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Intel Names Upcoming Chips

Hemos posted more than 8 years ago | from the duo-squared1 dept.

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Phooey42 writes "USA Today is reporting that Intel has finally announced names for their new set of desktop and notebook processor lines, previously dubbed Conroe and Merom. The new chips for both the desktop and laptop lines will be dubbed "Core 2 Duo", whereas their new "premium processor" for high end desktop users will be called the "Core 2 Extreme". Knowing Intel, who would have ever thought that the successor to the Core Duo would be the Core 2 Duo!?"

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216 comments

Nice to see Intel stepping it up a bit. (5, Interesting)

Kranfer (620510) | more than 8 years ago | (#15285505)

I am very happy to see Intel stepping it up in the Processor market again. Hopefully it will provide a nice environment for more competition between AMD and Intel again so another leap forward can be made in the computing world. Also, I hope they come up with a new jingle for this processor... I hate hte Pentium one. Hehe. Evil inside.

Re:Nice to see Intel stepping it up a bit. (0, Interesting)

Anonymous Coward | more than 8 years ago | (#15285585)

Personally I think the jingle was one of the most brilliant things Intel had done. I interviewed the guy who came up with that branding strategy; and he said he was inspired by the AT&T long distance beep that pay-phones made - claiming that this sound gave users confidence that their phone connection was going to be a good one. He was so inspired that a brief tone could inspire confidence in people, he made this a major part of Intel's branding campaigns, and it (along with the rest of his marketing strategies) seems to have worked well - selling millions of inferior chips than their competitors at a higher price.

Re:Nice to see Intel stepping it up a bit. (1)

swissfondue (819240) | more than 8 years ago | (#15285595)

Obligatory Apple related comment: So, we can expect the intel version of the G5 desktops out in July or latest August 2006, since that is when the next Apple Worldwide Developer Conference (WWDC) takes place.

Re:Nice to see Intel stepping it up a bit. (1)

hector_uk (882132) | more than 8 years ago | (#15285973)

no, because apple is not useing these chips. everyone assumes they are and it pisses me off, woodcrest go's in the powermac, conroe cannot do SMP only woodcrest will and i suspect intel is keeping the xeon brand.

Re:Nice to see Intel stepping it up a bit. (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 8 years ago | (#15286071)

"conroe cannot do SMP"

So what? There is currently only one SMP PowerMac option sold today. All the rest are dual core only. With how the Yohnah supposedly crushes the G5 iMac, would it that big of a leap for Apple to say, Conroe--Core 2 Duo crushes the G5 we currently use, so dual core is all you need and it is still faster?

Re:Nice to see Intel stepping it up a bit. (0, Troll)

P3NIS_CLEAVER (860022) | more than 8 years ago | (#15285741)

-1 WHORE

first post (-1, Offtopic)

Anonymous Coward | more than 8 years ago | (#15285507)

haha

Suggested name for the next line of processors: (5, Funny)

guitaristx (791223) | more than 8 years ago | (#15285514)

Intel CoreTwin 2 Duo Pair, Mark Two!

Deuling Core 2 Dual Duo! (1)

dsginter (104154) | more than 8 years ago | (#15285535)

I'm holding out for the Deuling Core 2 Dual Duo!

With dual SLI, of course!

Re:Suggested name for the next line of processors: (3, Funny)

Andy Dodd (701) | more than 8 years ago | (#15285562)

Hmm, did I miss a buyout of Capcom by Intel?

Re:Suggested name for the next line of processors: (2, Funny)

Tikicult (901090) | more than 8 years ago | (#15285588)

I was thinking more Apple Core 2.

VANILLA ICE!! (1)

Seoulstriker (748895) | more than 8 years ago | (#15285951)

Core Duo TO THE EXTREME [wikipedia.org] !

Re:VANILLA ICE!! (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 8 years ago | (#15286113)

Word to your mother

Re:Suggested name for the next line of processors: (1)

pdbaby (609052) | more than 8 years ago | (#15286013)

Too Duo For You-o!

