Intel to unify processor naming scheme

Posted on Tuesday, Aug 07 2007 @ 02:33 CEST by Thomas De Maesschalck
Intel has plans to update its processor naming scheme in January:
For processors, the Core 2 Quad, Core 2 Duo and Core 2 Solo will be combined under the name Core 2, while Pentium Dual-Core and Pentium D processors will combine under the Pentium brand. Also, Itanium 2 processors will change to just Itanium, noted the sources.

Core 2 Extreme, Celeron and Xeon processor names will remain unchanged.

For platforms, Viiv Processor Technology and vPro Processor Technology will change to Core 2 Processor with Viiv Technology and Core 2 Processor with vPro Technology, respectively. Centrino Processor Technology and Centrino Duo Processor Technology will combine to Centrino Processor Technology, while Centrino Pro Processor Technology will become Centrino with vPro Technology, noted the sources.

In addition, Intel's brand logo stickers will also be changed.

Intel product naming

Current name

Name after Jan 1, 2008

Intel Viiv Processor Technology Intel Core 2 Duo Processor with Viiv Technology
Intel vPro Processor Technology Intel Core 2 Duo Processor with vPro Technology
Intel Core 2 Quad Processor Intel Core 2 Processor
Intel Core 2 Duo Processor
Intel Core 2 Solo Processor
Intel Centrino Processor Technology Intel Centrino Processor Technology
Intel Centrino Duo Processor Technology
Intel Centrino Pro Processor Technology Intel Centrino with vPro Technology
Intel Pentium Dual-Core Processor Intel Pentium Processor
Intel Pentium D Processor
Intel Itanium 2 Processor Intel Itanium Processor
Intel Core 2 Extreme Processor No change
Intel Celeron Processor No change
Intel Xeon Processor No change

Source: DigiTimes

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