Intel has confirmed that it will be using a new branding for its Meteor Lake “Core” CPUs and will provide details on this new generation soon.
A few weeks ago an Intel Meteor Lake CPU codenamed Core Ultra 5 1003H was found in the Ashes of The Singularity benchmark database. This was supposed to be a 14th generation Meteor Lake CPU and now it is confirmed that this is indeed the case.
The name confirms that Intel will be dropping the “Core i” series in favor of a new “Core Ultra” brand. The same chip would be known as the Core i5-1003H if the earlier branding is used.
Confirmation of the new branding for Meteor Lake CPUs comes in a tweet from Intel Director of Global Communications Bernard Fernandes:
Yes, we are making brand changes as we’re at an inflection point in our client roadmap in preparation for the upcoming launch of our #MeteorLake processors. We will provide more details regarding these exciting changes in the coming weeks! #Intel
— Bernard Fernandes (@Bernard_P) May 1, 2023
Based on the numbering scheme, it looks like Intel will be starting from scratch, and while the Meteor Lake CPUs are the 14th-gen Core family, there’s no identifier to indicate this. For example, 13th generation CPUs start with the numbering scheme “13”, while the Meteor Lake CPU starts at “10”, which would imply that it is part of the 10th generation family.
Intel’s 13th-gen family is made up of a mix of Raptor and Alder Lake CPUs, so it makes sense to take a new, unified approach similar to what AMD did on its Ryzen 7000 series, but which made things a lot easier. more confusing for consumers.