Intel is preparing to discontinue numerous dual-core and quad-core CPUs in the next few months, cutting back significantly on the portfolio of processors on the market. They initially were preparing to discontinue a handful
of processors, and now the list has grown.
A total of at least 13 CPUs are scheduled for dismissal in this move, including both 65nm and 45nm parts
. Discontinued CPUs will include dual core models from the E4600 all the way to the E8300, as well several quad-core models. The official notices is expected soon, at which time Intel will probably also reveal a roadmap for the CPUs that will succeed them.