Intel puts five Xeons on death row
Nehalem's first casualties
Intel's newly released Nehalem EP-core Xeon processors have inflicted their first casualties: five older Xeons are scheduled to be phased out.
According to Intel's Product Change Notification #109186-00  (PDF), you'll be able to buy these death-row Xeons in a retail box until January 9, 2010.
The Xeons set for the chopping block all have 1333MHz frontside buses. The two parts with X in their product number are 45nm, 95-watt Yorkfield  parts, the three without are 65nm, 65-watt Conroes .
The doomed processors are:
- Quad-core 2.66GHz Xeon X3350  with 12MB L2 cache
- Quad-core 2.5GHz Xeon X3320  with 6MB L2 cache
- Dual-core 3GHz Xeon 3085  with 4MB L2 cache
- Dual-core 2.66GHz Xeon 3075  with 4MB L2 cache
- Dual-core 2.33GHz Xeon 3065  with 4MB L2 cache
In microprocessor evolution as in nature, there are winners  and there are losers. According to Intel, these parts are being phased out because "market demand ... has shifted to other Intel processors."
AMD was not mentioned. ®