Intel LGA775 Chips Naming Revealed

@ 2004/03/30
Intel plans not to use megahertz at all, or limit the usage of clock-speeds, with its next-generation Pentium 4 and Celeron processors in LGA775 packaging. Instead, the chip giant is reportedly planning to employ its recently unveiled strategy of model numbers.

Starting from the second quarter of 2004 Intel Corporation will mark its CPUs according to their position in its product family or series. The first digit in the model number reflects product positioning; another two digits reveal relative performance within a concrete family of chips. The rating will make pretty tough to compare microprocessors of different series by their working frequency, but is supposed to reveal clear processor’s place in its family.

While preliminary and pretty precise names for Intel Pentium 4 Extreme Edition, Intel Pentium 4, Intel Celeron, Intel Pentium M “Dothan”, Intel Pentium M “Banias” and Intel Celeron M chips were revealed on the 19th of March, 2004, AnandTech web-site decided to add some details into the matrix of future CPUs from Intel. Apparently, Intel Pentium 4 Extreme Edition processors at 3.20GHz and 3.40GHz will be called Pentium 4 730 and Pentium 4 760 respectively. Other model numbers reported in the article are the same as those unveiled in mid-March at X-bit labs.

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