Intel is discontinuing 10th-gen Core, Lakefield, Celeron, and Pentium laptop processors

jsilva

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What just happened? Intel Ice Lake-U and Lakefield SKUs have only been available for two years, but documents recently issued by Intel show that their product discontinuance program has already begun. Alongside these two series, Intel will also be discontinuing all Comet Lake-U SKUs, the Celeron 5205U and 5805, and the Pentium 6805.

With Tiger Lake-U out in the wild, there's not much reason to keep producing Ice Lake-U chips anymore. As seen in our Intel Core i7-1165G7 processor review, the Tiger Lake-U processor is generally faster than Ice Lake-U, mainly due to the higher clock speeds it offers.

What's most surprising is the discontinuation of Lakefield. Intel hasn't yet unveiled a successor to its first hybrid processors, and considering the timing of Lakefield's dismissal, it looks like it won't. The series only comprised two SKUs, the Core i3-L13G4 and Core i5-L16G7, which were featured in less than a handful of devices.

Here's the detailed list of all Intel 10th-gen Core, Lakefield, Celeron, and Pentium processors to be discontinued:

  • Intel Core i3-10110U
  • Intel Core i3-10210U
  • Intel Core i5-10210U
  • Intel Core i5-10310U
  • Intel Core i7-10510U
  • Intel Core i7-10610U
  • Intel Core i7-10710U
  • Intel Core i7-10810U
  • Intel Core i3-1005G1
  • Intel Core i5-1035G1
  • Intel Core i5-1035G4
  • Intel Core i5-1035G7
  • Intel Core i7-1065G7
  • Intel Core i3-L13G4
  • Intel Core i5-L16G7
  • Intel Celeron 5205U
  • Intel Celeron 5805
  • Intel Celeron 6805

Intel uploaded the product change notification on its QMDS website. According to the documents, the product discontinuation process started on July 6. The chip manufacturer will accept orders for most of these processors until October 22, with the last batch scheduled to be sent on April 29, 2022.

The Core i7-10810U/10610U, Core i5-10310U, and Celeron 5205U processors will be the exception. Intel will accept chip orders until January 28, 2022, and the last batch will be shipped on July 29, 2022.

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Nanochip

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With alder lake coming with a much better golden cove core plus the gracemont cores, no reason to continue wasting production dollars on the low volume Lakefield. It served its purpose, allowed Microsoft and I’m guessing Linux kernel scheduler engineers to tune their code for hybrid processors, so time to move on to the Alder Lake and beyond.


Good to see Intel making moves. And AMD has crushed it with Zen 3. The market needs a strong x86 presence to fend off the ARM infiltration that’s coming with Qualcomm Nuvia, Apple M2, and Nvidia, Ampere and others.
 

Lew Zealand

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Apple still sells 10th Gen 13" MacBook Pros which have the Ice Lake i5-1038NG7 and i7-1068NG7, not on this discontinued list. I wonder how much longer Apple will continue to offer them as I expected those to be included on this list since Apple is expected to move to all Apple CPUs soon.
 

rmcrys

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The market needs a strong x86 presence to fend off the ARM infiltration that’s coming with Qualcomm Nuvia, Apple M2, and Nvidia, Ampere and others.

Intel bought a company that is good with RISC-V, because even Intel doesn't believe in x86 anymore
 

SixTymes

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Good, rid those old procs, get on with DDR5 support already. I am and have been waiting for gen 12 and or 13 with DDR5 for years, kindly release them Intel.
 

Nanochip

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Intel bought a company that is good with RISC-V, because even Intel doesn't believe in x86 anymore
Which company is that ? Because as far as I can tell Intel didn’t purchase SiFive, but instead licensed its tech for use on 7nm. That doesn’t mean x86 is dead…