Re:Suggested name for the next line of processors: (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 8 years ago | (#15286184)

Dual Hore Billium?

Ugh! (5, Insightful)

Andy Dodd (701) | more than 8 years ago | (#15285519)

Intel has recently come up with a series of totally unoriginal and ultimately confusing names for their CPUs.

For example, the "Core Duo" is a pretty unoriginal name for a dual core processor, and I've seen a lot of people start referring to dual core CPUs as "DuoCore" or other such nonsense.

Core 2 Duo? Talk about redundant and confusing naming...

Re:Ugh! (3, Funny)

thefirelane (586885) | more than 8 years ago | (#15285579)

Core 2 Duo? Talk about redundant and confusing naming...

Wait until you see its sequel: The Core 2 Duo 2

Re:Ugh! (1)

dsginter (104154) | more than 8 years ago | (#15285638)

Core 2 Duo? Talk about redundant and confusing naming...

Whatever do you mean? It should be blindingly apparent that the Core 2 Duo has 4 cores (i.e. - 2xCore Duo = 4 cores), no?

This is getting as bad as the automakers releasing model year vehicles well earlier than the actual calendar year begins. For example, you've been able to buy the new 2007 GM Denali/Yukon since January of 2006. Not to get off topic, but there should be a law against such lies (e.g. - if you sell a vehicle that was built in CY2006, then you must assign it to the same model year).

Intel is hurting BAD (have you seen the premium that AMD is getting over comparable processors?) so they're reaction appears to be simple confusion tactics. Either that, or this is the direct result of hyperthreaded synergies in the marketing department.

Re:Ugh! (2, Insightful)

misxn (901438) | more than 8 years ago | (#15285795)

He means this...

A new PowerMac (renamed) that will have:

Two, Dual Core, Core 2 Duo processors

That's a mouthful! And too redundant.

Re:Ugh! (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 8 years ago | (#15285865)

But that's not what it means at all. Core 2 Duo still has two cores.

Re:Ugh! (1)

debest (471937) | more than 8 years ago | (#15286004)

you've been able to buy the new 2007 GM Denali/Yukon since January of 2006

That reminds me of a fantastic example I saw a few years ago.

I can't remember what car this was (or even the specific year), but I think it was a new Cadillac, model year 2004. I saw an ad for this car in a magazine dated December 2002! It was on the shelf in early November. Yikes! That was the most ludicrous example I've ever seen in automotive marketing.

Latest Trend in Branding (5, Informative)

IntlHarvester (11985) | more than 8 years ago | (#15285682)

Many companies are doing similar -- the goal is to emphasize the company brand name over the individual product names.

For example, Cadillac replaced the Seville and Deville with anonymous letters like STS and DTS. This puts more brand id on "Cadillac" part. And Apple is moving to a generic Mac* naming scheme to emphisize the "Apple" and "Mac" parts over the individual model names.

Intel had the problem that "Pentium" had such high brand recognition that it was difficult to move away from it, and after a while having products like "Pentium D" got very silly & confusing. They could create a new product brand like "Stupendium", but then they're starting at zero and they would just create the same problem again in the future. Instead they put that money behind "Intel" by picking a rather generic product names.

Re:Latest Trend in Branding (1)

swv3752 (187722) | more than 8 years ago | (#15285827)

Maybe Intel should have gone with something like Pentasm or Pentation, so it would be seen a succesor to the Pentiums.

Re:Latest Trend in Branding (1)

spun (1352) | more than 8 years ago | (#15286194)

How about the Pentup? Maybe the Pentis? The Pennanteller?

Re:Latest Trend in Branding (5, Insightful)

God'sDuck (837829) | more than 8 years ago | (#15285860)

the problem with generic product names here, though, is that they lack a logical increment signifier in a strongly incremental field -- with cars, you have a very simple system: car line, plus model year -- you know Q-Turbo9000 2006 came after the 2005. But tell me now: which is newer/faster? Intel Pentium Extreme Edition 955? Intel Pentium 4 670? Intel Pentium M 770? Intel Xeon 3.0? the numbers run differently in every line, with no discernable (to the consumer) relation.

