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Intel Corp. on Monday plans to unveil a single brand name for its new generation of chips for notebooks and desktop machines, formally dubbed Merom and Conroe.

Both chips should begin making their way into Apple's professional line of notebooks and desktops in the second half of the year.

The world's largest chip maker on Monday will announce that Conroe and Merom will both be called "Core 2 Duo" chips when they launch in the third quarter of the year, according to an advance press release.

Woodcrest, a high-end desktop and server chip targeted at high-performance enthusiasts, will be known as Core 2 Extreme, the company said.

According to Intel, the new line of chips will be faster and use less energy than previous processors, such as the Pentium 4. The company hopes the chips will help it regain mind and market share from rival Advanced Micro Devices.

Last month, Intel announced that it would bring the next-generation chips to market earlier than expected, with Woodcrest shipping in June, Conroe in July and Merom in August.
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Nice chips, shame about the names. Maybe Intel should leave marketing up to the professionals. I'm sure Steve could have suggested something a little less drab.
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Nice chips, shame about the names. Maybe Intel should leave marketing up to the professionals. I'm sure Steve could have suggested something a little less drab.

You mean, like IntelChip Pro, or something?

Actually, I don't think MacBook and MacBook Pro are bad names (I own one). I do admit it did take a little getting used to, though. PowerBook just rolls off the tongue.
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formally dubbed Merom and Conroe.

Well they are now formally known as Core 2 Duo.

They were formerly known as Merom and Conroe.

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Wouldn't "Core Duo 2" make more sense than "Core 2 Duo"?

After all isn't everyone saying that intel will no longer make single core chips, so everything should be a duo anyways....I think. \
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post #6 of 19
Do you think that Apple will update the MacBook Pro when Merom comes out in august? It would be only 3-4 months lifetime for the 17".

I thnik that I could wait 3 month. I will buy the softwares I need and will use my privat iMac G5 that is so slow and noisy.

What is your predictions? Right at the disponibility of Merom or at Paris Apple Expo (10 sept.) or later?
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Do you think that Apple will update the MacBook Pro when Merom comes out in august? It would be only 3-4 months lifetime for the 17".

I thnik that I could wait 3 month. I will buy the softwares I need and will use my privat iMac G5 that is so slow and noisy.

What is your predictions? Right at the disponibility of Merom or at Paris Apple Expo (10 sept.) or later?

I think I will wait for Merom. That could change when the Macbooks come out though.
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At least it wasn't called Core Wii Duo.
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Woodcrest, a high-end desktop and server chip targeted at high-performance enthusiasts, will be known as Core 2 Extreme, the company said.

Core 2 Extreme will be an enhanced version of Conroe, not Woodcrest.

I presume this is based on the Reuters report from yesterday...

http://today.reuters.com/news/newsAr...archived=False

No mention of Woodcrest.
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Core 2 Extreme will be an enhanced version of Conroe, not Woodcrest.

I presume this is based on the Reuters report from yesterday...

http://today.reuters.com/news/newsAr...archived=False

No mention of Woodcrest.

If you are right, that would be a change, as I understand that most, or at least some of the previous EEs were the Xeon MP chips more or less repackaged as Pentium Extreme Edition, so the EEs could very well be repackaged Woodcrests.
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Wouldn't "Core Duo 2" make more sense than "Core 2 Duo"?

After all isn't everyone saying that intel will no longer make single core chips, so everything should be a duo anyways....I think. \

I'm on board with that... They obviously didn't think through the next iteration of the chips... smart people, but lousy with the names. \

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post #12 of 19
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Originally posted by ecking
Wouldn't "Core Duo 2" make more sense than "Core 2 Duo"?

After all isn't everyone saying that intel will no longer make single core chips, so everything should be a duo anyways....I think. \

No, it is the Core that is version 2, not the Duo. And single core versions will continue to exist, along with versions that have more than 2 cores. Core 2 Trio, Core 2 Quadro, Core 2 Quinto, ... Core 2 Octo, ...

Its going to get a bit unweildy.
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Wouldn't "Core Duo 2" make more sense than "Core 2 Duo"?

After all isn't everyone saying that intel will no longer make single core chips, so everything should be a duo anyways....I think. \

at least it isn't like ATI..

xCoreDuo X8000^2 XT X-TREME deluXe LE... eleventy billion.

It comes with Type-R stickers and benchmarks slower than the older model.
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At least it wasn't called Core Wii Duo.

omg if there ever was a flop by a company

nintendo nailed it with Wii.



tank.
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omg if there ever was a flop by a company

nintendo nailed it with Wii.



tank.

Looking back at Nintendo's track record, console names have never been their strong point.

The Nintendo Entertainment System
The SUPER Nintendo Entertainment System
The Game Boy
The Game Boy Color
The Game Boy Advance
The Game Cube

Wii doesn't seem all that out of the ordinary. I imagine the games and the unique controller implementation will lead it to success.
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At least it wasn't called Core Wii Duo.

post #17 of 19
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If you are right, that would be a change, as I understand that most, or at least some of the previous EEs were the Xeon MP chips more or less repackaged as Pentium Extreme Edition, so the EEs could very well be repackaged Woodcrests.

Only the first Pentium 4 Extreme Editions have been based on the Gallatin Xeon chip, later P4 EE were based on Prescott. The dual core Pentium Extreme Editions are based on Smithfield and Presler.
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Only the first Pentium 4 Extreme Editions have been based on the Gallatin Xeon chip, later P4 EE were based on Prescott. The dual core Pentium Extreme Editions are based on Smithfield and Presler.

Are you serious? They have a product called "Gallatin Xeon"

Not to be confused with Gelatin Xenon, obviously. OK Intel's marketting department is now called the "mircotting depurchmint."

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Are you serious? They have a product called "Gallatin Xeon"

Not to be confused with Gelatin Xenon, obviously. OK Intel's marketting department is now called the "mircotting depurchmint."

Morons... er, Morans

Gallatin is a development codename, not the marketing name of the actual product. It might be named after the national park.
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