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Intel cashes in ancient chips

Intel has finally waved farewell to is 386 and 486 processors, though their departure will be a drawn-out process, lasting through to 28 September 2007, Reg Hardware has learned, when the chip maker will no longer ship the parts. Its original RISC chip, the i960, is also for the chop. Intel documentation reveals that the …
Tony Smith, 18 May 2006
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Intel marks Pentium D 920 for termination

Intel has confirmed earlier hints that its 65nm dual-core Pentium D 920 is nearing the end of its useful life. The chip giant last week told customers that it will stop taking orders for the part on 30 June this year. Company documentation seen by Reg Hardware reveals that orders for boxed and tray-mounted 920s become non- …
Tony Smith, 13 Mar 2006

Apple drops 20in iMac G5

Bid farewell to the PowerPC-based iMac G5, ladies and gentlemen. Apple has dropped the 20in model from its online stores in the UK, Europe and Japan, though the machine remains on sale in the US. Not for long though, we'd guess. Apple pulled the 17in iMac G5 early in February, almost a month after introducing the Intel-based …
Tony Smith, 13 Mar 2006
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Intel to ditch half its Itanium 2 line-up

Intel has told customers it is discontinuing the production of eight Itanium 2 processors, all victims of demand for "higher performance" products. The chips marked for termination are the 1GHz and 1.4GHz dual-processor models, both with 1.5MB of L3 cache. The 1.4GHz/3MB DP-oriented Itanic 2 is out too, as are the 1.1GHz/4MB, 1. …
Tony Smith, 01 Feb 2006

Intel EOLs 533MHz FSB Xeon CPUs

Intel has formally announced the demise of the 533MHz frontside bus-supporting Xeon processor, company documents seen by The Register reveal. With the Xeon DP line now already running an 800MHz frontside bus, marking the 533MHz version's cards comes as no surprise perhaps, but the decision to end-of-life the products is now …
Tony Smith, 06 Sep 2005
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Intel signals demise of low-end Celeron M chips

Intel has scheduled the 1.3GHz Celeron M 350J and the 1GHz ultra-low voltage Celeron M 373 for termination, company documents seen by The Register reveal. It's the usual story of demand shifting to higher-performance products. Last month, Intel introduced the 1.6GHz Celeron M 380, and cut the prices of the 370 and 360J. It was …
Tony Smith, 09 Aug 2005

Intel aligns key old-style Centrino EOL dates

Anyone in the market for Intel's 855 and 852 mobile chipsets now has a month more to request product before the chip giant stops taking cancellable orders for them. Prospective buyers now have until 23 September to order the 400MHz FSB, AGP 4x Centrino chipsets and still get the chance to pull out of the order. Until recently, …
Tony Smith, 08 Aug 2005

Intel EOLs Mobile P4 chips

It was always going to happen, of course, but Intel's plan to kill off the Mobile Pentium 4 processor has come slightly later than anticipated. The vendor confirmed this week the NetBurst-for-notebooks chips will only be available to order through to 19 August. The death of the chip family was heralded in February 2004, by …
Tony Smith, 25 May 2005
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Intel kills 64-bit Pentium 4s

Update Intel will stop shipping seven 64-bit Pentium 4 processors next November, company documents seen by The Register reveal. The list of discontinued products includes chips released as recently as January. Actually, Intel tells us that the parts haven't been discontinued, mereley renamed. So wht not say that in the document? The …
Tony Smith, 29 Apr 2005
The Register breaking news

Intel cans Pentium II

It's amazing to see these things are still around, but this week Intel told its customers that it is to formally discontinue production of the Pentium II at 266, 333, 366 and 466MHz. Fortunately for fans of the old processor family, its end is a long way off. Documentation seen by The Register reveals that you'll be able to …
Tony Smith, 03 Dec 2004
The Register breaking news

Intel cans 3.2GHz P4 Extreme Edition

So farewell, then, Pentium 4 Extreme Edition 3.2GHz. Intel has deemed you are surplus to requirements. You will no longer be available come 19 November 2004. After that date, the chip giant will no longer accept orders for the part, though it will ultimately ship the part through to 29 July 2005 in trays and boxed parts until …
Tony Smith, 09 Aug 2004
The Register breaking news

Elitegroup lets slip 2.13GHz Pentium M details

Taiwan's Elitegroup has revealed that Intel is indeed planning to release a 2.13GHz Pentium M 770 processor this autumn - possibly as early as September 2004. Elitegroup ECS G220 The PC maker this week announced what it claims is the first notebook to offer an integrated 1.3 megapixel digicam. The ECS G220 is pitched at …
Tony Smith, 30 Jul 2004
The Register breaking news