Re:Ugh! (1)

dextromulous (627459) | more than 8 years ago | (#15286056)

and I've seen a lot of people start referring to dual core CPUs as "DuoCore" or other such nonsense.
They must have 'em in their "labtops"

Re:Ugh! (1)

Kenshin (43036) | more than 8 years ago | (#15286106)

The name makes sense... as long as you don't overanalyse it.

It's a second-gen "Core"-brand chip, with two cores. (2 being the generation, "Duo" or "Solo" being the number of cores in it.)

What were they supposed to do? Come up with a whole new brand instead of adding a "2"? (Though, since the Core brand just debuted this year, I think it may have been wiser to name it the "Core Duo Plus" or something.)

Personally, I think "Core" is a good name for a chip. It strongly implies the role of the product. Better than some stupid made-up gibberish name.

me 2! (-1, Offtopic)

Anonymous Coward | more than 8 years ago | (#15285523)

nt

Two many? (4, Funny)

HugePedlar (900427) | more than 8 years ago | (#15285525)

Let's extrapolate: How long until we get the Core 2 Duo Duplex Beta II?

Re:Two many? (3, Funny)

gEvil (beta) (945888) | more than 8 years ago | (#15285617)

Pffft. It'll be buggy. I'll wait until they release the Rev. 2 version.

names (0, Offtopic)

celardore (844933) | more than 8 years ago | (#15285531)

A name is the most important part of any product... If you're the producer.

Glad to see Intel have got their names all worked out, now about the other issues?

thank you for calling the Corey Hotline (5, Funny)

frankie (91710) | more than 8 years ago | (#15285539)

Clearly a better sequel to Core Duo would have been The Two Coreys [wikipedia.org] .

Re:thank you for calling the Corey Hotline (1)

kevin_conaway (585204) | more than 8 years ago | (#15285601)

Heres some wordsthat rhyme with Corey: Gory. Story. Allegory. Montessori

Re:thank you for calling the Corey Hotline (1)

gEvil (beta) (945888) | more than 8 years ago | (#15285660)

<canadian voice>You forgot 'sorry.'</canadian voice>

let's start a boycott (2, Insightful)

Anonymous Coward | more than 8 years ago | (#15285541)

against anything with the word "extreem" in it. This includes dictionaries that still contain this "word".

Odd (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 8 years ago | (#15286095)

the word "extreem"

my dictionary doesn't contain this word by default...

Re:let's start a boycott (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 8 years ago | (#15286145)

against anything with the word "extreem" in it.

That should be easy... "extreem" isn't a word. ;)

Re:let's start a boycott (1)

OctoberSky (888619) | more than 8 years ago | (#15286206)

I have to disagree with your Dictionary statement. Mainly because Extreme, when used properly, is a very needed word.

For instance, last week I was making up a fake doctors note to miss work. I had to come up with an ailment that sounded 1. Good enough to keep me from work, and 2. Gross enough so my coworkers would not bother to question it.

I was tempted to put Diarreah, but instead, I pulled out my trusty Websters Dictionary and came up with "Extreme Diarreah" It was so good they gave me the next day off as well.

It might be fast... (1)

julienbh (969003) | more than 8 years ago | (#15285545)

Quote: With its own unique brand name, the Intel® Core(TM)2 Extreme processor, also to be launched later this year, will be the world's fastest processor and the new first choice of gamers and multimedia professionals worldwide. Core2 [intel.com] Yet it will also be the world's premiere choice for ripping off your wallet.

Be happy (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 8 years ago | (#15285546)

They could've called it the "CoreBook Pro."

Who's gonna buy the regular (3, Funny)

Tweekster (949766) | more than 8 years ago | (#15285548)

model when the Extreme version is out.

You may risk getting insulted at Best Buy: "Look at that loser buying the regular core duo, guess he cant handle the extreme."

Oh you got served sucker.

Re:Who's gonna buy the regular (1)

DaFallus (805248) | more than 8 years ago | (#15285656)

Sounds fair to me. Anyone who would buy a processor at Best Buy certainly is a sucker...

