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Intel says farewell to Core i processors and hello to Core X

Intel says farewell to Core i processors and hello to Core X

June 5, 2014 9:48 am0 comments

Back in March of this year, Intel promised that before the year ended they would launch their new fifth-generation processors, named Broadwell. In this sense, there will be several ranges: Broadwell -Y for tablets, Broadwell –U for Ultrabooks and Broadwell -H for laptops, All- in-ones and desktop PCs. According to a leaked document by VR -Zone, Broadwell -Y processors will arrive between September and October of this year, and not only will the 14 nanometers manufacturing process will premiere there, it will mean also a new nomenclature for the brand processors.

This change in nomenclature is nothing radical; they’ll just stop using the familiar Intel Core i3, i5 and i7 and will be simple called Core X. Does it sound familiar? We do, as it is very reminiscent of the nomenclature used for AMD for their x86 APU and ARM lines, the first being the X Series and the second the A Series. Intel may be following this rule for their nomenclature and it may serve to differentiate X Core compatible processors that support the x86 instruction set, thus they would differ from processors for mobile devices.

Core i processors

And for now we don’t know what nomenclature Intel will use for other processors of the Broadwell range, as only the Broadwell -Y will be labeled Intel Core X. It’s not too far-fetched to imagine that the processors for Desktop PCs can be called Intel Core X3, X5 and X7, following the footsteps of previous generations. What do you think?

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