Intel has dropped the Pentium brand and decided to call the upcoming dual-core Conroe and Merom processors Core 2 Duo.
Both the next-generation desktop processor, formerly code-named "Conroe" as well as the mobile version "Merom" will carry the Core 2 Duo brand. Customers will be able to distinguish the CPUs by their sequence numbers. Intel did not announce those numbers, but sources told TG Daily that the mobile chip will be offered as T5000 (2 MB L2 cache) and T7000 (4 MB L2 cache) series, while the desktop version will be named E4000 (FSB800) and E6000 (FSB1066) series. The letters in the sequence number indicate the thermal design power (TDP) of the processor: "T" is used for a range of 25 to 49 watts and "E" for 50 watts or greater.