Intel Corp. announced that it had initiated product discontinuance program for two of its high-performance Intel Pentium 4 processors clocked at 3.80GHz and 3.60GHz. The gradual cease of supply of the Pentium 4 500-series chips aligns product family offered by Intel Corp. and simplifies microprocessor choice for customers.
“Market demand for the Desktop Intel Pentium 4 processors 3.80GHz and 3.60GHz [with] 800FSB on 90nm Process Technology in the 775-Land Package has shifted to other Intel processors,” an Intel’s document for the partners reads. The chips to be discontinued are Intel Pentium 4 models 571 and 561 which support Intel Enhanced Memory 64 technology (EM64T) and were introduced officially only in late June. While the firm plans to withdraw the models 571 and 561 from the list, it has not announced similar plans concerning less advanced chips with similar clock-speeds – 570J, 560J and 560 – that do not support EM64T.
News source: X-bit labs