Intel has confirmed that the Skylake-X series of 9th generation high-end desktop processors (HEDT) will be discontinued.
The chip manufacturer has issued a Product Change Notification (PCN) for the Core-X series, which will soon no longer exist. Intel confirms that as of January 22, 2021, orders for these processors will no longer be accepted.
Orders placed until then, Intel warns, are non-cancellable and non-returnable for merchants, although consumers who buy Skylake-X chips are still protected by product guarantees and consumer laws.
The last delivery of the Skylake-X processor is expected in one year on July 9, 2021
The termination includes all Intel Skylake-X processors based on the LGA2066 socket, including Intel Core i7 9800X, Core i7 9820X, Core i9 9900X, Core i9 9920X, Core i9 9940X, Core i9 9960X and Core i9 9980XE.
Some Xeon W series workstation processors are also discontinued, including 2102, 2104, 2123, 2125, 2133, 2135, 2145, 2155, 2195 and 2175.
This setting of the Skylake-X series is hardly surprising, as Intel has had its Cascade Lake-X chips of the 10th generation, including the flagship Core i9-1090XE, on the market for some time.
Rumor has it that Intel will soon no longer be launching new HEDT processors. In a leaked product roadmap of the Intel Partner Connect virtual event, 2020 is a large gray plate of the ‘Core X series’ on the Intel X299 chipset, suggesting that the existing HEDT processors are the only products that will be offered this year.
It’s not all bad news though, as Intel will likely hold out until a brand new motherboard and socket are ready, rather than launching another HEDT processor series based on the aging 14nm process.