Intel Rebrands Kaby Lake Pentiums to Pentium Goldby Anton Shilov & Joe Shields on October 12, 2017 2:30 PM EST
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Intel has announced plans to rebrand its current generation Pentium processors, and future generations, to 'Pentium Gold' chips. The rebranding reflects Intel’s intention to position the latest Pentium CPUs above the previous generation parts.
Starting from November 2nd, Intel’s boxed Pentium G4560, G4600, and G4620 processors will carry the Pentium Gold brand. These parts were launched in Q1 2017, and are dual-core CPUs with Hyper-Threading technology and an improved integrated GPU.
|General Specifications of Intel's Pentium G-Series Processors|
|HD Graphics 610: 12 EUs at 900 - 1100 MHz
HD Graphics 630: 24 EUs at 1000 - 1150 MHz
|HD Graphics 510: 12 EUs at 950 MHz
HD Graphics 530: 24 EUs at 1150 MHz
With the name changes also comes a slight branding and retail packaging update. The first is with their “Piggyback label” (included sticker attached to the instructions), which changes from the ‘PCB’ die map as a background to gold. Instead of saying Pentium inside, it now says Pentium Gold with the Intel name above it.
The outside of the retail packaging carton some changes are made as well. Where it used to simply say “Desktop Processor” now says “Intel Pentium Gold Desktop Processor.”
There are unofficial reports claiming that Intel is also preparing Pentium Silver products, thus splitting the desktop Pentium lineup into two groups. The Pentium Gold family evidently consists of the mainstream desktop (MSDT) processors based on the high-performance Core-branded microarchitecture. According to some reports, the Pentium Silver lineup will use the ultra-low power (ULP) codenamed Gemini Lake microarchitecture, but we cannot confirm this independently.
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Reflex - Thursday, October 12, 2017 - linkSo it'll fit right in in Trump Tower then...
Tylanner - Thursday, October 12, 2017 - linkThat's it! We are officially no longer privy to the cool Intel code names.
iwod - Thursday, October 12, 2017 - linkCant wait AMD 's ZenVega to trash this gold.
ddriver - Thursday, October 12, 2017 - linkThey should have named it Zega.
mapesdhs - Friday, October 13, 2017 - linkVen ain't so bad either, sounds like a scifi badass.
Intervenator - Thursday, October 12, 2017 - linkWhy is it so hard for both Intel and AMD to make easy to understand naming schemes...
BrokenCrayons - Thursday, October 12, 2017 - linkIt almost seems like Intel pilfered "top talent" from AMD's marketing department.
Presenting Intel's Pentium Gold from the same brilliant minds that created AMD's Radeon Software Crimson ReLive Edition!
nfriedly - Thursday, October 12, 2017 - linkLOL, this reminds me of when they call Miller "The Champagne of Beers!"
That aside, I do like it if it means it'll be easier to differentiate between Core i & Atom Pentiums.
Flunk - Thursday, October 12, 2017 - linkI thought Miller was the water of beers.
Seriously, it's just water with food coloring right?
mikk - Thursday, October 12, 2017 - linkAMD has another Intel naming scheme to copy