For future development, Intel's future processors are no longer "Pentium"

time:2023-03-24 10:14:03 author:Notebook computer
For future development, Intel's future processors are no longer "Pentium"

When it comes to Pentium and Celeron, players who came into contact with PC in the early years must be no strangers. The Pentium processor, which originated in 1992, once represented an era of personal computer processors; while the Celeron processor, which originated in 1998, was only an entry-level product launched by Intel to deal with AMD's low-price strategy, but it was a product of its own. Its low price and excellent overclocking ability have left a deep impression on domestic digital enthusiasts. Unfortunately, with the passage of time, both product lines are no longer as brave as they once were. After Intel launched a new Core product line, the status of Pentium and Celeron was replaced by new brands. Since then, the Pentium brand has been positioned in the low-end market, while the Celeron brand has been used in entry-level laptops, overseas ChromeBooks and even soft routers, and the two brands have disappeared from consumers' sight. On September 16, Intel officially announced that in the notebook processor product line in 2023, there will no longer be the Pentium and Celeron brands, and instead will be the new "Intel Processor" (Intel Processor) as multiple processors. The brand name of the product family. Josh Newman, vice president of Intel Corporation, said: "I hope that the new "Intel processor" brand will allow users to choose the processor that meets their needs in a more targeted manner. (Source: PCGamer) After nearly 30 years of time journey, the Pentium and Celeron brands, which have witnessed Intel's glory and trough, are about to officially say goodbye to us. Let's take this opportunity to review the history of the rise and fall of these two brands, and see what brought these two brands to where they are today, and what impact will Intel's decision have on our consumers?< h1 class="pgc-h-arrow-right" data-track="11">Intel's "tendency"Before Intel launched the Pentium brand, the product naming of the X86 processor market can be said to be very simple. At that time, the processors launched by Intel were called the 286/386/486 series, the processors launched by AMD were called the AM286/AM386/AM486 series, and the processors launched by Cyrix (another X86 processor manufacturer whose products were manufactured by Texas Instruments) It is called CY486 series. Various manufacturers use 86 as the suffix, which leads to confusion between products and it is not easy to distinguish. In order to break this naming confusion, Intel officially launched the Pentium (Pentium) series of processors in 1993 to distinguish it from the 5x86 series introduced by competitors. According to Microsoft, the name Pentium comes from the Greek word Penta and the Latin word suffix ium, indicating that this is the "fifth" generation of X86 architecture processors. (Source: The birth of the Pentium series has brought the X86 architecture processor to a new level. The first-generation Pentium processor dominated with its 64bit bus bandwidth, greatly improved floating-point operations and higher core frequency; Pentium MMX, which was born in 1996, significantly improved multimedia performance by adding the MMX instruction set; Pentium launched in 1997. The II processor uses the 250nm process for the first time, which is also a classic for Intel to establish the industry's advantages. There are two major products, Pentium lI and Pentium Il Xeon. Intel has the potential to conquer the city in the high-end desktop processor market and server market. But in the entry-level market, in order to deal with AMD's low price strategy, Intel still needs a competitive product, and this is the Celeron series processors launched in 1998. Although the original Celeron processor was criticized for cutting off the second-level cache, Intel's subsequent Celeron 300A, Celeron 3 series and Celeron D series have attracted a large number of hard cores with reasonable knife skills and good overclocking performance. DIY players. "In the face of Celeron D, only a fool would buy a Pentium IV", which even became a famous saying for CPU purchase in 2005. (Source: Intel’s official website) For Intel, for a long time, Pentium and Celeron were their bipolars in the consumer processor market. The two brands have formed a "tightening trend", helping Intel to occupy a dominant position from entry to high-end.

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However, kingship is not forever. At the turn of the millennium, Intel and AMD fought a battle of the century over processor frequency. Under the strong pressure of AMD, Intel began to advocate "only the main frequency theory", and launched the Pentium 4 series with NetBurst architecture, and this kind of working frequency improved by lengthening the pipeline not only exchanged for too low Execution efficiency and serious heating problems have also brought the Pentium 4 and Celeron 4 using this architecture into serious controversy. In order to get rid of the negative reputation, Intel, a big family, finally gave up the entire NetBurst architecture, and also indirectly gave up the two major brands of Pentium and Celeron, which adopted the NetBurst architecture, and replaced them with the new Core (Core) brand, and use A new product naming method for classifying four CPU levels: Core i3, Core i5, Core i7, and Core i9. In today's processor market, the Core i3 series has been able to bear the burden of Intel's entry market, and the classification of Core i5, Core i7, and Core i9 also makes Intel's mid-to-high-end product lineup more layered. It is convenient for users to choose their favorite products. The values ​​of the two major brands, Pentium and Celeron, have been perfectly inherited by Core Duo. (Source: Intel official website) Because of this, in my opinion, the elimination of Pentium and Celeron is actually a very reasonable thing. First of all, after being replaced by Core Duo, the two major brands, Pentium and Celeron, fell into a long definition period. In the following fifteen years, Pentium has experienced changes in the low-end, low-end and entry-level markets, while Celeron has experienced changes in entry-level desktop chips, mobile phone chips, and mobile low-end chips. Nowadays, although Intel will launch new Pentium and Celeron processors every time it is replaced, as long as we observe carefully, it is not difficult to find that the actual differences and differences between the processors dubbed these two brands are not obvious. (For example, Celeron 7300 and Pentium Gold 8500), these two brands that used to be all-powerful in the past, placed in the current Intel CPU product line, the positioning has become somewhat repetitive and redundant. (Source: Intel official website) Secondly, after being consumed and forgotten, Pentium and Celeron no longer have any brand appeal, and Intel does not need to continue to use entry-level products to maintain the existence of the two brands. If you ask today's ordinary consumers how to choose a CPU, they will probably give you only two answers - Intel Core or AMD Ryzen. As for Pentium and Celeron, what are they? Personally, for consumers, Intel's streamlined product line is obviously a good thing. Compared with the disintegrating Pentium, Celeron and Atom, the unified "Intel processor" logo is obviously more recognizable, which allows consumers to easily identify the entry-level products in Intel's product line without being partially unscrupulous. The manufacturer's "latest processor" logo is deceived. Of course, if Intel really wants to help consumers choose products, then they must formulate a simple and reasonable naming rule for the specific model of the new brand, so that ordinary users can accurately understand the actual performance of the product from the model name. and features without having to think twice in several entry-level low-end products with very similar parameters. It is worth noting that this time Intel only cuts the Celeron and Pentium product lines on the mobile side, and the Pentium on the desktop side will still be retained. For those who want to continue to use low-power office desktop users, this is obviously a big "good news".

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