11/30/2005

Intel to ‘drop Pentium name’ with Merom, Conroe debut

Filed under: — By Aviran Mordo @ 1:58 pm

When Intel debuts its ‘Intel Core’ brand-name in July 2006, it will mark the end of the familiar Pentium name. Out too goes any distinction between mobile and desktop versions.

So claims Japanese-language website PCWatch.

It’s not an unreasonable claim, however. According to the latest roadmaps to leak out of the chip giant, Q3 2006 will see the debut of ‘Merom’ and ‘Conroe’, two 65nm, dual-core processors pitched at mobile and desktop roles, respectively. Both are derived from Intel’s next-generation architecture, which essentially takes key elements of today’s Pentium M and combines it with features introduced with the Pentium 4’s NetBurst architecture.

The new architecture, with is focus on performance per Watt, rather than raw horsepower, warrants new, distinct branding, and ‘Intel Core’ is it, the report suggests. Merom and Conroe are both likely to be made available in single-core variants, so their debut also provides a good launch point for Intel’s upcoming Solo and Duo branding scheme.

Source: The Register

 

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