Re:Who's gonna buy the regular (2, Funny)

SatanicPuppy (611928) | more than 8 years ago | (#15285703)

What are you talking about? Best Buy has both of the processors on the market, and all three of the motherboards!

Sheesh, some people...

Re:Who's gonna buy the regular (1)

Wesley Felter (138342) | more than 8 years ago | (#15285724)

More like his wallet couldn't handle the $1,000 extreme processor. Considering the poor value of Intel's extreme editions, maybe the people who buy them are the suckers.

Just wait for the next chip. (5, Funny)

hal2814 (725639) | more than 8 years ago | (#15285552)

The successor to the "Core 2 Duo" will be the "Core 2 Duo: Championship Edition." Alas, folks will illegally mod the chip to the point that Intel releases its own "Core 2 Duo Turbo Hyper Fighting" modified chip to combat such modifications. Then they'll release "Super Core 2 Duo" but it'll bomb for the most part and it's home version will nearly bankrupt the company.

Re:Just wait for the next chip. (2, Funny)

menace3society (768451) | more than 8 years ago | (#15285691)

Hey, it beats the short-lived "Opteron Mythologies" that AMD has planned.

Re:Just wait for the next chip. (1)

milamber3 (173273) | more than 8 years ago | (#15285729)

but a year later they will revive the line with the Core 2 Duo GT Ultimate Edition. Sadly, this one will contain a hidden portion of transistors that resembles a scantily clad woman thus causing Jack Thompson and his lackeys to file end endless stream of lawsuits. Well atleast there wont be any lack of discussion topics for slashdot!

Re:Just wait for the next chip. (1)

dpilot (134227) | more than 8 years ago | (#15285999)

Double-Plus Core 2 Duo

Got to be some subtlety here (4, Funny)

dilvish_the_damned (167205) | more than 8 years ago | (#15285559)

I know there has got to be a number of ways to make fun of these name choices. My problem is everything I come up with is obvious and pedantic
I am guessing Intel had the same problem.

isn't that double double talk? (0, Redundant)

BrentRJones (68067) | more than 8 years ago | (#15285564)

core 2 duo core 2 2

stupid

I suggest Zanziblurr Duality Turbo Plus.

niggA (-1, Troll)

Anonymous Coward | more than 8 years ago | (#15285567)

Come on... (1)

blinkin247 (971822) | more than 8 years ago | (#15285574)

At least try to come up with a clever name... something that's exciting. I don't really care if it has "duo" or "du" or "two" in it...

How about Durex?

Duodenum?

Dewey?

Okay, I'll stop now...

Re:Come on... (3, Funny)

Tweekster (949766) | more than 8 years ago | (#15285651)

Because they dont want to name their product after a condom?

But then again they would have the clear cut case of never crossing market segments becuase the people that are concerned about one will probably not have any use for the other.

Re:Come on... (1)

qcubed (655212) | more than 8 years ago | (#15285780)

...Duron?

hmmm... (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 8 years ago | (#15285787)

You seem to have stopped when you mentioned dewey. You can stop wanking now....

Re:Come on... (2, Informative)

Aspirator (862748) | more than 8 years ago | (#15286044)

When Intel first decided to abandon conventional chip numbering,
8086 . 80186 . 80286 . 80386 . 80486 and then magically 'Pentium',
based on the Latin for 5, I was convinced that there next one
would be 'Sexium', based on the Latin for 6.

And that really would have had 'Sex' appeal.

What committee thought that one up? (1)

dpbsmith (263124) | more than 8 years ago | (#15285607)

If you're completely soaked in the month-by-month history of a company's products, then something like "Intel Core Duo" means something to you, and "Intel Core 2 Duo" is a delta off of something you already know.

To Mr. and Mrs. America, standing in front of two computers at Best Buy and trying to figure out whether it's worth paying extra money for an Intel Core 2 Duo instead of an Intel Core Duo... heck, they aren't even going to be sure it's not just a misprint on the label.

Will there be an Intel Core 2 Solo?

