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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The confusing bit
by 3rdalbum on Thu 18th Jun 2009 13:28 UTC
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This new naming scheme doesn't make as much sense as it should.

There will still be Celeron for low-end tasks, and Pentium for not-quite-so-low-end, and then i3, i5 and i7.

What I originally got confused with, was that Pentium was the high-end processor for years. And then it became the name for the lower-end.

Current Pentiums should be rebranded Celeron, and maybe even all the Celerons and Pentiums be rebranded "i1". Then the naming scheme makes sense. Oh, and the mobile processors actually have the letter M in them, and ultra-low-voltage have the letters ULV in them so you really know what you're getting.

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