Intel 'delays' Centrino 2 chipset to Q1 2005

Intel's 'Centrino 2' chipset, codenamed Alviso', has once again become the subject of schedule-slip allegations. This weekend, Reuters claimed the part will not surface until Q1 2005, citing "a person with knowledge of the delay". The chipset was originally scheduled for an "autumn" launch, according to Intel's mobile products …
Tony Smith, 19 Jul 2004
The Register breaking news

Intel to add NX security to Pentium 4 in Q4

Intel will add support for Microsoft's No Execute (NX) security technology to its P4 CPUs in Q4, reports suggest. Taiwanese motherboard maker sources cited by DigiTimes claim the chip giant will introduce support for NX from the end of Q3. A BIOS update will be all that's required to enable support at the mobo level, they add …
Tony Smith, 08 Jul 2004
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Intel Wi-Fi module trims Centrino prices

Updated Intel yesterday announced a pair of new 90nm Pentium M processors, this time extending the line downwards. The chip giant also brought in a host of Centrino bundles, not only based on the new PMs, but adding its 802.11b/g wireless adaptor to the 90nm PMs it launched in May this year. The PMs launched this week are the 715 and …
Tony Smith, 24 Jun 2004
The Register breaking news

Intel to update 90nm Mobile P4 core

Intel only began shipping 90nm Mobile Pentium 4 processors at the start of June, but it has already signalled its intention to upgrade the parts' core. Like the desktop 'Prescott' CPUs, the mobile versions are due to move from the current, 'D-0' core stepping to a new one, 'E-0', later this year. Intel will begin sampling E-0 …
Tony Smith, 18 Jun 2004
The Register breaking news

Intel EOLs 3.06GHz Pentium 4

Intel has notified system builders that it is discontinuing its 3.06GHz Pentium 4 chip. The part, which operates across the ageing 533MHz frontside bus and is based on Intel's 130nm 'Northwood' core, will be phased out through the rest of the year, with the chip giant finally refusing to take orders for the part on 15 October …
Tony Smith, 18 Jun 2004
The Register breaking news

Intel to EOL Mobile P4 in Q1 2005

Further confirmation has emerged that Intel will phase out its Mobile Pentium 4 processor during Q1 2005. A move to end-of-line the MP4 was signalled last February by Intel's mobile products chief, Anand Chandrasekher. Speaking to reporters at Intel Developer Forum, he said that the company will probably kill off the Mobile P4 …
Tony Smith, 17 Jun 2004
The Register breaking news

Red Hat pulls plugs on Red Hat Linux product line

Red Hat yesterday unveiled its answer to the vexed question of what it should do about its consumer line - dump it. This is not quite how CEO Matthew Szulik put it to The Register over lunch yesterday, nor indeed did he say flat out 'oh, by the way, we're shooting the Red Hat Linux distribution when North Carolina wakes up, bye …
John Lettice, 04 Nov 2003

Red Hat intros 12 month only support on ‘consumer’ OSes

Microsoft comes under regular fire for its apparent eagerness to end-of-life its products, making them more difficult and expensive to support, and hence forcing users to upgrade to the next version. But without fanfare Red Hat has quietly introduced its own approach to end-of-life, and compared to this, Microsoft's idea of an …
John Lettice, 27 Jan 2003
The Register breaking news

ROMs weren't burned in a day

Letters Nothing escapes the hive mind of the Register readership, and no wayward, single-cell microbe of an error escapes our readers' mulch. So welcome to the postbag, where you get to develop our stories into some useful compost. We're particularly grateful to our erudite readers for an extremely detailed account of why burning CD- …
Andrew Orlowski, 08 Jan 2002
The Register breaking news

AMD fans fans' flames

Updated The lack of thermals - no, not Damart thermals* - in AMD boxed Athlon processors has drawn a flurry of emails from our beloved readers eager to put us right, put us wrong, or just put us down. And meanwhile AMD has confirmed price cuts are on Socket A, and not Slot A parts, which will vanish completely during the rest of this …
Mike Magee, 14 Aug 2000
The Register breaking news

AMD still fab despite analyst downgrade

Financial analyst Ashok Kumar, of USB Piper Jaffray, downgraded AMD shares from buy status to neutral yesterday, while the firm's share price sank a few dollars more on Wall Street. But the decline in the firm's stock price has forced the firm to clarify its position on its fab capacity and the partnerships it has with IBM and …
Mike Magee, 09 Aug 2000
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AMD share price soars, Intel relaxes…

Updated The news that AMD released its 750MHz Athlon processor caused its share price to top $30 in New York yesterday. The same news (probably, or perhaps even possibly), caused Intel's share price to slip around a point from $80 a share to $78 15/16. Now, we understand from sources close to Gateway, that the company might well back …
Mike Magee, 30 Nov 1999