Original URL: http://www.theregister.co.uk/2009/04/08/discontinued_xeons/

Intel puts five Xeons on death row

Nehalem's first casualties

By Rik Myslewski

Posted in Hardware, 8th April 2009 23:22 GMT

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:

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. ®