Intel has updated its partners with details its latest desktop CPU roadmap, as well issuing product discontinuance notice (PDN), end of life (EOL) and price cut schedules for the next few months, sources at motherboard makers have disclosed.
The company is planning PDNs for the Core 2 Extreme QX9770 and 9650 in the first quarter of 2009, and the two CPUs will phase out of the market in the second quarter. The company will also send out PDNs for four quad-core CPUs including the Core 2 Quad Q9450, ten dual-core CPUs including the Core 2 Duo E8300, three Pentium CPUs including the Pentium E2220 and the Celeron E1200 starting in November, and all products will phase out between the first and second quarters next year.
On October 19, the company will cut the price of the Core 2 Quad Q8200 and Q6600, Core 2 Duo 7300, and Pentium E2220 and E2200 CPUs, and will launch the Core 2 Duo E7400.
On November 30, the company is planning to launch the Core 2 Quad Q8300 with a core frequency of 2.5GHz, Pentium E5300 at 2.6GHz, and dual-core Celeron E1500 at 2.2GHz, priced at US$224, US$86 and US$53 in thousand-unit tray quantities, respectively.
On January 18 next year, the company will launch the Core 2 Duo E7500 CPU at 2.93GHz and priced at US$133, and will reduce pricing for the Core 2 Quad Q8200 from US$193 to US$183, Core 2 Duo E7400 from US$133 to US$113, Pentium E5200 from US$84 to US$76, Pentium E2220 from US$84 to US$64 and Celeron E1400 from US$54 to US$43.
Intel will launch its Core i7 CPUs and X58 chipsets in November. Model numbers for the three Core i7 CPUs available at launch have been detailed as: Core i7 965 with a core frequency of 3.2GHz, Core i7 940 at 2.93GHz and Core i7 920 at 2.66GHz. The company will launch more models in the second quarter of 2009.
Intel declined the opportunity to respond to this report saying it cannot comment on unannounced products.