death of intel broadwell is exaggerated? huh?

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    Whoa...no need for wrongful accusation. I'm just stating this because i find it interesting.
     
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    Okay, fair enough... maybe you could share what you find interesting about it?
     
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    I don't really much about this subject other than reading this part...

    "The idea that these processors were discontinued came as quite a shock with us, and after asking Intel for more details, the company quickly responded. Intel has made it very clear to us that these processors have not been discontinued, and that the company continues to manufacture and sell the processors as part of their current Broadwell lineup."

    Part of the confusion may also stem from a lack of good supply for these processors in the US. Though we’ve seen evidence that the supply is ample in Europe and Asia, retailers such as Newegg have regularly been out of stock of these two processors since their launch in June. Intel’s last comment on the matter, made to the Tech Report back in August, is that the overall supply situation should pick up through Q3, which at this point is the rest of September. After which these SKUs will remain available and Intel’s top desktop graphics SKUs throughout the run of Skylake.

    well...I was thinking...if they didn't discontinue broad well, does that mean the skylake will be pushed back?

    I'm trying to determine if this would cause a delay (minor or significant)...including iMac or mac pro.
     
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    Good - that's a little more of a discussion starter. ;)

    First, the Broadwell chips discussed in the article are not related to the Mac Pro... the Mac Pro (at least currently) uses Xeon chips, and if the Mac Pro were to use Broadwell, they would be Broadwell-EP (Xeon), which is a slightly differently line of Broadwell chips than that discussed in the article. That's why it has no relevance to the Mac Pro. Broadwell-EP hasn't been released yet - it's expected end of this year/beginning of next.

    Second, Skylake chips that would be used in the rest of the Mac line have already been released (or are being released over the next few months), so those would most likely go into new Macs.

    It is conceivable Apple would use the Broadwell chips mentioned in the article in the lower-end iMac, but probably not likely, because again, Skylake has already been released. The reason Apple would consider using the Broadwell chips for some of their iMac models is because those particular chips include a pretty decent iGPU. But it's probably much more likely they will use Skylake.
     
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    1) Okay, i initially thought it was same because of "broad well."
    2) If skylake was released...then why are intel still bringing this chip out still?
     

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