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Intel Confirms: Core i3/i5/i7 to Become Core 3/5/7, Ultra 3/5/7 for Higher-End

Intel has confirmed that it’ll change the branding of its Core series client processors in the coming months. Last week, several leaks sparked rumors claiming that Team Blue was planning to rename its Core lineup of CPUs, ditching the i entirely. A 14th Gen Meteor Lake-P mobile chip has been spotted in the SiSoft and Ashes Escalation databases:

The Intel Core i5 14500H (or 14600) will be called the Core Ultra 5 1003H. We’re looking at an 18-thread processor comprising a few Redwood Cove “P” cores and several Crestmont “E” cores. Intel has tried changing the naming scene of its client processor multiple times. The Ice Lake and Tiger Lake-U chips got the G4/G7 suffix to indicate the iGPU model.

More recently, the 15W U and 45W H series notebook processors were brought under the P platform without affecting the naming. The desktop-grade HX lineup and the higher-clocked HK SKUs were also introduced.

Yes, we are making brand changes as we’re at an inflection point in our client roadmap in preparation for the upcoming launch of our #MeteorLake processors. We will provide more details regarding these exciting changes in the coming weeks! #Intel

Originally tweeted by Bernard Fernandes (@Bernard_P) on May 1, 2023.

Intel comms rep @Bernard_P has confirmed that the chipmaker is preparing to make brand changes to its upcoming 14th Gen Meteor Lake processors. Additional details on these revisions will be shared in the coming weeks.

The Ultra suffix will likely be added to the higher-end variants of the Core 3/Core 5/Core 7/Core 9 processors. There may also be a Plus suffix for lower-end and Extreme for overclocked variants.

Areej

Computer hardware enthusiast, PC gamer, and almost an engineer. Former co-founder of Techquila (2017-2019), a fairly successful tech outlet. Been working on Hardware Times since 2019, an outlet dedicated to computer hardware and its applications.

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