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Thursday 18-Jun-09

Intel Announces Core I- Branding

Two new Core brands have now been officialy announced: Core i5, and Core i3. So what will be the difference between them and Core i7? Well, as the naming schema suggests, the higher the number, the higher the performance that can be expected from a processor. Here's a table to summerize what Intel said here


Desktop Processor Number of Cores Number of Threads Turbo Mode Socket
Core i7 4 8 Yes LGA-1366
Core i5 2 or 4 4 Yes LGA-1156
Core i3 2 or 4 No LGA-1156

Secondly there will also be some Intel brands cut. Here is a summarized list:

  1. The Core™2 Duo and Core™2 Quad names will eventually disappear, for the above, simpler, naming schemes.
  2. The Centrino will also start to disappear starting as of next year.
  3. The Pentium, Celeron and Atom will remain.

Also, the Processors will now be numbered in this way:

  • Core i7 - 9xx
  • Core i5 - 6xx
  • Core i3 - 5xx
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Bobby 18-Jun-09 12:48:20
Intel must be very confident in what they're doing - 2 new sockets in quite a short time.
Anyway, they definitely can't stop at i7. Something in between for mainstream users is the way forward today.
eraser 18-Jun-09 13:00:32
thx for the info
invisible 18-Jun-09 13:01:05
Yeah. Let us hope that Gulftown will give us i7 users a reason to not got a kill all Intel engineers lol...
DriftKing 18-Jun-09 18:18:02
cool info. Will have to wait longer to get the new PC for the Core i5 then.
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