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News Intel discontinues Skylake processor ranges

Discussion in 'Article Discussion' started by bit-tech, 7 Sep 2017.

  1. bit-tech

    bit-tech Supreme Overlord Staff Administrator

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  2. bawjaws

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    Seems reasonable really: the 6700K is two years old now, and will shortly be two generations behind the (soon-to-be) current Coffee Lake, so another few months on the market seems perfectly fair.

    Just for interest, how does the shelf-life of the 6700K compare to previous generations, like the i7 4770K?
     
  3. Hustler

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    For any other business, this would mean big price cuts, but oh no, this is the PC market, where prices will now actually go up for a discontinued product and stay up.

    I bet the 6700K will still be £320+ two years from now...:rollingeyes:

    What a thoroughly dysfunctional market we have when it comes to PC components.
     
  4. Wakka

    Wakka Yo, eat this, ya?

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    But even if they were still in stock at retailers, who would buy one new?
     
  5. Stanley Tweedle

    Stanley Tweedle NO VR NO PLAY

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    I got sick of intel rising processor and temperature costs.

    Built my first ever AMD a few weeks ago.
     
  6. TheMadDutchDude

    TheMadDutchDude The Flying Dutchman

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    As did a lot of people on this forum. RYZEN baby! :D
     
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  7. Stanley Tweedle

    Stanley Tweedle NO VR NO PLAY

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    For me the move to Piezen was scary. I've only ever owned intel processors. I only considered buying AMD once before when they were faster and just as I was about to... Intel released core duo.

    A few weeks I pulled the trigger on a piezen 1700. Built it just over a week ago. Got sick of intel using thermal paste on IHS. Sick of intel monopoly. Funny to see their panic releases...
     
  8. TheMadDutchDude

    TheMadDutchDude The Flying Dutchman

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    It sure is funny to see their panic releases. However, it is more funny to see press kiss their ass by trying to sell it in the review as a good chip... :lol:
     
  9. DeckerdBR

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    I feel out-dates with a 2nd gen i5 :S
    It's weird to think of sky lake being discontinued on that basis but I guess that's just how it works.
    I'm going to wait till this system fails and look at a totally new one (open to AMD even!) when it does, as every time I have though about upgrading to the current gen, people tell me the benefits would be marginal for the cost.
     
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