Meet the 2nd Generation Intel® Core™ Processor Family



Intel introduces the world’s best new processors, the 2nd Generation Intel® Core™ processor family, now with stunning visuals built-in. The visual experience on the laptop and PC will never be the same. 

With more than 1 million computers selling each day, Intel Corporation introduced its game-changing 2nd Generation Intel® Core™ processor family today at a press conference at the Consumer Electronics Show. Intel highlighted several surprising new features, services and partnerships that combine to deliver an entirely new visual experience with processor graphics built in. More than 500 desktop and laptop PCs are expected from all major OEMs worldwide throughout the next year. 

New features include Intel® Insider™, Intel® Quick Sync Video, and a new version of the company's award-winning Intel® Wireless Display (WiDi), which now adds 1080p HD and content protection for those wishing to beam premium HD content from their laptop screen to their TV. The company also revealed working with CinemaNow*, Dixons Retail plc*, Hungama* Digital Media Entertainment, Image Entertainment*, Sonic Solutions*, Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment*, and Warner Bros. Digital Distribution*. 

"The new 2nd Generation Intel® Core™ processors represent the biggest advance in computing performance and capabilities over any other previous generation," said Mooly Eden, vice president and general manager, PC Client Group, Intel. "The built-in visual capabilities enabled by these new processors are stunning. This, combined with improved adaptive performance, will revolutionize the PC experience in a way that is obvious for every user to see and appreciate – visibly smarter performance."

Meet the 2nd Generation Intel® Core™ Processor Family. A new generation of visibly smart performance.

A seamless blend of speed and visuals for visibly smart performance.

Meet our most powerful processors yet. With rich, crisp visuals built in and smart performance that adapts to the user’s needs, they’re visibly smart. It’s a difference you will see—with no lagging, hesitation, or choppiness, even when flying between tasks as intense as editing videos, watching movies, or 3D gaming.

Three levels of visibly smart performance.

2nd Generation Intel® Core™ i7 Processor

Visibly smart performance at its best with Intel® Turbo Boost Technology 2.01 for 3D gaming, serious multitasking, and HD media.

2nd Generation Intel® Core™ i5 Processor

Visibly smart performance with a boost, thanks to Intel® Turbo Boost Technology 2.01, for watching movies, sharing photos, and more.

2nd Generation Intel® Core™ i3 Processor

Visibly smart performance starts here with built-in visuals2 for better performance you can see.

Cutting edge technology comes standard.

Intel® Turbo Boost Technology 2.0

Available in the 2nd generation Intel® Core™ i5 and Core™ i7 processors, Intel® Turbo Boost Technology 2.01 automatically speeds up the processor when the computer needs extra power and saves energy when it doesn’t. It’s incredibly responsive to a user’s needs and reduces interruptions and drag.

Built-in Visuals

Built-in visuals2 doesn’t refer to one technology, but a collection of features that are built right into the processor and work together to deliver stunning, lifelike visuals and ensure a seamless, smooth visual experience.

Intel® Hyper-Threading Technology

You can move between applications faster than ever, taking multitasking to a new level, with Intel® Hyper-Threading Technology.

Put your PC on your TV with Intel® Wireless Display.

No more crowding around a laptop. The 2nd generation Intel® Core™ processors have built-in visuals2 and Intel® Wireless Display. Combined with an adapter, you can quickly, easily, and wirelessly display PC content including online movies, videos, and more on their TV, all with great image clarity up to 1080p.


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