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.