Intel to Rebrand Kaby-Lake Pentiums towards Pentium Gold

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  1. Hilbert Hagedoorn

    Hilbert Hagedoorn Don Vito Corleone Staff Member

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    kruno Master Guru

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    But but but i want Pentium Platinum :):):)
    Jesus Intel with every new day looks more and more like kindergarten o_O instead company with grown ups
     
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    I'm not sure I understand the marketing behind this. It's inconsistent compared to the rest of their product lineup, and I feel like in some cases it could make a Pentium Gold seem like a fancier product than an i5.

    Also, it's a bit of an oxymoron. Gold represents rarity and value, but this product is a commodity and one of the cheapest in Intel's lineup. Meanwhile, if the 18-core i9 was called something along the lines of "Core i9 7980X Gold" I'd have thought that was a good product name.
     
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    Evildead666 Maha Guru

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    Intel marketing thought things were getting too clear, and had to have a new name for everything.
    Pentium Gold = Proper CPU, Pentium Silver = Atom SoC.
    Makes you want to buy Intel, doesn't it..................
     
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    Looks like Intel wants their 2c/4t Pentiums to have their own brand.
     
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    this brand already exist... it's "PENTIUM" but now they add extra segmentation... with 1 or 2 unit in each of those, i don't know what they will do???

    will a Celeron gold be as powerfull as a Pentium rusted metal??? who is the more powerfull Rhino or Elephant??? ketchup or mayonnaise??? ... so much awnserless question lol
     
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    Instead it became a company of grown downs...
     
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    does Intel want to hit us about the new Pentiums prices ? :p
     
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    You mean, to HINT?
    Yes, or, maybe, the copper printed tracks will be swapped for golden, he, he...
     
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    So they're actually trying to polish a turd
     
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    Gee Intel, now I want i9 gold.
     
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    Shiny name change to convince plebians to buy it when there are better options from the competition.
     
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    Is this a new currency ? If you want to buy i7 it will cost 4 Pentium Golds :D
     
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    If gaming in 2017 has taught me anything, I expect these gold CPU's to require micro-transactions where you buy "platinum" from Intel to unlock extra cores and features.
    It's sooo obvious guys, this makes TOTAL sense.
     

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    Yep hint was what i though i wrote !
     

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