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.