While Intel’s recent release of its Coffee Lake Refresh family of processors was not surprising, Intel’s newsletter this week has raised concerns among many customers. The older Comet Lake-S Avengers Edition models in colorful boxes have stopped shipping since yesterday.
Such information is contained in the notification number 117894-00, which the company distributed on December 16 of this year to its customers. The document announces the cessation of shipments of individual boxed versions of the Core i9-10900K, Core i9-10850K, Core i7-10700K and Core i5-10600K processors, and the shipment date of the last batch strangely coincides with the start date of the cut-off program, which was not usually observed before … In fact, some Comet Lake-S processors are no longer shipped by the manufacturer. We are talking here about the processors of the so-called KA series, which was timed to coincide with the release of the game Marvel’s Avengers. Since the marketing campaign has come to an end, then Intel has every right to curtail the supply of processors of this series.
In the notice of the cessation of supplies, Intel also mentions a shift in demand, which is also not difficult to guess, even if you do not even take into account the end of the special offer. The company is most likely looking at Rocket Lake-S processors due to debut next quarter. They will be compatible with the LGA 1200 socket, and the Cypress Cove microarchitecture will “shift” the Sunny Cove architecture known from mobile Ice Lake to a more stable and predictable 14nm manufacturing process. In this case, deliveries of Comet Lake-S are gradually being phased out in order to eliminate internal competition. So far, however, we are talking only about the boxed versions of the KA series, dedicated to the release of the game Marvel’s Avangers. The usual modifications of the listed processors are still shipped.
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