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3rd Generation Intel® Core™ Processor
A new PC can provide you with unique and expanded capabilities. And when it is powered by a visibly smart 3rd generation Intel® Core™ processor, it can deliver amazing performance. Smart features give your PC the ability to adapt to your needs, as well as stunning visuals built-in for an enhanced experience that you can both see and feel. You can enjoy a wide selection of entertainment, create and share your great memories, and explore and connect to what interests you most. Rediscover what’s possible with a new computer. The only thing more amazing than our technology is what you’ll do with it.
The 3rd gen Intel Core processor family features Intel® Turbo Boost Technology1 2.0, delivering a burst of processor speed automatically when the workload demands additional performance and greater adaptability, and Intel® Hyper-Threading Technology1, allowing each processor core to work on two tasks at the same time, improving multitasking and speeding up the workflow. So whether you use your PC to be creative, play games, or for everyday tasks such as homework, these new processors offer the performance and features you want to get more done in less time.
Add to Your ImaginationThe 3rd gen Intel Core processors feature built-in visuals,2 a suite of visual enhancements that provide everything you need to enjoy a smooth, seamless, stunning experience on your PC. Spend minutes rather than hours to edit, convert, and share your videos. Add a new dimension to your viewing experience with 3-D.3 Unlock a world of premium HD movies and content, 4 viewing images and HD video the way they were meant to be seen—sharper, smoother, and richer. Play your favorite games with no extra hardware needed. The built-in visuals of the 3rd gen Intel Core processor eliminate the need for many of the functions provided by a discrete graphics card, reducing power consumption and system cost.
Unlock Your Full PotentialUnlocked5 3rd gen Intel Core processors feature top-of-the-line speed and our best desktop visuals built in. With overclocking enabled, you get the flexibility to set your system specs just the way you like.
Energy EfficientThe 3rd gen Intel Core processors provide options for innovative system designs and enable more energy-efficient platforms that can meet ENERGY STAR*6 and other global environmental requirements.
3rd Generation Intel® Core™ Processor Family Comparison
1 Intel® Turbo Boost Technology, Intel® Hyper-Threading Technology, and Intel® Virtualization Technology require a computer system with a processor, chipset, BIOS, enabling software and/ or operating system, device drivers, and applications designed for these features. Performance will vary depending on your configuration. Contact your vendor for more information.
2 Available on the 3rd gen Intel® Core™ processor family. Includes Intel® HD Graphics, Intel® Quick Sync Video, Intel® Clear Video HD Technology, Intel® InTru™ 3D Technology, and Intel® Advanced Vector Extensions. Also optionally includes Intel® Wireless Display, if it is enabled on a system. Whether you will receive the benefits of built-in visuals depends upon the particular design of the PC you choose. Consult your PC manufacturer to see if built-in visuals are enabled on your system. Learn more about built-in visuals at www.intel.com/technology/visualtechnology/ index.htm
3 Viewing stereo 3-D content requires 3-D glasses and a 3-D capable display. Physical risk factors may be present when viewing 3-D material.
4 Requires Intel® Insider™, a hardware-based content protection mechanism, requires an Intel® Core™ processor-based PC with built-in visuals. Consult your PC manufacturer. Online content available from qualified providers. For more information, visit www.intel.com/go/intelinsider
5 Warning: Altering clock frequency and/or voltage may (i) reduce system stability and useful life of the system and processor; (ii) cause the processor and other system components to fail; (iii) cause reductions in system performance; (iv) cause additional heat or other damage; and (v) affect system data integrity. Intel has not tested, and does not warranty, the operation of the processor beyond its specifications.
6 ENERGY STAR* denotes a system level energy specification, defined by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, that relies upon all of the system’s components, including processor, chipset, power supply, HDD, graphics controller, and memory to meet the specification. For more information, visit www.energystar.gov
7 Intel® Core™ i7 and Intel® Core™ i5 processors designated by “K” in the processor number are unlocked for performance tuning and support Intel® HD Graphics 4000.
8 Intel® Express Chipset H61-based boards must be reconfigured by the motherboard manufacturer with Manageability Engine-ME8 firmware, BIOS, and drivers to enable support for the Intel® 3rd generation processor family. Contact your motherboard manufacturer for more information.
9 The acoustic benefits of the four pin header are reliant on a properly designed motherboard. Contact your board manufacturer for compatibility.