Even for those of us that work daily in the high-tech industry it is hard to keep track of all the codenames Intel uses for their chipsets and then trying to remember what commercial name Intel gave each one. For the average user it is really complicated trying to understand exactly what product an article or review posted on an enthusiast-oriented media is talking about, especially when they are using the codename instead of the final product name. In order to help everybody out there (including ourselves), we decided to compile a series of quick cross-reference tables containing all the codenames Intel uses for their chipsets and the actual product name. Enjoy."
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