Whereas we’re nonetheless over 1 / 4 out from the tip of 2022, Intel already has its eyes aimed toward 2023 and its eventual refresh of its cellular processors. To that finish, right now the corporate has introduced that they’re making some branding modifications for the low-end.
Beginning in 2023, Intel shall be retiring the Pentium and Celeron manufacturers for laptop computer processors. As a replacement, Intel can have a singular “Intel Processor” model for the low finish of the market, whereas the Core branding (with its a number of tiers) will stay in place for the remainder of Intel’s cellular product stack.
Notably, this alteration solely applies to future laptop computer elements. At this level Intel will not be saying a change for desktop elements or embedded elements. However with that stated, I’d not be in the least shocked if these change in the end got here to desktops as properly, as cellular is successfully Intel’s main client market phase lately. So know-how and names are inclined to percolate as much as the desktop phase, maintaining the 2 in sync.
Intel’s present era Pentium and Celeron choices are each primarily based on Alder Lake-U processors with a single efficiency core and 4 (one block of) effectivity cores. The one variations between these SKUs, apart from worth, is clockspeeds – particularly, that the Celeron elements lack turbo. So if Intel goes to pursue the same technique in future generations, then it’s not outlandish to fold two comparable merchandise below a single model. Although the choice to forgo any type of particular branding is an uncommon one for Intel.
With that stated, there’s additionally been a notable absence of “pure” Atom elements on this phase on this era. Intel has but to provide a real entry-level half utilizing its Gracemont Atom cores; so all the things beneath the Alder Lake Pentiums/Celerons has been the last-generation Tremont Atoms. So bigger modifications could also be afoot for Intel’s least expensive laptop computer product phase.