Intel Core and Intel Core Ultra are the New Desktop Processor Lines
The “i” era is over, but the re-branding is very minor considering a Core i9 becomes a Core 9, and so on. As Intel states, “Core i3/i5/i7/i9 will shift to Core 3/5/7/9”. No problem. The confusing part (and there must always be a confusing part) is that Intel is simultaneously launching a new Core Ultra brand. Soon a Core 9 and Core Ultra 9 will exist alongside one another, and these are different SKUs – though in fairness the K, KF, and non-K parts got pretty confusing already.