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Discussion in 'Apple, Inc and Tech Industry' started by iMacmatician, Aug 8, 2008.
Everybody thought it would be "Core 3," but no
it's "Core i7."
I see Intel being heavily influenced by Apple! Not only for product nomenclature but also logo designs! This is probably the first ever Intel logo that may be likable by the Mac community (but still not enough to be stuck on our Macs of course!
Somewhat less marked logo here.
Not that much of a change but i7 is interesting.
BTW I'm on vacation.
So basically it is the 786 processor. Which confirms that Core & Core 2 was the 686.
"686": Pentium Pro, Pentium II, Pentium III, Pentium M (including Core), Core 2
"786": Core i7
It looks like there's no more "Duo," "Quad," etc. Oh well. There's other ways (mockup).
i7 sounds similar to G7. More resemblance to PowerPC anyone?
Why being so negative?
its not being negative just being amused by some of these ideas lol
Duo and Quad really helped the masses. I can't believe they'd getting rid of them for colors.
it would be nice if they did
i71 for solo
i72 for duo
or 17quad, i7octo
owell i better get to memorizing those colors lol
That was a mockup. Should have made that clear.
That I knew.
Anyone want to predict how many people will have the i7 logo as their avatar now?
Also, the read link takes me to an RSS feed and opens my feed aggregator.
I did change the link from a direct image link to the page itself. It looks like Behardware doesn't hot linking off site anymore. It works fine for me.
I wonder what your problem is...
You're right up through "586"/Pentium. Intel officially abandoned the x86 names with Pentium, and it was codenamed "P5" But it was the fifth generation core.
Pentium Pro was "P6", and was the sixth generation core. Pentium II and Pentium III were directly descendent from Pentium Pro.
Itanium was officially the seventh generation core. When it failed to achieve serious market penetration...
Pentium 4 became the "seventh generation" core. The core lost any numbering at all, and became "NetBurst". Pentium 4 begat Pentium D and Pentium Extreme Edition.
Pentium M and Core Duo are loosely derived from the "P6" line, but are different enough that they are their own line. I haven't seen anywhere specifically referring to it as an eighth generation, but for all intents and purposes, it was.
Core 2 is yet another new line. Yes, it carries some loose family resemblance to P6, but it is not derivative enough to be a true member of the family, just like Pentium M and Core Duo. It is also different enough from Core Duo to be separate. At this point, nobody refers to it by generation number any more, but it is effectively the ninth generation.
Nehalem will therefore be the tenth generation x86-family core.
Note that I currently work as a contractor to Intel, but have no inside knowledge of any public naming in regards to Nehalem, so I'm not even going to speculate on it.
Oh, and I suppose I have to add: My comments are my own personal comments, not the opinion of Intel, etc, etc, etc...
Going to be a busy Monday & Tuesday for Intel...
Am I the only one who realizes that i7 is an imaginary number?
EDIT: god damn, that is what summer does to me. Well it is even more imaginary then normal imaginary numbers! ;P
seems like it is usually the other way around, i.e. a + bi, but perhaps intel is thinking different[ly].
Why is it that intel is unable to come up with a coherent and logical naming scheme? It would be a lot easier to understand by the average consumer if they called it core 3, and retained the solo, duo, quad, and octo names.
Is there some sort of marketing advantage in consumer confusion?
They may be future proofing - 16 core would be
Intel Core 3 Hexa-deca?
Talk about confusing!