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Intel discontinues the entire 8th-Gen “Coffee Lake-S” lineup of CPUs, including the i7-8700K SKU

Intel recently released a new Product Change Notifications (PCN) for its Coffee Lake-S lineup of processors in which the company has highlighted that it is “discontinuing” the entire Coffee Lake-S series of processors.

The list includes all the 8th-Gen Coffee Lake-S chips, all the way from the “Celerons” up to the Core i7-8700K flagship CPU. The XEON lineup is not included in this list though.

Some SKUs might appear twice, but this is because of the difference between the “boxed” and “tray” chips. Boxed chips are for the DIY market and they come with a CPU cooler included, whereas the tray chips come without any flashy packaging/cooler and these are aimed at OEMs who buy these CPUs in bulk.

Intel has also discontinued a select range of Compute Sticks and NUCs having these 8th-Gen chips. This move doesn’t come as a surprise because the 9’th Gen CPU lineup has already replaced the previous 8’th gen for long, and the 10’th Gen Comet Lake S processors are slowly hitting the shelves. So it makes sense to “discontinue” the previous gen lineup, giving it an EOL (end of life) status of some sort.

Though you can still expect these “discontinued” chips to be sold on some select retail shelves, e-tailers, or even EBay. The discontinuation means no longer shipping the products into distribution, but any previous inventory stock also needs to cleared out. So maybe we can spot the i7-8700K CPU at a bargain price ?

If you are looking to upgrade your CPU or system, then just keep an eye on the current pricing of these 8’th GEN CPUs. Who knows we might find a decent deal after all ? Of course, this is assuming you are really interested in buying these old 8’th gen processors, despite the lineup being succeeded by the 9’th and 10’th generation of processors.

These are the full list of processors. You can download and view the PDF file of the PCN database from here. The full CPU list can also be viewed here as shown below:

  • Intel® Celeron® G4900 Processor
  • Intel® Celeron® Processor G4900T
  • Boxed Intel® Celeron® Processor G4900
  • Boxed Intel® Celeron® Processor G4920
  • Boxed Intel® Core™ i3-8100 Processor
  • Boxed Intel® Core™ i3-8300 Processor
  • Boxed Intel® Core™ i3-8350K Processor
  • Boxed Intel® Core™ i5-8400 Processor
  • Boxed Intel® Core™ i5-8500 Processor
  • Boxed Intel® Core™ i5-8600 Processor
  • Boxed Intel® Core™ i5-8600K Processor
  • Boxed Intel® Core™ i7-8086K Processor
  • Boxed Intel® Core™ i7-8700 Processor
  • Boxed Intel® Core™ i7-8700K Processor
  • Boxed Intel® Pentium® Gold G5400 Processor
  • Intel® Pentium® Gold G5400 Processor
  • Intel® Pentium® Gold G5400T Processor
  • Intel® Pentium® Gold G5500 Processor
  • Intel® Pentium® Gold G5500T Processor
  • Intel® Pentium® Gold G5600 Processor
  • Intel® Pentium® Gold G5600F Processor
  • Intel® Pentium® Gold G5600T Processor
  • Boxed Intel® Pentium® Gold G5500 Processor
  • Boxed Intel® Pentium® Gold G5600 Processor
  • Boxed Intel® Pentium® Gold G5600F Processor
  • Intel® Celeron® Processor G4920
  • Intel® Core™ i3-8100 Processor
  • Intel® Core™ i3-8100B Processor
  • Intel® Core™ i3-8100T Processor
  • Intel® Core™ i3-8300 Processor
  • Intel® Core™ i3-8300T Processor
  • Intel® Core™ i3-8350K Processor
  • Intel® Core™ i5-8400 Processor
  • Intel® Core™ i5-8400T Processor
  • Intel® Core™ i5-8500 Processor
  • Intel® Core™ i5-8500B Processor
  • Intel® Core™ i5-8500T Processor
  • Intel® Core™ i5-8600 Processor
  • Intel® Core™ i5-8600K Processor
  • Intel® Core™ i5-8600T Processor
  • Intel® Core™ i7-8700 Processor
  • Intel® Core™ i7-8700T Processor
  • Intel® Core™ i7-8700B Processor
  • Intel® Core™ i7-8700K Processor.

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