(If they think "Intel Core" sounds like a good name for a product line, how about "Intel Drum" and "Intel Delay Line?")

Re:What committee thought that one up? (4, Insightful)

King_TJ (85913) | more than 8 years ago | (#15285701)

I'm pretty sure the CPU makers quit caring about the general public's level of understanding about their processors a while ago. It used to be pretty simple, really. You had a primary name of a CPU and then a Mhz speed rating. That was apparently too much for many consumers to comprehend - judging by how many folks had no idea how many generations of Pentiums there were. (EG. "Isn't there a Pentium 5 now, or is the Pentium 4 the best one out?")

But these days, processor sales are geared towards the system builders and enthusiasts. Basically, it's up to Dell or HP or your local "mom and pop" system builder to choose an appropriate CPU for a given machine, and then to sell it on its merits to an end-user.

Really, with all the obfuscation of the true speeds of CPUs lately, not to mention all the variants with different numbers of pins on a socket, different amounts of internal cache, etc. - it seems like they're trying hard to ensure the "average user" *can't* understand exactly where the CPU they own benchmarks relative to the others.

Re:What committee thought that one up? (1)

IntlHarvester (11985) | more than 8 years ago | (#15285872)

Yes, I think you're right on. It used to be that CPUs followed a simple progression, faster ones came out and the slower ones got cheaper. Then there was a couple minor varations (SX chips). Then the whole Celeron thing started and new chips started appearing on the bottom of the line up. Now it's more of a spread than a progression.

I have an old PC -- Compaq Deskpro XL 5133. Just by the name you can tell exactly what's in it. You couldn't do the same thing with a 3Ghz machine -- Intel has built dozens of different CPUs that run at that speed.

For an extreme example of this, check out the graphic card market. ATI has so many different model numbers out there that it's impossible to understand how their heirarchy works. Frequently the faster boards will have lower numbers attached to them.

Monroe? (1)

Pig Hogger (10379) | more than 8 years ago | (#15285609)

Conroe and Merom???

Looks like a collision between "Monroe [xnumber.com] " (not this one [marilynmonroe.com] ) and "Cerom [cerom.fr] "...

Re:Monroe? (1)

david.heyman (36692) | more than 8 years ago | (#15286165)

Being that the Merom was designed in Israel it was given a code name of a location in Israel.

Core 2 duo should be single-thread (0)

192939495969798999 (58312) | more than 8 years ago | (#15285630)

It would be so great if the core 2 duo was just a regular single cpu, single thread chip, and the extreme was the only real dual-processing one. Intel would be my hero! "Our new chip can do 2 threads! (just not both at the same time)."

Re:Core 2 duo should be single-thread (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 8 years ago | (#15285688)

Is that so?

Core Duo.... (1)

netrage_is_bad (734782) | more than 8 years ago | (#15285631)

Treo?

Re:Core Duo.... (1)

chengmi (725888) | more than 8 years ago | (#15286021)

powers of two make for the best use of address lines.

so... Quattro? Midnight?

I read in a magazine (5, Funny)

knn03 (967441) | more than 8 years ago | (#15285634)

I read in a science magazine that these names are 50% unoriginal and 50% lame.

Re:I read in a magazine (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 8 years ago | (#15285955)

But the excitement is due to the other 50%!

Death Star (2, Funny)

Council (514577) | more than 8 years ago | (#15285643)

"The project has been using the code-name 'Death Star', but we felt that 'Laser 2 Station' would better strike fear into the Rebellion."

Hey, CmdrT, get an updated Intel logo, will ya? (2, Funny)

Glasswire (302197) | more than 8 years ago | (#15285675)

The one you've got there is over 5 months old. Try this [intel.com] one.

stupid ass names... (3, Insightful)

DoctorDyna (828525) | more than 8 years ago | (#15285694)

Why don't they name the chips what they really are rather than rely on names that are buttered for easy sliding down the throat of joe-bob gamer-consumer-whore?

Assholes, just name the thing "2 cores @ 3.8 ghz with 2 MB Cache 800 FSB."

