Core or Core Ultra only Intel will drop the i

Core or Core Ultra only: Intel will drop the “i” from Meteor Lake processor names

It has been known for a long time that Intel will change the approach to the names of consumer core processors with the release of the new generation Meteor Lake, as the manufacturer has already confirmed this. Intel will drop the brand letter “i” from the model names of its chips. The VideoCardz portal has pictures with new names of the Core series of processors.

    Image source: VideoCardz

Image source: VideoCardz

As it became known, the company will not only abandon the letter “i” in the model names of its chips, but also divide processor models into several new segments. In the mass segment (mainstream), the processors are divided into the Core 3, Core 5 and Core 7 series.

The names of processor models belonging to the older segment, i.e. the premium category, will be called Core Ultra. Notably, only the Core Ultra 5, Core Ultra 7, and Core Ultra 9 models will belong to the older segment, but there will be no Core Ultra 3 models, according to the latest leak.

Intel will also renumber the processor models, but the manufacturer has not yet reached a final agreement on this issue. It is important to note that the company’s marketing materials shared on the network may be old, and the final names of the processor models of the future Meteor Lake series may already be known directly within the company. Intel’s materials also explain that the use of new processor names will begin with the release of Meteor Lake chips, the announcement of which is expected in the second half of this year.

Earlier, an entry was found in the Ashes of the Singularity gaming benchmark database about testing a new processor with the unusual name Core Ultra 5 1003H, which officially confirms the information in the latest leak.


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