Back in August, Advanced Micro Devices launched a couple of new E-series accelerated processing units (APUs), namely the E-450 and E-300. The launch of the two dual-core chips effectively doubled the number of E-series APUs on the market. But, according to a report, that count will soon be halved as AMD plans to retire the first two chips in the lineup.
says that AMD will soon stop taking orders for the 1.5 GHz single-core E-240 and the 1.6GHz dual-core E-350. Both the chips were among the first APUs launched by the chip maker. The former, which is the only single-core chip in the lineup, will no longer be available for order beginning sometime during mid-Q4 2011, with shipments ceasing in Q2 2012. This will be followed by the discontinuation of the E-350 later in the fourth quarter, with its last shipment date scheduled at the end of Q2 2012.