Intel to Discontinue Nearly All Desktop Kaby Lake CPUsby Anton Shilov on October 10, 2019 4:30 PM EST
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
|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|
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
|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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MDD1963 - Friday, October 11, 2019 - linkI ordered my 7700K in late Jan 2017, and the 8700K hit the market in October the same year....; your 'only 3 month' assertion is clearly in error somewhere....
MrSpadge - Friday, October 11, 2019 - linkHe said "announced 3 months later".
Fulljack - Friday, October 11, 2019 - linkthey mean 3 months after Ryzen announcement, Intel had to response with Coffee Lake, which main selling point was more core, so that it won't lost the price and core war against AMD.
Kevin G - Thursday, October 10, 2019 - linkOutside of the embedded/IoT market where parts are expected to have at least a 5 year availability, why haven’t they deprecated these long ago? Why difference is there between a quad core Coffee Lake and quad core Kaby Lake beyond clocks, errata and security fixes? Neither of those are real reasons to keep the prior generation around. Intel could have had this capacity for a while now.
The other thing is that if Intel is EOL to make more room on the production lines, that implies that 14 no is going to be for awhile longer. My thought is that there will be a 14 nm Sunny Cove part for desktops.
drexnx - Friday, October 11, 2019 - linkexactly, CFL is categorically superior to KBL in every way, why make any KBL chips at all? (outside of embedded commitments)
especially in a capacity constrained situation, the higher performance will (roughly) equate to a higher ASP which means more margin and a higher ROI
eva02langley - Thursday, October 10, 2019 - linkSo they finally found someway to get more production after milking those to the last drop?
crashtech - Friday, October 11, 2019 - linkThe newsworthy thing about this story is that it's news at all. That's just how sluggish and boring Intel has somehow become. Discontinuing 14nm CPUs while other 14nm CPUs are still in production? It's like watching paint dry.
Alistair - Friday, October 11, 2019 - linkexactly
imaheadcase - Friday, October 11, 2019 - linkOh so you don't want to sell a product that sells like crazy for years on end? Go ahead and start a business please and see how long that lasts for you. Absolutely ZERO reason to complain about 14nm for any reason.
Korguz - Friday, October 11, 2019 - link" Oh so you don't want to sell a product that sells like crazy for years on end " i dont think thats what the person is implying, but when there replacements available, that are potentially better, why keep making the older products ?