Intel has just announced that it will stop manufacturing a whole lot of 32nm processors in the following months. The company is preparing its customers by announcing the final date for the final orders that can be placed for the respective models.
Therefore, Intel’s Core i5-2310, i5-2320, i5-2400S, i5-2400, i5-2405S, i5-2500, i5-2500K, i5-2500S, i5-2500T, i7-2600, 7-2600K, i7-2600S as well as the famous Core i7-2700K processors will reach end of life by spring of the next year.
The final ordering date for these models is 29 March 2013 while the last shipments will arrive in September of the same year.
It’s good to see that Intel is moving towards the less power hungry Ivy Bridge
CPUs, but it’s quite disappointing that the company keeps shipping them using low-quality thermal interface material (TIM) underneath the processor’s integrated heat spreader (IHS).