Intel changes the name of the Pentium processors of the Kaby Lake family to Pentium Gold and will eliminate the Turbo 2.0 and only show the Turbo 3.0, a mode that only activates the frequency cap on only two cores.
I've been wondering for days what the heck Intel is playing with the company's latest moves, which don't make sense. The first and most striking is to change the name of the Pentium processors from the Kaby Lake family to Pentium Gold, something that currently only happens in the aforementioned Intel family. This strategy, quite absurd, the logical thing would have been to implement it from the beginning or to bet on renaming them in the new family of processors, the Coffee Lake. The concealment of part of the frequencies of Intel processors is added to this announcement.
Although the movement in the entry-level processors does not seem logical and has no interest and more at a time when the production of the Pentium G4560, the best-selling processor of the Kaby Lake family, has been halted, which clearly eclipsed The Core i3. Be that as it may, this renaming, not very logical, is simply a marketing strategy that could be extrapolated from the family of processors for servers and Data Centers, such as Intel Xeon, which according to quality and performance receive the Bronze, Silver and Gold tag. .
This strategy that I question does not seem relevant to me, it seems relevant to me to hide the Turbo 2.0 in the Coffee Lake processors and only show the Tube 3.0. The difference is as follows: Turbo 2.0 refers to the maximum frequency of the processor, which can be reached automatically, without user intervention, depending on the load and on all processor cores. Turbo 3.0, on the other hand, refers to the top frequency that two of the processor cores reach at times of load, specifically the two best cores of a processor, something already introduced in the Intel Basins Falls, processors based on the Skylake-X and Kaby Lake-X architecture, intended for workstations.
Let's say that any processor can work at a base frequency of 3.5GHz and has the Boost 2.0 mode, which allows all processor cores to reach 4.4GHz, when it is subjected to a great load. The Turbo 3.0 will allow, if it has it, the processor, to reach 4.6GHz, but only to two cores, to the two best cores, improving performance and working times. Removing the Turbo 2.0 from the specifications is clearly misleading, since a part of the cores did not reach this frequency, something that could be considered a scam, since if this data is not referenced well, a user could buy the processor thinking which will be the maximum frequency and really only refers to part of the processor.
I think it is a sad thing this done by Intel and a bad decision. AMD has played its cards well with Ryzen, and Intel's response, with fewer cores and more power efficiency, bypasses AMD's processors. I imagine this Intel strategy will make some sense in the company, but for inexperienced users or those who do not know this data, they could be considered scammed, I repeat, if Intel does not establish the specifications correctly and give the appropriate data.