Friday, October 24, 2008

Intel Begins Phasing Out 65nm Xeon Processors

According to TG Daily over the next eight month Intel will start phasing out many of its 65nm in favor of its new 45nm CPUs.

A major announcement came in the form of a product change notification (PCN) to customers, which lists 31 different boxed and Core-based Xeon dual- and quad-core processors that are being phased out by July.

The PCN lists six dual-core Xeon processors from the Woodcrest core line (5120, 5150, LV5148, 5110, 5130, 5140, 5160) as well as nine quad-core versions from the Clovertown core line(E5310, E5320, L5320, E5335, L5335, E5345, X5365, X5355) as well as variations of these CPUs for a total of 31 processors being phased out.

Intel told customers that orders for these processors will not be cancelable after January 23, 2009 and final orders can be submitted until April 23, 2009. Intel plans the final shipment of these processors for July 23, 2009.

Intel said that the boxed versions of these processors will be offered until supply is depleted, but the company will be offering tray versions of the CPUs instead of boxed versions thereafter. There are subtle but important differences between tray and boxed processors as the tray versions do not come with a fan and a shorter warranty through the reseller.

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