Intel has announced the discontinuation of its 9th Gen Core lineup, including the top-end i9-9900K, i7-9700K as well as the budget i5-9600K. The entire Coffee Lake-R family has been EOL’d including the F/KF parts that lack an iGPU as well as the low-power T lineup.
The dual-core Pentium and Celeron-class chips based on the 9th Gen lineup are included in the list, too.
The last shipment of the 9th Gen CPUs is slated to be delivered by the end of December 2021, with orders being non-cancelable and non-refundable starting from the 25th of June. This means OEMs and retailers will be able to place orders through the 25th of June, and any orders placed after that will be non-refundable and non-cancelable.
Consumers will be able to get a refund if there’s an issue with their purchased part even after the above date.
This can be seen as an action from Intel to reduce the 14nm chip production as the company preps to fully transition to the 10nm node by the end of next year. The Rocket Lake-S processors that are expected to launch by March 2021 will be short-lived only to be replaced by the 12th Gen Alder Lake-S hybrid processors by the last quarter of the year.