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Detailing the new nomenclature for Intel CPUs 2013-2014

Detailing the new nomenclature for Intel CPUs 2013-2014

Since the introduction of microprocessors based on the Sandy Bridge micro-architecture in 2010, based microprocessors to build their block to those who called modules (modular micro-arquitectua), which continued to focus on its microprocessors based on the micro- Ivy Bridge architecture, and will continue in future micro-architectures and Broadwell.

The modular architecture of Intel

Intel modular architectures are comprised of several modules, divided into two types: the dual-core module (M) and the IGP module (GT1/GT2/GT3), varying the number and combinations of them, Intel is able to offer various variants of their chips adapted to all kinds of segments, and to help you significantly reduce production costs.

Intel traditionally builds its microprocessors using one (1M: Dual Core) or two (2M: quad core) CPU modules, accompanied by one of the variants of its IGP module (GT1 or GT2 or GT3); additionally have microprocessors built solely on CPU modules lines focused on high-performance workstations and servers consist of three (3M), four (4M) or more CPU modules.

The nomenclature of Intel microprocessors

Intel maintains a nomenclature scheme simple and tidy for its diverse family of microprocessors, which are named code the name of the micro-architecture in which they are based (Sandy Bride / Ivy Bridge / Haswell / Broadwell), followed by an acronym indicating the market segment to which they are directed.

Next we will detail the nomenclature currently used by Intel:

DT (Desktop)

Variant focused desktop microprocessors, for example we have microprocessors based on Ivy Bridge microarchitecture, designed to desktop socket 1155 are code named Ivy Bridge-DT.

E (Extreme)

Variant microprocessors aimed at top-end desktop, for example we have the microprocessor future Ivy Bridge-E (Core i7 Extreme Edition).

MB (Mobile)

Variant focused on microprocessors for laptops (notebooks), for example Ivy Bridge-MB.

ULT (Ultra Low TDP)

Variant microprocessors intended for ultrabooks, replaces the previous designation ULV (Ultra Low Voltage), the first microprocessor to debut this name will Haswell SoC-ULT.

Other names of Intel

In Intel microprocessors for servers have other acronyms like:

  • IN (2P Servers).
  • EP (4P servers).
  • EX (high-density servers).

Intel Core CPUs and SoCs fourth generation “Haswell”

Since late April 2013, will begin arriving the different variants of Intel Core microprocessors and SoCs fourth generation “Haswell”, among which we have some news and changes in code names traditionally used by Intel, which welcome to the new names:

H (still unknown where it came from this nomenclature)

New nomenclature to be released by the SoC for desktop Haswell-H, which will use contacts and soldiers come to the motherboard, making it the new Intel product line marketed from next year, probably intended to segment of all-in-one and nontraditional formats (Mini-ITX and other small footprint designs).

ULX (Ultra eXtreme Low TDP)

Title to be released in the new SoC Ultrabooks and tablets to Intel low-power, is believed to be the best examples chosen Haswell-ULT clips, its very low power consumption and lower temperatures make them worthy of a new name .

Below we have compiled a table of specifications for fourth-generation Core microprocessors “Haswell”:

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Intel Core CPUs and SoCs fifth generation “Broadwell”

It is hoped that these future microprocessors arrive during 2014, and from this new series Intel completely changes its code name traditionally used by a new and simpler:

D (Desktop)

Replaces the previous designation DT, and will be released by microprocessors Broadwell-D.


Used by the SoC Broadwell-H, which will form the second generation SoCs for all-in-one and nontraditional formats.

M (Mobile)

Replaces the previous designation MB, will be released in the microprocessor for laptops.

U (Ultrabook)

Replaces the previous name ULT, and will be released by the SoC Broadwell-U.

And (still unknown where it came from this nomenclature)

Replaces the previous designation ULX, and will be released by the SoC And for Ultrabooks and tablets.

Detailed new code names, here are some of the characteristics of future microprocessors Broadwell:

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The Intel SoC approach

Changes of the approach towards the SoC Intel x86 , apparently will not be as dramatic or traumatic as many imagined, and now make sense is that the statements expressed by ASUS recently , indicating that both approaches coexist each in a different segment market, at least for a few years.

Note 1: Although we have based this on one published by PC Watch, they have not mentioned anything about Broadwell-D, but since Intel said that there will be a variant Broadwell LGA package, and sigiendo logic of the new nomenclature, is most likely to be called Broadwell-D, but is also the possibility that Intel decided to use a different code name, so we will update this article if Intel uses a different nomenclature.

Note 2: Although this article was already written and ready for publication in a few days, we have decided to bring forward its publication Merry Christmas to all!

Link: IntelがLGA版Broadwellを用意しない理由

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1 Comment

  1. “but since Intel said that there will be a variant Broadwell LGA package”
    Where/When did they say this?


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