Intel: Core i5 and Core i3 officially introduced - Lynnfield is Core i5 and Core i7
With the introduction of the Core i5 and the Core i3 Intel has for now put an end to the confusion about the product names of future CPUs. The CPU series are supposed to complement the existing Core i7 family.
Intel has announced that currently available and future CPUs will be named according to the Core pattern (Core i3, Core i5 and Core i7). Thus new CPUs won't be classified as Core 2 Duo, Core 2 Quad or Core i7. Intel starts a new system with different CPU levels.
In the Intel blog Bill Calder explained the changes that will be applied on the products, although it will take some time:
[...]Today the Intel Core brand has a mind boggling array of derivatives (such as Core™2 Duo and Core 2 Quad, etc). Over time those will go away and in its place will be a simplified family of Core processors spanning multiple levels: Intel® Core™ i3 processor, Intel® Core™ i5 processor, and Intel® Core™ i7 processors.[...]
[...]there will be a range of features and capabilities within the Intel Core family - our flagship brand representing the highest performance and the latest technology - but simplified into entry-level (Intel Core i3), mid-level (Intel Core i5), and high-level (Intel Core i7).[...]
What do you think about Intel's new brand structure? Give your opinion in the comments.
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