Intel the tech giant announced that it is upgrading its Core brand to include two new product lines: the Intel Core i9, i7, and i5 Ultra processors and the mainstream Intel Core processors. This naming convention change is in line with the company’s plans to streamline its processor branding.
The upgraded Core processors are split into two categories, the Ultra and non-Ultra. The Ultra brand is reserved for the new Meteor Lake architecture, while the non-Ultra brand includes the Raptor Lake U Refresh. The Raptor Lake U Refresh processor will fall under the Intel Core processor category, while the Ultra processors will be referred to as the 1st Gen Intel Core Ultra processors.
The correct way to refer to the Core Ultra processors is:
Leaked benchmark scores have revealed new Ultra processor products, such as the Core i7 Ultra 1003H, Core i7 Ultra 1002H, and Core i5 Ultra 1003H. These new products belong to the new generation of mobile platforms and are expected to set a new benchmark for performance.
The upgraded Raptor Lake U series should be referred to as:
Intel has also updated its branding for its processors and graphics cards. For systems that use Intel Evo technology, there is now the Intel Evo Edition platform brand. For commercial products, the Intel vPro Enterprise and Intel vPro Essentials device labels are now available to identify relevant commercial models.
For enthusiasts eagerly awaiting the 14th generation “enthusiast” laptop and desktop Raptor Lake Refresh models, the naming convention will remain the same, with iX-14XXX. The new naming convention will debut on thin and light laptops, where the “Ultra” designation indicates the use of the new Meteor Lake architecture CPU.
Stay tuned for more updates and reviews on these new CPU!