Intel plans to unify the product names of its CPUs and platforms beginning on January 1, 2008 to simplify the company's complicated product lines, according to sources at PC makers.
Good. Why they made the whole mess in the first place is anybody's guess.
Core 2 Quad, Core 2 Duo and the Core 2 Solo will soon be simply known as Core 2 processors. Next year or so, Intel will release a processor with 8 cores. The present naming scheme would have sound silly with that: Core 2 Octo.
I still think Intel should have publicly called the new line they released in July 2006 as the 'Core' processors. They could have kept the 'Core 2' name for the epic Nehalem line which will come out in late 2008.
Now, if Intel would only rename the Viiv...