That always pissed me off about AMD too. processors with the same clock speed but varying amounts of cache warranted a different "fake speed name". Fuck that, I hate having to read a spec chart to figure out exactly whats in a god damn cpu.

Re:stupid ass names... (2, Funny)

pclminion (145572) | more than 8 years ago | (#15285996)

Assholes, just name the thing "2 cores @ 3.8 ghz with 2 MB Cache 800 FSB."

But then you get to explain to your mom what a core is, what a gigahertz is, what a megabyte is, what a cache is, and what a front side bus is. Have fun.

Actually (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 8 years ago | (#15286022)

When CPU's were first developed they had numbers like most TTL chips back in the day. We had things like 8080, Z80, 68000, 6502, 6510, 8088, 8086 etcetera. No mention of clock speed or name anywhere. We also had 555 and 556 timers. Some were parts referred to as "Zener diodes" and "Darlington transistors" after their inventors but they were still ordered by manufacturing numbers.

And then the marketing department started taking over the naming from the engineering department. That is when things went into the shitter...

Simple ass reasons... (1)

Tired_Blood (582679) | more than 8 years ago | (#15286086)

They can't trademark "2 cores @ 3.8 ghz with 2 MB Cache 800 FSB."

Re:stupid ass names... (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 8 years ago | (#15286168)

In fact, they could use that model for other products too!

"I'll have one Beverage: Carbonated Water, High Fructose Corn Syrup, Caramel Color, Phosphoric Acid, Natural Flavors, Caffeine".

About Time (1)

MBCook (132727) | more than 8 years ago | (#15285710)

Well it looks like they will be fixing my biggest complaint. I think Core should have been x86-64 from the beginning (or "ia32e" as Intel calls it). That was my biggest complaint with the processor. The new Core 2 Duos (what a dumb and redundant sounding name) is supposed to be based on Memron, which is supposed to have 64-bit support.

I can't wait for the new Macs that have these things.

Re:About Time (1)

Wdomburg (141264) | more than 8 years ago | (#15285828)

s/ia32e/em64t/

simple request (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 8 years ago | (#15285731)

Has anyone got a nice modern processor anti-confusion chart? Something listing marketing name, code name, speed range, cache size, # of cores, and socket type? Covering AMD & Intel?

Rejected alternat names (4, Funny)

Billosaur (927319) | more than 8 years ago | (#15285774)

  • Moe & Curly
  • Heckle & Jeckle
  • Tom & Jerry
  • Captain & Tenille
  • Brad & Angelina
  • Sonny & Cher

Now wait a minute... (1)

Duhavid (677874) | more than 8 years ago | (#15285868)

They are waiting for the Core Trio to use the

"Moe, Larry and Curly"
"Moe, Larry and Shemp"
"Moe, Larry and Curly-Joe"

names.

Re:Rejected alternat names (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 8 years ago | (#15285907)

Tom and Jerry was the names for the atari Jaguar's processors I believe

Obvious Missing Option (2, Funny)

Nerdfest (867930) | more than 8 years ago | (#15285930)

What about 'Batman and Robin' ... the Dynamic Duo(tm)

What's inside Intel these days? (3, Insightful)

blcamp (211756) | more than 8 years ago | (#15285784)

Intel has been dropping the ball lately on performance... it seems like the inmates in Marketing have been running this asylum for some time now. They need to hand it back over to Engineering if they are to stop their decline.

Especially now that even Marketing is running out of ideas, evidenced by stupid product names and logos. (VIIV? 64? 75? Core 2 Duo... Extreme? Wha...?!)

Make the product perform better than the competition. Make "Intel Inside" *mean something*.

Do that, and I'd be willing to bet that everything else (including bad marketing) will take care of itself.

Confuse the consumer - brilliant! (4, Informative)

amichalo (132545) | more than 8 years ago | (#15285838)

This is just brilliant marketing for Intel - instead of using logically progressive numbers (286, 386, 486) they are activly confusing the consumer base (Core Solo -> Core Duo -> Core 2 Duo -> Core 2 Extreme) with subjective an illogical naming conventions.

