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Intel starts hacking at Core 2 lineup

some big models being dropped soon
By: Steve Dougherty | Hacking & Security News | Posted: Feb 3, 2009 3:01 am

A significant portion of Intel's Core 2 lineup will be dropped by Q3 of this year. Intel will first begin the phase-out by issuing a PDN (product discontinuation notice) to all channel vendors and distributors for its Core 2 Quad Q6700 and Core 2 Duo E4700 processors later this month; these CPUs will soon after reach EOL (end of life).

 

Intel starts hacking at Core 2 lineup

 

The same process will occur during Q2'09 where some beloved models like the good ole' Q6600 will say goodbye. The full phase-out during this period will include the Core 2 Extreme QX9770 and QX9650, Core 2 Duo E8300, Pentium E2200 and E2180 as well as the Celeron E1200.

 

Come Q3, even more will be stripped from the quickly diminishing lineup with one definitive being the Core 2 Duo E7200.

 

More details here.

 

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