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Intel announces plan to unify product naming scheme
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Thursday, 09 August 2007 09:40
Intel announces plan to unify product naming scheme
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By Joel Hruska | Published: August 08, 2007 - 03:29PM CT

Intel plans to revise its current product naming system on January 1, 2008, in order to eliminate a great deal of confusion and simplify things for consumers. Under the new plan, Intel Viiv Processor Technology and Intel vPro Processor Technology will now be known as Intel Core 2 Duo Processor with Viiv (or vPro) respectively. Naming distinctions based on cores are also being eliminated—Core 2 Quad, Core 2 Duo, and Core 2 Solo will all revert back to Core 2 Processor.

 

The Pentium D and Pentium Dual-Core will henceforth be known simply as the Pentium, while the Itanium 2 becomes the Itanium. The Core 2 Extreme, Celeron, and Xeon brands will be unchanged. Although compressing the large number of Core 2 XXXX parts into a single Core 2 Processor category will obviously simplify the "front" of the processor name, it's not at all clear how Intel will differentiate between Core 2 processors in order to present their various speeds, number of cores, and cache sizes.... More

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