Just as you'd got familiar with the last naming convention for Intel's chip family, you are going to have to get used to a new name.

Intel on Sunday named its new chips for laptop and desktop computers "Core 2 Duo."

Formerly known as Conroe and Merom, the microchips boast two processing cores so they can multitask with ease.

Intel said it will also launch a new premium processor, dubbed "Core 2 Extreme," for high-performance enthusiasts.

Merom and Conroe are both based on 65nm process designs with shared L2 cache and aggressive power management. Conroe and Merom will both be backwards compatible with recently manufactured desktop and mobile motherboards.

The two chips are expected to be on sale in July and August respectively.