Intel removes the “i” from the “Core i” processors: what did this letter mean

The end of an era is near. processors Intel they will stop using the “i” in the next releases of what we currently know as “Core i”. In this way, the Core i3, Core i5, Core i7 and Core i9 will be renamed Core 3, Core 5, Core 7 and Core 9.

The company also announced that the nomenclature change is accompanied by the end of the “generation” of each processor. Today, for example, it is common to talk about Intel Core i5-12700 12th generation, but that will be part of the past: future processors will be identified by the same device code, that is, by “12700” it is understood that it is “12th generation” and it is not necessary to indicate the data twice.

The nomenclature for future Core processors from Intel (Intel)

The nomenclature for future Core processors from Intel (Intel)

The most interesting of the announcements is the subfamily of processors known as Intel Core Ultra. The device manufacturer has not yet ruled on what its characteristics will be, but they announced that it will be the premium line of future Intel Core processors. It will only be launched on the market in the second half of 2023.

Did the letter “i” mean something?

The “i” in “Core i” appeared since 2008 and is short for “Intelligence” (following the line of the company whose name is Intel for “Intelligence” in English). Core i processors came onto the market with a design designed to be marketed as powerful and at the same time energy efficient, that is, “smart”. The concept was undoubtedly a success, because the Core i line became a standard for many manufacturers of computers, laptops and other devices where energy consumption is a concern.

The distribution of Intel Core i processors

Let’s face it… Understanding Intel processors is quite a challenge for those new to computers. Do you even know what the difference is between a Core i5 and a Core i3? The answer is not so simple. Here we explain the details.

  • The i9 series is the highest range of consumer processors from Intel. These processors offer exceptional performance and are designed for high-performance tasks such as intensive gaming, video editing, and 3D rendering.
  • The i7 series is also among the high-end processors from Intel. They offer solid performance and are suitable for demanding applications such as gaming, media editing, and content creation.
  • The i5 series sits in the mid-range of Intel Core processors. They are widely used in general purpose computers and offer a good balance between performance and price. They are suitable for gaming, multitasking, and productivity applications.
  • The i3 series is the entry range of Intel Core processors. They’re cheaper processors but still capable of handling everyday tasks like web browsing, media playback, and basic productivity apps.

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