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Intel's latest discontinuation notice includes some 8th-gen Intel Core i7 processors

The Core i7-8700K has reached its EOL. (Source: Intel)
The Core i7-8700K has reached its EOL. (Source: Intel)
Intel has announced that a raft of processors based on the Coffee Lake architecture have reached the end of their life. This new notice encompasses Core i3-, i5- and i7-8xxx CPUs. It also extends to certain Pentium Gold and Celeron desktop chipsets.
Deirdre O'Donnell,

Intel has announced the discontinuation of various 8th-gen former Coffee Lake Core i3-, i5- or i7 processors as of June 1, 2020. Accordingly, they mostly comprise desktop processors, as well as the i3-8100B, i5-8500B and i7-8700B mobile chipsets.

This new EOL notice also applies to the Celeron G4900 and G4920, as well as the Pentium Gold G5400, G5500- and G5600-series. The latter are all desktop processors clocked from 3.2 to 3.9GHz. However, the news that the i7-8700K will no longer be sold soon may be of most interest to consumers or prosumers.

The range of chipsets - including all of their boxed units - will remain on shelves until December 18, 2020, and will become non-returnable on that date. They will continue to be shipped until June 4, 2021. Therefore, those interested in building a rig using, say, the 3.6GHz Core i5-8600K may be in line for a good deal soon.

The full list of discontinued Coffee Lake-based chipsets. (Source: Intel)
The full list of discontinued Coffee Lake-based chipsets. (Source: Intel)

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Deirdre O'Donnell, 2020-06- 2 (Update: 2020-06- 2)
Deirdre O'Donnell
I became a professional writer and editor shortly after graduation. My degrees are in biomedical sciences; however, they led to some experience in the biotech area, which convinced me of its potential to revolutionize our health, environment and lives in general. This developed into an all-consuming interest in more aspects of tech over time: I can never write enough on the latest electronics, gadgets and innovations. My other interests include imaging, astronomy, and streaming all the things. Oh, and coffee.