Processor question.

Liquinn

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Why is the new Air i5? I thought the new Haswell would have something different... like how C2D and how i3 was sandy bridge/ivy bridge if that makes sense? Am I missing something?
 

keatre

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I think this is just a terminology misunderstanding.

Since Nehalem builds, Intel chips have been available in 3 flavors: i3, i5, and i7.
When IvyBridge came out, it was the same: i3, i5, and i7.
Haswell is also the same.

The naming scheme has not changed, but the processor "guts" have. So even though an i5 Sandy and i5 Haswell look the same by name, they are quite different in practice.
 
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Why should there be a new naming structure, if the basics are the same (two threads per core in ix CPUs; one thread per core in C2D CPUs)? Or are you asking something entirely different?
 

Liquinn

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I think this is just a terminology misunderstanding.

Since SandyBridge, Intel chips have been available in 3 flavors: i3, i5, and i7.
When IvyBridge came out, it was the same: i3, i5, and i7.
Haswell is also the same.

The naming scheme has not changed, but the processor "guts" have. So even though an i5 Sandy and i5 Haswell look the same by name, they are quite different in practice.
Will this be the same for Broadwell/Skylake/Skymount? :p

Thanks for the clarification.