In line with Intel, the corporate is discontinuing its Core “i” naming scheme beginning with its upcoming Meteor Lake chips.
Intel’s been releasing processors with the Core “i” branding for an extended, very long time, i.e. the Core i3, i5, i7, and i9, however in response to the corporate, its upcoming Meteor Lake chips are set to cast off the acquainted naming scheme. Intel says that the upcoming chips will abandon the Core “i” naming scheme in favor of Core Extremely.
On the time of writing, it’s not fully clear how Intel will probably be differentiating between completely different chips within the context of Core Extremely. It may very well be the case that we’ll nonetheless see i3, i5, i7, and i9 processors with Core Extremely hooked up as an alternative of Core “i”; though, it may very well be the case that Intel will probably be shifting ahead with a wholly completely different naming scheme with Core Extremely. We’ll hear extra about Meteor Lake this 12 months, although, so we gained’t have to attend lengthy.
In a current Intel earnings name, the corporate promised to be ramping up its manufacturing of Meteor Lake chips this 12 months, and the present concept is that Meteor Lake chips will begin transport by the tip of the 12 months. In line with Intel, Meteor Lake is about to be constructed on Intel’s ‘Intel 4’ course of node, and these chips will probably be coming with a brand new tiled structure, hybrid cores, decrease energy consumptions, a next-gen graphics engine, and built-in AI acceleration, says Intel.
The present hypothesis is that Meteor Lake desktop PC chips will probably be restricted to the Core i3, Core i5 vary of chips rated for round 35W and 65W energy envelopes, however Intel has but to verify this and make a proper announcement. Although, in fact, don’t essentially anticipate these chips to be known as Core i3 and Core i5.