Intel is in no hurry to abandon well-established brands. Processors Sandy Bridge E will sell under the i7 brand.
Intel's i7 processors have been uncontested for some time in the extreme markets. The competing company, AMDWhile Intel does have some competition in the middle markets, it can't really compete with the i7 processors.
Apparently due to these data and establishing the i7 brand as a series of processors that has no equivalent in performance, selects Intel Not to abandon the brand that it has established and does not intend to call the "Sandy Bridge E in a different name, based on a confidential document obtained by Xbit Labs.
According to the document, Intel I mean 3 introduced new models during the fourth quarter this year. 2, the six-core models, will come with an open product at speeds of 3.3Ghz and 3.2Ghz respectively and with 15 or 12 megabytes of cache. One more model will come with 4 cores and a partially open product, with a cache of this model running 10MB. The processors will demand Motherboard Based on an X79 chipset and compatible with the LGA2011 chassis.
The X79 chipset, by the way, You will also support the LGA1366 socket Which is getting older. A rather odd move from Intel because the company has no reason to support multiple Enthusiast platforms at the same time. Computer enthusiasts who are quick to upgrade to the new chipset will probably also replace the processor. Maybe Intel is trying to keep the chassis alive in order to make it difficult for AMD To introduce the Bulldozer and LIano processors into the market. Apparently, Intel Plans to kill the X58 kit to use its new chipset for all the Extreme processors.
All that remains is to wait and see whether AMD You can compete with Intel this round, or its i7 brand will continue to dominate the high end markets.