This means that consumers will have to rely more heavily on Best Buy and Dell to "guide" them right where Intel wants them - buying a computer with too much horsepower for what they want to do - send email and surf the web - but just enough so that when Vista arrives, it is "too slow" and an upgrade will be in order in a few years.

Re:Confuse the consumer - brilliant! (1)

cnettel (836611) | more than 8 years ago | (#15285902)

Yeah, cause we all remember how a 386SX compared to a 386DX was nothing like a 486SX compared to a 486DX and what a 486DX2 was. I doubt anyone could call the reusage of the SX/DX moniker to mean something completely different "logical".

Department of ... (1)

ulpilot (973523) | more than 8 years ago | (#15285887)

The new name obviously came from the "Department of Repetitive Redundancy Department"

Sure would be nice... (1)

Nom du Keyboard (633989) | more than 8 years ago | (#15285909)

Sure would be nice to just have a name that gives a chip's relative performance in terms of a single number, which could then be compared to other chips when making buying decisions.

Re:Sure would be nice... (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 8 years ago | (#15285962)

Sure would be nice to just have a name that gives a chip's relative performance in terms of a single number, which could then be compared to other chips when making buying decisions.

Here you go, Sparky!

"Our's goes up to eleven!"

New marketing... (1)

theiceweasel (890823) | more than 8 years ago | (#15285911)

The two spokesmen for Core 2 Duo: Ace and Gary

Naming (0, Redundant)

PhaxMohdem (809276) | more than 8 years ago | (#15285931)

A bit confusing but could be worse. I'm shocked they didn't try to play the number game again, what is this 8th generation for them? Octanium, Octane, Octeron :P, OctaOMFGItsTehPwnage.

Or perhaps their new relationship with Apple is inspring their names now, Core, Seed, Stem

I think in the spirit of 8th generation, they should name one after Chuck Norris (who starred in "The Ocatagon"). I mean who wouldn't buy an Intel Ninjah-jah-jah 2 Roundhouse Edition chip?

Huh? (2, Funny)

j00bar (895519) | more than 8 years ago | (#15285937)

So if I have a server with two of these, it's a dual Core 2 Duo? -j00bar

cpu names (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 8 years ago | (#15285944)

Yep you can always count on slashdot to find out what is most important in today's world:

CPU names.

Un-be-f*cking-lievable.

More Name Rejects (2, Funny)

digitaldc (879047) | more than 8 years ago | (#15285963)

Rejected Core 2 Duo Names:

1) CORE 2: The Meltdown
2) Dual HardCore Extreme2
3) Penetrino II
4) C.H.I.P.S. - Core Hardware Intel Pentium Substitute
5) The Dual Core Acute Consummate Maximal Intense Ultimate Severe Processor

It could have been worse (3, Funny)

jmichaelg (148257) | more than 8 years ago | (#15285965)

They could have named them Duo Core Venti and Duo Core Grande.

Finally! (1)

Gorimek (61128) | more than 8 years ago | (#15286001)

Great to see Hollywood legend Carolyn Conroe finally honored this way!

I suppose Intel waited until they had a processor that could produce as much heat as she used to do.

Intel Quadra (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 8 years ago | (#15286023)

I for one am hoping for Intel Core Quadra so we can return to the days of the Quadra Mac!

Could be Worse... (1)

eno2001 (527078) | more than 8 years ago | (#15286116)

They could have named them "Justin", "Britney" and "Christina". :) Oh yeah, that's right I forgot you're not supposed to have a sense of humor on Slashdot. Sorry folks.

name shmame. How well will it move data (1)

CFD339 (795926) | more than 8 years ago | (#15286122)

..I'd love to understand what Intel is doing to one-up the hypertransport that AMD has been so wildly successful with.

Apple using Intel chips (1)

Hoi Polloi (522990) | more than 8 years ago | (#15286142)

I look forward to Apple and Intel releasing the "Apple Core" chip.

The only less original names... (2, Funny)

TomRC (231027) | more than 8 years ago | (#15286183)

...will be whatever AMD comes up with as it tries to imitate Intel's names...
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