From 2023: “Intel Processor” will replace the Pentium and Celeron brands

Intel is retiring the Pentium and Celeron processor families, which are at the lower end of its in-house portfolio, and is focusing even more on the higher-ranked premium brands Core, Evo, and vPro. From 2023, the manufacturer will gradually place the “Intel processor” below the Core I series.

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The “Intel Processor” replaces Pentium and Celeron

For “essential” areas of application, Intel has planned the “Intel Processor” – “Intel Processor” – from 2023, starting with the mobile portfolio for notebooks and 2-in-1s, which is intended to replace the Pentium and Celeron brands and below the Core i3, Core i5, Core i7, and Core i9 is placed. The “Mobile Client Platforms”, which are to be standardized with this measure, will no longer be considered with Pentium and Celeron CPUs from the product year following 2023.

Today, Intel introduces a new processor for the essential product space: Intel Processor. The new offering will replace the Intel Pentium and Intel Celeron branding in the 2023 notebook product

Processors and systems-on-a-chip (SoCs) from different product families, which were previously classified as Pentium or Celeron, are then to be combined and offered under the “Intel Processor” branding.

As Intel has announced, processors that have already been released and CPUs that are already on public roadmaps are not affected by this measure.

The manufacturer has not yet answered whether and when the Pentium and Celeron processors in the desktop will follow the example of the mobile offshoots. However, it can be assumed that the entire product portfolio will rely on the new nomenclature for processors in the medium term.

Much remains unclear

Intel has not revealed exactly what the naming of the different models will look like. The manufacturer only disclosed the reason for this action, to be able to find the right CPU for the desired use case more easily.


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