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Intel Retires 11th Gen Tiger Lake CPUs

Now that Raptor Lake (13th gen) has been out for around half a year – Intel has decided it’s time to pull the plug on Tiger Lake production.

Credit: Intel Corporation

Whilst Intel’s Tiger Lake (11th gen) may not have yielded the biggest improvement over the previous generation, the chip remained capable of powering SFF (small form factor) devices since 2020. Tiger Lake was designed to primarily target laptops. The 10nm chip succeeded Intel’s Ice Lake processors but faced heavy competition from AMD’s Ryzen 4000 series. Eventually Intel released the 65W B-series of Tiger Lake processors, allowing the CPU to be installed on small form factor desktops using Ball Grid Array (BGA) packages.

The EOL (end of life) process for Tiger Lake started in April this year, with Intel axing some of their Tiger Lake-H, Xeon SKU’s along with the entire Tiger Lake-B series.

Effective of June 5th, 2023, the last remaining SKUs of Intel’s Tiger Lake series have reached EOL status. Intel has given its customers until October 27th this year to place their final orders for the chips. The final orders will be shipped by December 29th, 2023.

Intel has also made it clear that there will be no changes for its embedded customers. The embedded Tiger Lake UP3 processors and corresponding 500-series mobile chipsets will continue to evade EOL status until further notice. The terms, condition and pricing of the continued embedded Tiger Lake processors will be effective for all customer after June 28th, 2024.

Despite Intel having new mobile chips in the market, there are still many Tiger Lake laptops, SFF desktops and NUC system powered by Tiger Lake. It’s unlikely we will see any more SKUs of Tiger Lake chips given the new EOL status.

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