link

    why were they even still making these? especially the skylake stuff! they're on a different gen 14nm process! Reply
  • Duwelon - Thursday, October 10, 2019 - link

    I might be mis-remember this, but I'm pretty sure they only stopped making 486's sometime after Pentium II's came out. Reply
  • ozzuneoj86 - Thursday, October 10, 2019 - link

    Intel was still producing 486 processors until 2007. Reply
  • jimbo2779 - Friday, October 11, 2019 - link

    To be fair that is some time after the Pentium 2 came out. Reply
  • Samus - Friday, October 11, 2019 - link

    I mean they were still making Pentium's well into 2010's if you consider the Atom... :)

    But I agree it's ridiculous they are still going to produce 4-generation old parts into next year...you can't even get motherboards for these things anymore.
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  • imaheadcase - Friday, October 11, 2019 - link

    You and others seem to forget they are making them..because they have customers for them. Just because you don't know the applications used for the CPU doesn't mean it doesn't have a market. Even motherboards don't have to actually be sold to consumers for these CPU, they could be custom in house boards for testing or something for specific applications.

    One could argue that lots of the CPUs from intel or amd shouldnt even be made anymore..but they are.
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  • mrvco - Friday, October 11, 2019 - link

    I expect that there are contractual obligations involved... government, corporate, institutional or whatever. Reply
  • jabber - Saturday, October 12, 2019 - link

    Yes apparently older lithography parts work better in space, less affected by radiation etc. Reply
  • Samus - Sunday, October 13, 2019 - link

    I guess I should have emphasized the elephant in the room here: all of these old architectures don’t have silicon level fixes for spectre and meltdown. That’s why the new architecture parts are in such short supply because that’s all customers want. Intel has literally said this. They can’t make them fast enough. Reply
  • bananaforscale - Saturday, October 12, 2019 - link

    Atom wasn't a Pentium, more like Pentium M which was a totally different architecture. Reply

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