Intel confuses customers with upcoming laptop chips

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Intel's upcoming 15th generation Arrow Lake chips may be confusingly named according to new leaks. Understanding the difference between Intel's latest chips may soon become more challenging.

Differentiating between Intel's latest chips may soon become even more confusing. A reliable leaker known as Golden Pig Upgrade on Bilibili, a video-sharing platform based in Shanghai, shared what Intel plans to call its next-generation laptop chips (via NotebookCheck). And if this rumor is true, even connoisseurs of Intel's chips will find this new naming confusing.

According to Golden Pig Upgrade, Intel's upcoming 15th Gen Arrow Lake chips will launch with the Core Ultra 200 title, while chips with the non-Ultra Core 200 label will technically be Raptor Lake chips.

When one chip is significantly more powerful than the other, you'd think Intel would give them completely different naming conventions, but this wouldn't be the first time Intel has confused buyers with chip names. Intel launched similarly confusing chips earlier this year, with its Meteor Lake CPUs - Core 7 Processor 150U, Intel Core 5 Processor 120U and Intel Core 3 Processor 100U - but which were actually updated 14th Gen Raptor Lake CPUs.

To avoid confusion, it would make sense for Intel to reserve the Core/Core Ultra naming convention for their newest chips and come up with something else for redesigned older chips. But unless it magically happens before Intel's next chips launch, you'll need to look carefully at which processor a laptop has if you plan to buy an Intel-based laptop in the coming years.

It's not clear how the upcoming 15th Gen Core 200H (Raptor Lake) chips will differ from their 14th Gen predecessors, but they will undoubtedly not be as powerful as the rumored Arrow Lake chips. According to a rumor reported by TechRadar, Arrow Lake processors could get a "25% to 35% performance boost over Meteor Lake" without hyperthreading or LP-E cores."

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