A few days ago news broke that Intel had revived the popular processor Pentium G3420, made up of a node of 22 nm of Haswell time. Logically, it all seemed to be a move due to the lack of processor stock at 14 nm (and let's not talk about 10 nm), but the company has now come forward to defend, and has said not that they recycle 22 nmhowever they never left them.
Intel claims that it was bad for its ad
In a PCN (Product Change notification) published by the company a few days ago, they confirmed that they were redoing the production of Pentium G3420 processors
But no, this notice seems to have been a mistake. This is a screenshot of the original PCN:
After this announcement, they contacted Intel directly, and after two days of waiting they finally received the following response:
«Intel is constantly updating its customer data through its Product Distribution Network (PCN) process. On December 5, it was accidentally announced that the Pentium G3420 was discontinued, but in fact no changes were made on the road and this processor is in Intel »applications.
It is clear that Intel was wrong in what they told the media, because production of this processor was not canceled a few days ago but rather for a long time. In any case, the company says it is a mistake and that they have never stopped supporting these processors, suggesting that they have never left 22 nm for Haswell time.
Haswell's "dinosaur" at 22 nm is still present
It is clear that, today, a processor such as the Pentium G3420 is a non-existent dinosaur for modern computers (remember we are talking about the processor first introduced in the third quarter of 2013, because it is already over six years old), and is limited to future plans by Intel and how it aims to improve operation of its processors
The fact is, it seems, the Pentium G3420 is still available and the company continues to work for its customers, so it wouldn't be surprising to see low-power (and low-performance) OEM computers installed with this processor for sale. This means that Intel's 22 nm industry is also in the running, so know what the future holds for the company. Of course, with this coming at 22 nm, future plans are in question.