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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RE: Where does Xeon fall in this?
by Brendan on Thu 18th Jun 2009 06:57 UTC in reply to "Where does Xeon fall in this?"
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Xeon is definately the most messed up mess they're using at the moment (closely followed by Celeron) - everything from ancient (P6 based) CPUs to the latest (Core i7 based) chips.

Then there's the CPUID family numbers - 3 (80386), 4 (80486), 5 (pentium), 6 (P6), 15 (netburst) then back to 6 (Core); because we all know that a Core 2 Quad is older than Pentium 4 (!?).

Of course while I'm here I should also poke fun at "VIA Nano". If you've ever typed that into a search engine you'll now what I mean. Maybe VIA should have called their newest CPU "The" just to make sure nobody ever gets relevant hits via. the search engines. Isaiah was a much better name.


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