Intel discontinues first-gen Bay Trail Celeron and Pentium chips
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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.