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Old 2017-04-28, 14:31   #5
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This is really daft; Intel's previous naming scheme, with the last two digits being basically 'awesomeness within the generation' and the version number telling you which generation you were in, made a lot of sense - at any time you probably did want an E5-2650 of the current generation.

It might be inevitable if 'v6' is going to mean Kaby Lake on the desktop, because it's not clear 'Kaby Lake' is a meaningful thing in a server context; it's not at all obvious to me what the next multi-core-server after Skylake will be.

Also, the new numbering scheme for 'gold' overlaps with the original eight-core Magny Cours Opteron numbering.
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