Intel discontinues first-gen Bay Trail Celeron and Pentium chips
Intel released the Celeron and Pentium budget Bay Trail SoCs last September, aiming both mobile and the desktop markets. These new 22 nm chips feature a rich set of enhancements that translates in a per-clock CPU performance of up to 30% higher than previous generation. Next, the Burst-enabled models arrived with even higher frequencies and an impressive level of performance, but unfortunately Intel will discontinue all of them in just a few months.
These are the details of the retirement schedule as published by Intel in its Product Change Notification documents:
- Pentium J2850 for desktops and mobile Celeron N2810 and Pentium N3510 will ship until April 25, with the last orders before February 11
- The mobile Celeron N2806, N2815, N2820, N2920, and Pentium N3520 will end their life on April 11 and they will ship until May
- Celeron J1750, J1850, N2805 and N2910 will be discontinued on August 22, on the same date as high-end Core i7-3940XM Extreme Edition as well as tray and boxed versions of Intel Core i7-3740QM and i7-3840QM.
According to Intel's documents mentioned earlier, the last Celeron and Core i7 chips from the Bay Trail family will ship in February 2015.