With new 7th Generation Intel Core Processors

Get Ready for the Best New PCs for the New Year


7th Generation Intel Core Processors

By Navin Shenoy

In August 2016, Intel introduced the first products in the 7thGen Intel® Core™ processor family that provided leading performance and rich experiences for the new, immersive internet. Since August we’ve seen over 90 OEM systems ship to the market. Today, we welcome the rest of the family.

What do 7th Gen Intel Core processors offer?

More productivity. More speed. More responsiveness. More security. More immersive experiences.

With over 40 new performance-class processors, these 7th Gen Intel Core processors and Intel® Xeon® processors based on Intel’s 14nm+ process technology power some of the best new laptops and desktops. This introduction on the eve of CES 2017 paves the way for an exciting year ahead. Keep an eye on many of our OEM partners. They will be introducing stunning and powerful new PCs for businesses and consumers.

Here’s what our new processors do for you:

Navin Shenoy

Senior vice president and general manager for the Client Computing Group at Intel Corporation

Increased performance and reliability: We know performance matters. It’s why we continue to focus on improved performance, delivering double-digit productivity performance increases – up to 20 percent for performance and gaming notebooks1,2 and 25 percent for desktops1,3. With 4K and 360-degree content – people can expect up to 65 percent faster performance on notebooks1,4 and 35 percent faster on desktops1,5.

Our Intel® Core™ vPro™ processors have been the gold standard for commercial computing for over a decade. With the latest 7th Gen Intel Core vPro processors, business owners and IT managers can offer new PCs with up to 10 hours of battery life and 65 percent faster multitasking when compared with a 5-year-old PC1,6. And with many millennials today taking technology into consideration when choosing their workplace8, I’m confident the new 7thGen Intel Core processor-based 2 in 1s and AIOs will delight them.

Be sure to visit the Intel IT Peer Network to read more on how 7th Gen Intel vPro processors are delivering new levels of performance, security and manageability to businesses.

Enhanced Security7: 7th Gen Intel Core and Intel Xeon processors strengthen security with advancements in hardware-enhanced security and two-factor authentication built in to the silicon. For consumers, this frees up the hassles of remembering and typing in passwords. It also offers secure payments through fingerprint touch-to-pay. For the enterprise, our new Intel Core vPro processors, as well as Intel Core processors for business9, bring Intel® Authenticate7 as a hardware-enhanced multi-factor authentication solution.

Intel Authenticate verifies user identity using a combination of hardened factors such as a PIN, a Bluetooth signal from your phone or a biometric identifier like a fingerprint, making your login a million times safer10. We are expanding our security partnership with Microsoft* and plan to integrate Windows* Hello and Intel Authenticate together for a seamless user experience.

4K UHD Entertainment: Thanks to the new media engine in all 7th Gen Intel Core processors, it is possible to stream 4K UHD movies and TV shows7 on services such as Netflix* on a computer for the first time. This means that critically acclaimed titles like “The Crown” and “Stranger Things” can be watched at home or on the go in brilliant 4K on your 7th Gen Intel Core computer. With the availability of other premium content providers like Sony* Pictures ULTRA, FandangoNOW* and iQiyi* coming in 2017, your 7th Gen-based PC is now a 4K theater.

VR and Gaming: With virtual reality and gaming growing at an incredible pace, the need for computing horsepower everywhere has never been more essential. In gaming and VR, the processor not only provides the power to drive these system-intensive games, but is also responsible for important capabilities like particle physics and object persistence. That’s a technical way of saying it makes objects look and act more lifelike – creating a completely immersive experience. Intel puts the reality in virtual reality. And for those gamers on the go? The new Intel® Iris™ Plus graphics in laptops7 makes it possible to take a game like Overwatch* with you and play in full HD.

Enhanced Content Creation: Content creators will have the ability to do more from both a creativity and productivity standpoint. 7th Gen Intel Core processors with Intel® HD7 and Intel® Iris Plus Graphics7 provide laptops the power and graphics to create, stitch and share 4K UHD 360-degree videos and simultaneously transfer and display dual 4K video and fast storage through a single port and cable with Thunderbolt™ 3.No matter who it’s for – the business focused on manageability, authentication and security; the enthusiast demanding the best possible VR and gaming rig; the movie buff wanting to take premium 4K UHD entertainment on the go; or the professional who requires the power and reliability of a mobile workstation – Intel’s latest 7th Gen Intel Core processor has you covered.


