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Why did Intel name their processors as i3, i5 and i7 instead of i2, i4 and i6 or i1, i2, i3, i4 and so on? #İNTEL

After the Intel Pentium series, Intel’s new flagship Intel Core i Series, why do you think it continues to 3-5-7? We’ve got a couple of possibilities for you.


The product naming of famous brand owners can sometimes be interesting. Even after this naming, the products of the competitors are inspired; like AMD Ryzen, the rival of the Intel Core series, which we will soon examine.

As you know AMD Ryzen is currently on the market with the series Ryzen 3-5-7. However, this numbering has no meaning or significance except that it produces products in the same segment as its competitors. Our exit point is Intel and it seems to be two different reasons for this numbering.

1. Legislation

According to the copyright and naming laws, you can not register the name of the mark, the product in the form of definitions. For example, say you designed a dual-core processor; it can not be 2 Core or Core 2. As a matter of fact, if you do this, then the company that produces a dual-core processor will be defeated. In other words, the processor names do not match the core numbers that go in a double-sided fashion. So single numbers were used.

2. Head Confusion

Before discussing this article, let’s look at Intel’s Core Series and core numbers:

i3: They are all dual cores.

i5: 2 or 4 core.

i7: 4 or 6 core.

Now, considering the above table, let’s assume that the series i go 2-4-6. Calling i3 series i2 will not be a problem; all processors are dual core. What if the i5s were called i4? The first image that i4 processor will have in your mind is 4 core, but there are also 2-core mods. Likewise, if i6 would be, the 4-core model would still be the head of the customer.

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In a nutshell, Intel, in particular, made the best possible designation. 2-4-6 did not make sense both legally and ‘marketing’.

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