Intel abandons the Pentium and Celeron brands which become Intel Processor

Intel abandons the Pentium and Celeron brands which become Intel Processor


To clarify its offer, Intel will abandon its Pentium and Celeron brands. The first appeared in 1993 with the Intel Pentium processor, the foundry’s 5th generation of processors and successor to the Intel 80486. revival in 2006 as a variation of the Celeron. Celeron processors appeared in 1998 and were entry-level versions of Pentiums intended to equip PCs designed for office use.

With the return of the Pentiums in 2006, the differentiation between the two denominations had become increasingly blurred, and the aura of the Pentium brand had largely declined to the point of acquiring a pejorative connotation. Both brands will disappear from laptops in 2023 to be replaced by the name Intel Processor, which coincides with the arrival of 13th generation Core processors called Raptor Lake.

The Intel Processor range will therefore complement the well-identified brands Intel Core, Intel Evo and Intel vPro, currently present on laptops.

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