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Do More of What Matters to You with an 11th Gen Intel® Core™ Processor

The processor is the engine behind your computer processing critical information and instructions.

The speed at which your system runs programs, loads pages, and downloads files depends in part on the processor. Bandwidth, clock speed*, and the number of cores in the processor all help determine processor performance.

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What it's Great for Budget Conscious. Value-priced for home-related tasks: internet browsing and watching videos. Everyday Tasks. Business and/or home-related computer tasks: document creation, internet browsing, and watching videos. Home and Workplace. Business and/or home-related computer tasks: gaming, video editing, document creation, internet browsing, and watching videos. AAA Gaming and Development. Amazing mobile performance, uncompromising gaming and VR, and next-level content creation. High-End Content Creation and Development. High-definition gaming, video editing, and documentation creation.

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What is vPro™?

vPro™ is a technology that allows PCs to be fixed and maintained remotely, potentially saving you money as it doesn't incur the cost of IT staffing levels necessary for maintenance to be done on each PC on site. It provides:
  • Reduced security issues that could save an estimated 7,000 security support hours annually with reduced support and management work.
  • Improved employee efficiency that could save an estimated 28,000 hours with better device security and management
  • Improved computer and data security
  • Faster and more timely IT patch installations

Business-Class Performance
Get a premium computing experience with optimized performance and battery life for increased productivity.

Hardware-Enhanced Security
Help protect your business with endpoint security features that have a deeper layer of built-in protection.

Remote Manageability
Powerful PC management now possible with remote management solutions.

PC Fleet Stability
Experience improved stability to help simplify PC lifecycle complexity.

What is the Intel® Evo™ platform?

Wherever you see the Intel® Evo™ badge on a Dell PC, you can count on designs to have the following combination of purposeful technologies verified for your experience. Based on how you’ll actually use them—with many applications open at once, heavy media use, and constant toggling—so our measurements of battery life, responsiveness, and speed reflect the way you work.
Each Dell systems requires verification for at least the following:

Performance - 11th Gen Intel® Core™ processors and Intel® Iris® Xᵉ graphics deliver 3x faster photo and video editing.
Wi-Fi Connections - Nearly 3x faster internet with built-in Intel® Wi-Fi 6 technology, versus standard Wi-Fi.
Battery Life - Count on 9+ hours of battery life on FHD displays so you can work anywhere.
Graphics - Intel® Iris® Xᵉ graphics and razor-thin bezels make screen time more enjoyable.
Wake Faster - Wakes in less than a second and 40% more responsive than a 2-year-old laptop.
Simple Connections - Thunderbolt™ 4 provides a 40GB/s data transfer rate through a single-cable connection

Intel® Xeon® Scalable processors

Do more with your cloud computing, real-time analytics, processing for your mission-critical business, and big data insights. Improve data center efficiency and reliability to handle any workload.

Intel® Xeon® Bronze Processors

Intel® Xeon® Bronze Processors

  • Affordable performance for small business and basic storage
  • Hardware-enhanced security
  • Reliable 2-socket scalability
Intel® Xeon® Silver Processors

Intel® Xeon® Silver Processors

  • Essential performance and power efficiency
  • Improved memory speed
  • Moderate range compute, network and storage
Intel® Xeon® Gold Processors

Intel® Xeon® Gold Processors

  • Workload-optimized performance, advanced reliability
  • Highest memory speed, capacity and interconnects
  • Enhanced 2-4 socket scalability
Intel® Xeon® Platinum Processors

Intel® Xeon® Platinum Processors

  • Demanding, mission-critical AI, analytics, hybrid-cloud workloads
  • Best performance
  • 2, 4, 8+ socket scalability

Intel® Xeon®

Intel® Xeon® D Processors
  • Optimized for density, lower power
  • Integrated network, security, and acceleration capabilities
  • System-on-a-chip (SoC) for use in space and power constrained environments
Intel® Xeon® W Processors 
  • Performance optimized for mainstream workstations
  • Hardware-enhanced security and reliability features
  • Enhanced expandability for graphics, storage and networks
Intel® Xeon® E Processors
  • Essential performance for entry servers and entry workstations
  • Performance for powerful mobile workstations
  • Advanced security technologies for secure cloud services
  • Available with integrated Intel® UHD Graphics technology

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, 10th gen is newer than 9th gen and 8th 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.
The quad core 8th Gen Intel® Core™ processor with Radeon™ RX Vega M graphics has 4GB of dedicated High Bandwidth Memory for graphics. This is Intel’s first processor ever packaged with discrete graphics for the next level of processing and performance designed for small, thin and light computers. Great performance is now available in an impossibly thin 2-in-1 design with the XPS 15 2-in-1. So whether creating, editing or viewing 4K content, mega tasking while playing your favorite game, the 8th Gen Intel® Core™ mobile processor with Radeon™ RX Vega M graphics delivers balanced performance to experience what’s coming next at home or on the go.
The 8th Generation Intel® Core™ processor has built-in security that adds a layer of protection to make password logins, browsing, and online payments safe and simple. Don’t gamble on old computers with your data, reduce worry with automatic protection.

With an 8th Gen Intel® Core™ processor in a new computer has precise facial, voice, and fingerprint recognition. You can log on with just a look, your voice, or your finger print – it’s rock-solid security, hassle-free, and saves time.
  • Lower the risk of identity and credit card theft with fingerprint recognition.
  • Quick, secure checkout with a swipe of a finger makes online shopping a cinch.

Strong security against identity theft and fraud
  • An automatic second layer of protection built in to your new computer’s hardware gives you peace of mind to help keep your information safe without slowing you down.
Store passwords, personal information, and auto-fill information with one primary password that is protected by security built in to the computer.
  • Simple and carefree browsing without the hassle of remembering passwords.
A PC platform built for business and designed for performance, security, manageability, and stability. The Intel vPro® platform delivers much more than the sum of its parts— combining:
  • performance
  • security
  • manageability and stability
to provide what IT needs and your users want.

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