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Intel® Core™ processors - Generations
The new Intel Core and Core Ultra processors represent the latest generation of Intel's CPU lineup. The new Intel Core and Core Ultra processors represent the latest generation of Intel's CPU lineup. The Core processors are designed for gaming, content creation, and productivity.


With Intel® processors, it's all in the family.

Intel core

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.

Which Processor Do I Need?

Processor Intel® Core™ i3 Intel® Core™ i5 Intel® Core™ i7 Intel® Core™ i9
Internet Browsing & Productivity Application Performance ✓✓ ✓✓✓ ✓✓✓✓ ✓✓✓✓✓
Document Creation ✓✓ ✓✓✓✓ ✓✓✓✓✓
Video Editing ✓✓✓✓ ✓✓✓✓✓
Gaming ✓✓✓ ✓✓✓✓ ✓✓✓✓✓
What it's Great for Value-priced for home-related tasks: internet browsing and watching videos. Everyday Tasks: Document creation, productivity applications like Microsoft Office and basic gaming. Business and/or home-related computer tasks: High-definition gaming, video editing, high-end content creation and development. AAA Gaming and Development. Amazing mobile performance, uncompromising gaming and VR, and next-level content creation.
Intel evo platform

Meet the Intel® Evo™ Platform

Intel® Evo™ is a validated solution that provides a great user experience in sleek, ultra-thin and light mobile form factors.

Intel Evo devices offer superior performance and responsiveness with fast charging, long battery life and fast connectivity with the latest Wi-Fi 6 technology, offering everything you need so you’ll never have to settle.

Availability varies by product.

meet intel vPRO platform

Intel® vPro® Platform

Built for Business

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 on-site IT maintenance and repairs.

  • vPro® Essentials is the ultimate platform for small businesses with no dedicated IT function or support. It provides built-in security features and basic PC management features that support company growth.
  • vPro® Enterprise delivers enterprise-grade performance, security, manageability, and reliability features for businesses of all sizes with a managed IT function.
  • Intel vPro® Platform, an Evo™ Design is a fully integrated solution that makes PCs professional grade for any business. It offers enhanced security, remote manageability, performance and reliability features, enabling IT to secure and manage a hybrid workforce. 

Intel® Xeon® and Intel® Pentium® Processors

3rd Gen Intel Xeon Scalable processors provide a balanced architecture that delivers built-in AI acceleration and advanced security capabilities, allows you to place your workloads securely where they perform best - from edge to cloud.

The 3rd Gen Intel Xeon Scalable processor benefits from decades of innovation for the most common workload requirements, supported by close partnerships and deep integrations with the world’s software leaders and solution providers. 3rd Gen Intel Xeon Scalable processors are optimized for many workload types and performance levels, all with the consistent, open, Intel architecture you know and trust.

Features and benefits of Intel® Xeon® and Intel® Pentium® Processors

• Enhanced performance for a broad number of workloads.
• Workload optimized offerings for networking, cloud, and single socket use cases.
• Enhanced security capabilities that help address current and future privacy and security concerns.
• Optimized processor specifications and power requirements support space-and power constrained environments without compromising performance or security.
intel xeon Bronze

Intel® Xeon® Bronze Processors

  • Affordable performance for small business and basic storage
  • Hardware-enhanced security
  • Reliable 2-socket scalability

Intel Xeon silver

Intel® Xeon® Silver Processors

  • Essential performance and power efficiency
  • Improved memory speed
  • Moderate range compute, network and storage

Intel Xeon Gold

Intel® Xeon® Gold Processors

  • Workload-optimized performance, advanced reliability
  • Highest memory speed, capacity and interconnects
  • Enhanced 2-4 socket scalability

Intel Xeon Platinum

Intel® Xeon® Platinum Processors

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

Intel Pentium Gold

Intel® Pentium® Gold Processors

  • Dynamic performance for work and play
  • Quick processing power and vivid graphics for photo and video editing
  • Ideal for everyday computing

Intel Pentium Silver

Intel® Pentium® Silver Processors

  • Performance and connectivity at great value
  • Responsive and reliable connection with gigabit Wi-Fi speeds
  • Enjoy fast downloads, amazing video conferencing, and a long battery runtime

Intel Celeron

Intel® Celeron Processors

  • Good performance for all budgets
  • Enhanced entertainment features and fast connectivity for personal and small business use
  • Great for word processing and daily tasks


The Intel® Core™ processor family spans several generations of processor upgrades. There are three basic family generations of note. Usually, the greater the number, the later the generation. For example, 13th gen is newer than 12th gen, 11th gen and 10th gen. These correspond to improvements in process technology and features to allow for more sophisticated applications, such as virtual reality, gaming and office productivity.

In addition to generations, processors can also be categorized by Intel® Core™. Though there are multiple options within each category, there are four basic groups.

Intel® Core™ i3, for entry-level performance
Intel® Core™ i5, for mid-level performance
Intel® Core™ i7, for high-level performance
Intel® Core™ i9, for highest-level performance

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.

CPU Cache stores frequently used data and instructions close to your Processor for quicker access.

  • B – Ball Grid Array (BGA)
  • C – Desktop processor based on the LGA 1150 package with high performance graphics
  • G1-G7 – Graphics level (processors with new integrated graphics technology only)
  • E – Embedded
  • F – Requires discrete graphics
  • G – Includes discrete graphics on package
  • H – High performance optimized for mobile
  • performance graphics
  • HK – High performance optimized for mobile, unlocked. Not all systems sold with HK central processing units (CPUs) are designed to exceed the stated speed of the processor.
  • HQ – High performance optimized for mobile, quad core
  • K – Unlocked
  • M – Mobile
  • P – Power and thermal efficiency with more power than U series
  • Q – Quad-core
  • R – Desktop processor based on BGA1364 (mobile) package with high performance graphics
  • S – Performance-optimized lifestyle, special edition
  • T – Power-optimized lifestyle
  • U – Ultra-low power, mobile power efficient
  • X/XE – Extreme edition, unlocked, high end
  • Y – Extremely low power

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