Intel discontinues production of numerous processors
The product range from Intel is getting longer and longer and once again the time has come to remove older products from the portfolio. In total, it hits eleven processors from the server, desktop and mobile area, which are sent to the eternal hunting grounds.
In the 64-bit server segment, the Itanium with 733 and 800 MHz, which has since found a successor with the Itanium 2, is the hit. The old Pentium 4 with 1.9 GHz, which was produced in 0.18 µm based on the Willamette core, was also found on the wafer lately, the model with 2.0 and 1.8 GHz already has it the same fate overtook some time ago. The 1.3 GHz Celeron and the Pentium III with 1.3 and 1.4 GHz also fell victim to the red line. The server variants of the Pentium III with 512kb L2 cache in the versions with 1.3 and 1.4 GHz will still be available. If the 1.4 GHz Celeron is now discontinued, which will be the case in the foreseeable future, the Celeron variants based on the Willamette-128 core are immediately better off. So far, at least the 1.7 GHz Celeron (Willamette -128) beat the 1.4 GHz Celeron (Tualatin-256) in most benchmarks despite the higher clock rate.
The choice of processors is also somewhat limited for notebooks. The Pentium 4-M 1.6 GHz, the Pentium III-M 1.06 as well as the low voltage version with 866 MHz and the ultra low voltage version with 800 MHz are set. The Mobile Celeron 1.13 GHz will also soon no longer be available for notebooks.