Intel Phasing Out Sandy Bridge in September
According to a recent report by DigiTimes, Intel is expected to be phasing out older generation Sandy Bridge processors starting September once dual core Ivy Bridge processors begin to ship. Sources from the notebook industry are hoping that the phase out of Sandy Bridge processors will cause consumers to replace their PCs just in time for back-to-school sales in September.
That said, Intel is still committed to producing Sandy Bridge processors to meet demand until their eventual phase out. As of right now, Sandy Bridge processors are still a bit cheaper than their Ivy Bridge counterparts; however, prices for Ivy Bridge processors are expected to drop in September to match current Sandy Bridge pricing.