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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by WorknMan on Thu 18th Jun 2009 05:43 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: BMW"
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That's not a bad idea. But you still have the confusing situation that they keep older stock in the distribution channel, and varying clock speeds at the different levels.

So is the gold I'm looking at older than the silver? Is the silver better for me in that instance?

That probably wouldn't be a problem if they did a better job at differentiating which chips go with which product lines, like they used to do in the old days with Pentium 3, Pentium 4, etc.

Would you have to ask yourself if the Pentium 4 Gold was better/older than the Pentium 3 Silver? Of course, you may have a question of whether the Pentium 3 Gold is better than the Pentium 4 Bronze, in which case if the answer is not obviously no, you have a sh*tty product line and need to go back to the drawing board ;)

Edited 2009-06-18 05:44 UTC

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