Linked by Thom Holwerda on Wed 17th Jun 2009 22:36 UTC
Intel Personally, I've always been very confused by Intel's processor branding. Core Duo and Core Solo were pretty straightforward, but not long after we were dealing with Core 2 Duo and Core 2 Quad, which is anything but marketing friendly. Apparently, Intel agrees with us and has announced a fairly massive branding overhaul.
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Yes, because not only is Core a brand, but core is also a modifier of that same brand. So you get the weird situation where you have two numbers in one name; the "2" which modifies the processor family (Core 2), and "quad" which modifies the number of... Cores. Basically, it's Core 2 Quad-core.

That's just plain weird. They had two options: drop the Core brand, or remove the core modifier from the name. They opted for the latter.

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