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    Core i3, i5, i7...

    Just saw this:

    http://blogs.intel.com/technology/2009/06/over_the last_year_or.php

    So looks like intel's planning on some renames... but also Lynnfield is going to be both Core i5 and Core i7. So we'll have two sockets for Core i7 as a result (1156 & 1366) I guess; something to be wary of when choosing CPU and motherboard combinations

    Centrino is being 'retired' for PC's but not wireless adapters (given that many laptops carry intel wireless I guess that means extra intel stickers on your laptop - one for the processor and one for the wireless)

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    Re: Core i3, i5, i7...

    The mind boggles.....

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    Re: Core i3, i5, i7...

    can anybody explain to me in a nutshell what all this i2, i3,i4,i5...i100 is all about?

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    Re: Core i3, i5, i7...

    Quote Originally Posted by j.o.s.h.1408 View Post
    can anybody explain to me in a nutshell what all this i2, i3,i4,i5...i100 is all about?
    They're just names. Like Core 2 Duo or Pentium, back in the day Read the other threads/hexus articles for more detail.

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    Re: Core i3, i5, i7...

    Why do these companies always, always fall flat on their faces when it comes to "simplifying" names?

    And is it just me or do i spot 5 different socket types across the Core i# range? Oh joy of joys! Fancy a CPU upgrade? Great! Buy a new mobo...

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    Re: Core i3, i5, i7...

    So, what they're saying is to buy the LGA 1366 socket?

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    Re: Core i3, i5, i7...

    Quote Originally Posted by McPhee View Post
    Why do these companies always, always fall flat on their faces when it comes to "simplifying" names?

    And is it just me or do i spot 5 different socket types across the Core i# range? Oh joy of joys! Fancy a CPU upgrade? Great! Buy a new mobo...
    I think they're aiming this at people who buy from Dell or PC world, not anyone who would worry about motherboards.

    Quote Originally Posted by Blackmage View Post
    So, what they're saying is to buy the LGA 1366 socket?
    Yes if you don't want to be able to run all i7 chips with it.

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    Re: Core i3, i5, i7...

    I am very very glad I didn't shell out ~£1000 on an i7 920 build as I was planning to less than a month ago!

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    Re: Core i3, i5, i7...

    I'm glad I didn't bother going to i7.

    I keep forgetting consumer PC's come under brown goods, so this kind of branding is good for the average joe, bad for the rest of us however.

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