Ah, Hardware.fr says "Pénurie sur le Pentium G4560"
("Shortage of the Pentium G4560") which DigiWorthy translates as "Intel could Limit production of Pentium G4560 to boost Core i3 sales"
which TechPowerUp translates as "Intel Pentium G4560 Cannibalizing Core i3 Sales, Company Effectively Kills it"
I might be inclined to think this is just these chips being quite popular and supply running low, in the run up to Coffee Lake when running out of the cheaper Kaby Lake ones probably doesn't hurt Intel's bottom line much.
Possibly a good reason why
Intel would reduce selling these, if it did so on purpose, is that its CPUs are relatively stronger on AVX codepaths than AMD's, so the more binaries that use AVX sooner (than they otherwise would have done), the better all Intel chips looks in all benchmarks versus AMD as Ryzen is going to be relatively less strong compared to Intel chips when benchmarking is done by running AVX-heavy code, e.g. the improvements
to Cycles which brought the Core i7-6950X in ahead
of the Ryzen 7 1800X rather than behind
it. Intel's selling CPUs without AVX doesn't encourage application developers moving to AVX really, so why not cut it out?
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