As it turns out, the third, or maybe fourth iteration, nope 5th version of Centrino is going to be called “Centrino 2”.  Well, its about time – and I actually mean that: this will help consumer confusion between different versions of Centrino technology.
Probably a good idea what with Centrino providing the catch-all since the launch of those Carmel, Sonoma, Napa, and Santa Rosa platforms running Pentium M, Core Duo, Core 2 Duo branded BanisaBanias, Donthan, Yonah/Merom and Merom/Penryn processors. If true, a Centrino 2 sticker would indicate 5th generation, Montevina-class Centrino with support for 45-nm, Core 2 Duo Penryn CPUs, a 1066MHz FSB, DDR3 memory, and mobile WiMax. Still not clear? No worries, try the handy table after break.