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Intel discontinues its 7th Gen Kaby Lake CPUs

It's been a couple of years since Intel's Kaby Lake processors were in the headlines, but Intel has announced that its 7th Gen desktop CPUs will be discontinued as of October 2020. This follows on from last week's news that the Kaby Lake-G mobile processors, using AMD Radeon RX Vega M graphics, will also be discontinued.

As reported by Tom's Hardware, Intel last week released two ‘Product Change Notifications', or PCNs, which moved its 7th Gen Kaby Lake CPUs to End Of Life status. PCN 117180-00 covered a list of 20 CPUs which are to be discontinued, and a separate PCN – 117184-00 – added another four 7th Gen CPUs to that list.

Currently, Intel estimates that last orders for these processors will be taken on April 24, 2020, with a last shipment date of October 9 next year. We reviewed the then-flagship i7-7700K back in January 2017, with the processors facing stiff competition from 1st Gen Ryzen – leading to 8th Gen Coffee Lake releasing that same year.


Here is a full list of processors that have been discontinued:

  • Intel® CoreTM i5-7600K Processor
  • Intel® CoreTM i5-7400 Processor
  • Intel® Pentium® Processor G4560
  • Intel® CoreTM i5-7400T Processor
  • Intel® CoreTM i5-7600 Processor
  • Intel® CoreTM i5-7600T Processor
  • Intel® CoreTM i7-7700K Processor
  • Intel® CoreTM i3-7320 Processor
  • Intel® CoreTM i3-7300 Processor
  • Intel® CoreTM i3-7350K Processor
  • Intel® CoreTM i3-7100 Processor
  • Intel® Pentium® Processor G4620
  • Intel® Pentium® Processor G4600
  • Intel® Celeron® Processor G3950
  • Intel® Celeron® Processor G3930
  • Intel® CoreTM i3-7300T Processor
  • Intel® CoreTM i3-7100T Processor
  • Intel® Pentium® Processor G4600T
  • Intel® Pentium® Processor G4560T
  • Intel® Celeron® Processor G3930T
  • Intel® Core™ i7-6700 Processor
  • Intel® Core™ i7-6700 Processor
  • Intel® Core™ i5-7500 Processor
  • Intel® Core™ i5-7500T Processor
  • Intel® Core™ i7-7700 Processor
  • Intel® Core™ i7-7700T Processor

KitGuru says: Intel's Kaby Lake processors arrived just before 1st Gen Ryzen, and since then we have seen a rapid adoption of high core-count processors, with 8, 12 and even 16-core parts available on consumer platforms. Do any of you still use a 7th Gen CPU?

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