1 Software and workloads used in performance tests may have been optimized for performance only on Intel microprocessors. Performance tests, such as SYSmark and MobileMark, are measured using specific computer systems, components, software, operations and functions. Any change to any of those factors may cause the results to vary. You should consult other information and performance tests to assist you in fully evaluating your contemplated purchases, including the performance of that product when combined with other products. For more complete information, visit http://www.intel.com/benchmarks.Intel is a sponsor and member of the BenchmarkXPRT Development Community, and was the major developer of the XPRT family of benchmarks. Principled Technologies is the publisher of the XPRT family of benchmarks. You should consult other information and performance tests to assist you in fully evaluating your contemplated purchases.
2 As measured by SYSmark* 2014 (Intel® Core™ i7-7700HQ vs. Intel® Core™ i7-4700HQ)
3 As measured by SYSmark* 2014 (Intel® Core™ i7-7700K vs. Intel® Core™ i7-4770K)
4 As measured by 4K 360 Kolor Autopano Workload (Intel® Core™ i7-7700HQ vs. Intel® Core™ i7-4700HQ)
5 As measured by Adobe Premier Pro Workload (Intel® Core™ i7-7700K vs. Intel® Core™ i7-4770K)
6 As measured by Office Productivity Multitasking Workload (Intel® Core™ i5-7300U vs. Intel® Core™ i5-2540M)
7 Intel technologies’ features and benefits depend on system configuration and may require enabled hardware, software or service activation. Performance varies depending on system configuration. No computer system can be absolutely secure. Check with your system manufacturer or retailer or learn more at intel.com.
8 According to Dell & Intel Future Workforce Study Global Report, July 2016, “Millennials are more likely to quit a job with substandard technology (42%)”
9 Core processor 6 MB firmware business SKUsStreaming services may require subscription to the service provider services.System Configurations:

  • Intel® Core™ i7-7700HQ Processor, PL1=45W TDP, 4C8T, Turbo up to 3.8GHz, measured on: MSI* Dominator Pro GT73VR, Graphics: NVIDIA* GeForce GTX 1070, Memory: 16GB Kingston DDR4-2400, Storage: 256GB Samsung* SSD, Display Resolution:1920×1080 17″, OS: Windows* 10 RS1
  • Intel® Core™ i7-7700K Processor, PL1=91W TDP, 4C8T, Turbo up to 4.5GHz, Motherboard: ASUS* Z270, Graphics: NVIDIA* GTX 1080, Memory: 2x8GB LPDDR4-2400, Storage: Intel SSD, OS: Windows* 10 Build 1607
  • Intel® Core™ i5-7300U Processor, PL1=15W TDP, 2C4T, Turbo up to 3.5GHz, Memory: 2x4GB DDR4-2133, Storage: Intel® SSD 535 Series, Display Resolution:1920×1080. Intel HD Graphics 620, OS: Windows* 10
  • Intel® Core™ i7-4700HQ Processor, PL1=47W TDP, 4C8T, Turbo up to 3.4GHz, measured on: ASUS* G750JZA, Graphics: NVIDIA* GTX 880M, Memory: 2x4GB LPDDR3-1600, Storage: 256GB Sandisk* SSD, Display Resolution:1920×1080 17″, OS: Windows* 10 RS1
  • Intel® Core™ i7-4770K Processor, PL1=84W TDP, 4C8T, Turbo up to 3.9GHz, Motherboard: H97, Graphics: NVIDIA* GTX 1080, Memory: 2x8GB, DDR3-1600, Storage: Intel SSD, OS: Windows* 10 Build 1607
  • Intel® Core™ i5-2450M Processor (2.6 GHz base, up to 3.1GHz 2C4T, 35W TDP) measured on Lenovo* T420s, RAM: 4GB DDR3, Storage: 500GB HDD, Display: 14″ 1600×900 resolution, Battery: 43WHr, OS: Windows* 7

10 Assuming the first factor is a 10-character password in a 94 character alphabet using NIST SP 800.63-2 estimates for password guessing entropy, the password is an aggregate of characters selected at random from the alphabet, the second factor is a fingerprint, the third factor is a mobile phone,  the fingerprint and mobile phone factors have the same entropy as the password factor, a hardware-based Trusted Execution Environment allows for the multiple factors to be aggregated, the factors are independent, not spoofable, operate in an isolated computation environment where each factor’s privacy is preserved, are unrelated to each other, and the system when protected by the multiple authentication factors requires that all factors be validated before access is granted to the protected resource.

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