04 Intel makes preparations to phase out six low end CPUs

With Ivy Bridge's reign upon us and a slew of new processor models on the cards, Intel is running its usual course of phasing out the old and rolling in the new, only in this particular instance it's preparing to chop off some older low-end parts in the Celeron, Core i3 and Pentium famlies.

With Ivy Bridge's reign upon us and a slew of new processor models on the cards, Intel is running its usual course of phasing out the old and rolling in the new, only in this particular instance it's preparing to chop off some older low-end parts in the Celeron, Core i3 and Pentium famlies.

It was advised to its partners in a recent product change notification that it will will cease shipments of the following processor models as of April 16th, 2013 :-

– Celeron P4600 (2.0 GHz)
– Core i3-370M (2.4 GHz0
– Core i3-390M (2.6 GHz)
– Pentium P6100 (2.0 GHz)
– Pentium P6200 (2.13 GHz)
– Pentium P6300 (2.2 GHz)

Orders can continue to be made by customers with the ability to cancel up until October 16th of this year, after which date cancellations can no longer be made. Intel justifies the discontinuation of the aforementioned models due to a "shift of market demand".