Intel retires four-generation Core H81 motherboard: 22nm process fades away

Intel recently announced that the H81, Q87, QM87, HM86, C226 motherboard chipsets into the discontinued de-listing process, with their combination of the historic Haswell four-generation Core processor. In accordance with the practice, the beginning of production and de-listing of products still have a certain transition period, this time is no exception. The H81 chipset will still accept orders until March 31, 2021, and the last shipment will be September 30, 2021, a year and a half later.

You know, nine years ago with two or three generations of Core’s H61 chipset will be taken out from time to time to renovate it, such as the famous “stock Thai.”

H81 chipset for the entry-level desktop market, Q87 for the business sector, QM87, HM86 are for notebook, C226 is used for workstations.

The high-end desktop Z87, mid-range desktop H87, low-end desktop B85, and low-end business Q85 will remain in service for some time.

Intel retires four-generation Core H81 motherboard: 22nm process fades away

The 8-Series chipset and subsequent 9-series support the fourth-generation Core processor family, codenamehas Haswell and Haswell Refresh, is the LGA1150, Intel’s last 22nm process processor, and the brodwell fifth generation has been transferred to 14nm for the first time, although the desktop version is rare and only supports the 9 series chipset.

The four-generation Core family processor has actually retired almost, leaving behind mainly some of the S-ending upgrades, the embedded version of the E-ending, but some models are still in high demand, such as the Pentium G3420, which Intel had intended to retire at the end of November last year, but announced just ten days later that it would continue to supply.

It also shows how tenacious the vitality of Intel’s 14nm process is, from five generations of Core five years ago to today’s Comet-S, and almost 100 percent of next year’s Rocket Lake-S, spanning at least seven generations of products. But it’s definitely unprecedented.

Now with the 22nm platform gradually retired from active service, 14nm has become Intel’s absolute top pillar, 10nm, 7nm must speed up the pace.