Intel is phasing out the 8th generation desktop Core processors
Intel is beginning the phase-out process for its eighth generation of desktop processors once the 10th generation Core processors has been put up for sale. Given that, somje models of Pentium Gold and Celeron processors that are based on 14nm Coffee Lake architecture will also be discontinued. Intel 8th generation Core processors has been on the market since October 2017, and that many others arrived well into 2018, it seems that Intel may be discontinuing this series prematurely.
The discontinuation date is June 1, 2020, and it affects the entire series, from the Celerons to the Core i7, which includes three processors that have been used by Apple in its Mac Mini (8100B, 8500B and 8700B). Still, original equipment manufacturers will still be able to order units from all processors until December 18, 2020, with the last shipment of processors being made on June 4, 2021.
You can see the list of discontinued Intel processors below.
Features of the Intel 8th generation Core processors
According to Intel’s press release for the eighth-generation Core processors, they included the following:
– An incredible portfolio of standard and unlocked systems for a wide range of uses and performance levels. – New system acceleration when combined with Intel Optane memory for incredible system responsiveness.
– Intel Turbo Boost 2.0 technology to offer users increased performance.
– Intel Hyper-Threading Technology that will enable each processor core to enhance the multitasking experience, speed up workflow, and accomplish more in less time.
– Support for DDR4 RAM technology that allows systems to have up to 64 GB of memory and up to 2666 MT / s of memory transfer speed.
– The ability to establish an overclocking relationship with unlocked processors when paired with select chipset SKUs to give you more control and granularity for overclocking on the platform.