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Next-gen Intel chips get a name

Next-gen Intel chips get a name

Matt Elliott Senior Editor
Matt Elliott is a senior editor at CNET with a focus on laptops and streaming services. Matt has more than 20 years of experience testing and reviewing laptops. He has worked for CNET in New York and San Francisco and now lives in New Hampshire. When he's not writing about laptops, Matt likes to play and watch sports. He loves to play tennis and hates the number of streaming services he has to subscribe to in order to watch the various sports he wants to watch.
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Matt Elliott
Intel has settled on a name for its forthcoming 65nm dual-core CPUs. Both the desktop chips, developed under the name Conroe, and the laptop chips, developed under the name Merom, will be called Core 2 Duo. Though they share a handle, the two families of chips are different; the model numbering scheme for each will almost certainly help you keep the mobile parts separate from their sedentary siblings. Also, the supercharged version of the desktop processors will carry the name Core 2 Extreme. The desktop chips are expected to launch in July followed by the laptop chips in August. Read more .