Intel Discontinues Production of Core Gen-11 Tiger Lake Processors
|Illustration of Intel Core H-Series processors. (Intel)|
In a significant move, Intel has announced the discontinuation of production for its 11th generation processors, also known as Tiger Lake. This decision affects several versions of the Tiger Lake processors, including the Core i3-1115G4, Core i5-1130G7, and Core i7-1165G7. While Intel had already ceased production of some Tiger Lake variants back in April, this recent development marks the discontinuation of the remaining processors within the Tiger Lake lineup. However, Intel will continue to accept orders for the 11th gen processors until October 27, 2023. The final orders will be shipped by the company on December 29, 2023, and June 28, 2024. Tiger Lake, released in May 2021, is an Intel chip based on a 10nm architecture primarily designed for laptops. However, due to intense competition from AMD Ryzen 4000 (Renoir), Intel introduced the 65W B-series, enabling clients to install Tiger Lake processors in desktop systems.
Discontinuation of Intel Core Gen-11 Processors
Intel, like other technology companies, follows the tradition of discontinuing older products, especially in preparation for new product launches. With the discontinuation of the 11th gen processor lineup, the remaining offerings in Intel's Core catalog include the 12th gen (Alder Lake) and the upcoming 13th gen, codenamed Raptor Lake. Additionally, Intel has been developing a new generation of processors known as Meteor Lake, expected to be ready by late 2022. Intel's CEO, Pat Gelsinger, revealed that the Meteor Lake processors would be equipped with specialized AI logic, as reported by PCWorld on June 7, 2023. While Intel has not disclosed the specific launch date for the 14th gen Meteor Lake processors, the company's roadmap indicates a release within this year.
Speculations Surrounding Intel's Meteor Lake Processors
Rumors from YouTuber Moore's Law Is Dead suggest that Intel's highly anticipated Meteor Lake processors may be introduced in October 2023. According to these rumors, the Meteor Lake processors will feature 14 cores divided into six performance cores and eight efficiency cores. It is also speculated that the processors will support DDR5 and LPDDR5 memory, as well as PCIe 5.0. With the launch of Meteor Lake, Intel is expected to discontinue support for DDR4 memory.
Intel's decision to discontinue production of the Core Gen-11 Tiger Lake processors marks a strategic shift in their product lineup. As they make way for newer generations, such as the upcoming Alder Lake and Raptor Lake processors, Intel aims to stay competitive in the rapidly evolving semiconductor industry. The future release of the highly anticipated Meteor Lake processors promises advanced features, including specialized AI logic and support for the latest memory technologies. Technology enthusiasts and industry professionals eagerly await further updates and the official launch of Intel's Meteor Lake processors, which are poised to redefine computing performance and efficiency.