Intel® Core™ Processors


    Help Me Choose: Intel Gaming Processors

    With the Latest Intel® Core™ Processors for gaming, experience the power and performance you need to game, stream and record.

    Dell gaming laptops, with up to 5GHz Turbo, 8 cores and 16 threads, powered by Intel® Core™ processors have enough power to handle demanding AAA games

    Designed for demanding workloads, the new unlocked Intel® Core™ processors deliver breakthrough performance for gaming, streaming, and recording for both Alienware and G-Series systems.

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    Which Gaming CPU Is Right for You?

    We Recommended Intel® Core™ i9 Processors Intel® Core™ i7 Processors Intel® Core™ i5 Processors
    AAA Gaming
    Power for today's top titles
    Unlocked & Overclockable
    Fine-tuned CPUs for additional performance headroom
    Game + Stream + Record
    Do it all without compromise
    High-End Content Development
    High-definition gaming, video editing, and documentation creation.
    Max Performance
    Our highest performing CPUs for multitasking high-demanding simultaneously.
    Best For Uncompromising performance for gaming, VR, and next-level content creation.

    High-End Gaming, content development and multi-tasking.

    Smooth performance for gaming, simple content creation and everyday tasks.

    Intel® Gaming Processors

    "K" Means Unlocked

    What is Overclocking? Increase processing power by fine-tuning your system to run your processor at higher settings than default specifications, helping speed up your components—and your gameplay.

    Overclock with Confidence

    Intel® Performance Maximizer (Intel® PM) can automatically increase processor frequency and give you a competitive edge by examining your PC's performance DNA, and programming a personalized setting for a custom overclock.

    Get Into Your Games Faster

    Intel® Optane™ memory is a smart technology that accelerates computer responsiveness. It accesses your computers frequently used documents, videos, games, and applications quickly and remembers them after you power off—enabling you to create, game, and be productive with less waiting.

    Frequently Asked Questions

    The Intel Core processor family spans several generations of processor upgrades. There are 3 basic family generations of note. Usually the greater the number, the later the generation. For example, 11th gen is newer than 10th gen and 9th gen. These correspond to improvements in process technology and features to allow for more sophisticated applications such as virtual reality, gaming and office productivity.
    The Intel Core processor family contains Intel's most feature rich, highest-performance processors for business and consumers. There are three levels of Intel Core processors represented by i3, i5, i7 and i9. The difference between these levels is features (or amount of a particular feature such as amount of cache) present in the processor. The Intel Core i9 processor is the most feature rich, the Intel Core i3 processor the least.
    • C – Desktop processor based on the LGA 1150 package with high performance graphics
    • H – High performance graphics
    • K – Unlocked
    • M – Mobile
    • Q – Quad-core
    • R – Desktop processor based on BGA1364 (mobile) package with high performance graphics
    • S – Performance-optimized lifestyle
    • T – Power-optimized lifestyle
    • U – Ultra-low power
    • X – Extreme edition
    • Y – Extremely low power
    Clock speed, measured in megahertz (MHz) and gigahertz (GHz), represents how fast a processor moves. It's calculated by the number of clock cycles managed per second.

    Intel® Optane™ memory is a smart technology that accelerates computer responsiveness. It accesses your computers frequently used documents, videos, games, and applications quickly and remembers them after you power off–enabling you to create, game, and be productive with less waiting.

    Intel® Optane™ memory is an added module based on smart memory technology that accelerates how quickly games and levels load, so you can jump right in to the action.

    Intel® Optane™ SSD is storage based on Intel® Optane™ memory media, a breakthrough in non-volatile memory technology, Intel® Optane™ SSDs utilize PCIe* Gen3x4 to deliver amazing performance where it counts
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