Intel Processors Lifecycle: End Of Life And Support Status

Last updated on January 19, 2024

Intel is one of the leading manufacturers of Central Processing Units (CPUs) alongside AMD, Qualcomm, and then a few. It releases new processors that do have models and a proper naming convention, but are codenamed after lakes.

Intel’s processors are compatible with Windows, Linux, and macOS. However, only certain versions of Intel’s CPUs may be supported on specific Windows versions.

Support status guide

End of life (EOL) is the end of a product’s useful life. When a product reaches the end of its life cycle, the manufacturer no longer supports it. The following table explains the different phases of a product’s lifecycle. Testing status is when the product is initially released and EOL is when product support is no longer offered. The time between these two points is the support timeframe.

Testing

The software is not yet publicly available. It is in testing phase i.e., alpha, beta, release preview etc.

Active

The software is actively supported by the vendor.

Phasing Out

The software will soon reach its end of life. You need to look for upgrade or migration options. The software will automatically go into phasing out status 2 months before end of life.

End Of Life

The software is no longer supported by the vendor. You need to make sure your system and environment are safe.

Version

Released

Active Support

Discontinued

Raptor Lake
1 year and 5 months ago
(20 October 2022)
Supported
In production
Alder Lake
2 years and 5 months ago
(4 November 2021)
Supported
In production
Rocket Lake
3 years and 1 week ago
(30 March 2021)
Supported
In production
Jasper Lake
3 years and 2 months ago
(11 January 2021)
Supported
In production
Elkhart Lake
3 years and 6 months ago
(23 September 2020)
Supported
In production
Tiger Lake
3 years and 7 months ago
(2 September 2020)
Supported
In production
Lakefield
3 years and 9 months ago
(19 June 2020)
Supported
Discontinued
Ice Lake
4 years and 7 months ago
(1 September 2019)
Supported
In production
Comet Lake
4 years and 7 months ago
(21 August 2019)
Supported
In production
Cannon Lake
5 years and 11 months ago
(1 May 2018)
Ended 2 years and 6 months ago
(30 September 2021)
Discontinued
Gemini Lake
6 years and 3 months ago
(11 December 2017)
Supported
Discontinued
Coffee Lake
6 years and 6 months ago
(5 October 2017)
Supported
Discontinued
Apollo Lake
7 years and 7 months ago
(30 August 2016)
Ended 9 months and 6 days ago
(30 June 2023)
In production
Kaby Lake
8 years and 7 months ago
(30 August 2015)
Supported
Discontinued
Skylake
8 years and 8 months ago
(5 August 2015)
Ended 1 year and 6 months ago
(30 September 2022)
Discontinued
Braswell
9 years and 1 month ago
(1 March 2015)
Ended 1 year and 9 months ago
(30 June 2022)
Discontinued
Broadwell
9 years and 5 months ago
(27 October 2014)
Ended 2 years and 9 months ago
(30 June 2021)
Discontinued
Broadwell (Xeon E7v4/E7v4)
9 years and 5 months ago
(27 October 2014)
Ended 1 year and 9 months ago
(30 June 2022)
Discontinued
Broadwell DE
9 years and 5 months ago
(27 October 2014)
Ended 1 year and 3 months ago
(31 December 2022)
Discontinued
Devil's Canyon
9 years and 10 months ago
(2 June 2014)
Ended 2 years and 9 months ago
(30 June 2021)
Discontinued
Bay Trail
10 years and 6 months ago
(11 September 2013)
Ended 2 years and 9 months ago
(30 June 2021)
Discontinued
Avoton
10 years and 9 months ago
(1 July 2013)
Ended 2 years and 9 months ago
(30 June 2021)
Discontinued
Haswell
10 years and 10 months ago
(4 June 2013)
Ended 2 years and 9 months ago
(30 June 2021)
Discontinued
Haswell (Xeon E5v3/E7v3)
10 years and 10 months ago
(4 June 2013)
Ended 2 years and 3 months ago
(31 December 2021)
Discontinued
Crystal Well
10 years and 10 months ago
(2 June 2013)
Ended 2 years and 9 months ago
(30 June 2021)
Discontinued
Briarwood
11 years and 5 days ago
(1 April 2013)
Ended 2 years and 9 months ago
(30 June 2021)
Discontinued
Cherry Trail
11 years and 1 month ago
(2 March 2013)
Ended 1 year and 9 months ago
(30 June 2022)
Discontinued
Centerton
11 years and 3 months ago
(11 December 2012)
Ended 2 years and 9 months ago
(30 June 2021)
Discontinued
Ivy Bridge
11 years and 11 months ago
(29 April 2012)
Ended 4 years and 3 months ago
(31 December 2019)
Discontinued
Ivy Bridge (Xeon E5v2/E7v2)
11 years and 11 months ago
(29 April 2012)
Ended 3 years and 9 months ago
(30 June 2020)
Discontinued

Before discontinuing a processor line, Intel issues a Product Discontinuance Notification (PDN) well in advance – at least 12 months before actually discontinuing a CPU series. After the Last Ship Date (LSD), which is the last time a CPU family is shipped from the factory, the processor is considered “Discontinued.”

Intel processors receive the most support during the Baseline Servicing period, better known as “Active Support.” During this tenure, the processors receive s functional and security updates through Intel Platform Update and Intel Coordinated Vulnerability Disclosure process.

When a CPU family’s Baseline Servicing is about to end, Intel sends out an End of Service Update Notification (ESUN) around a year in advance. At the End of Servicing Updates (ESU) milestone, Intel concludes servicing the broad market.

The End of Interactive Support (EOIS) milestone will normally be released at the same time as ESU to mark the end of interactive support. After ESU, some CPU families can still get shipped from Intel.

You can find more information about the Intel Processor support lifecycle here.

For additional information about Intel Processors , like its naming convention and meaning, refer to our guide post: Intel Processor Generations.