Amazing performance and stunning visuals with a boost. Raise the bar on your PC experience with rich visuals plus an automatic burst of speed when you need it. The 4th generation Intel® Core™ processors delivers amazing performance

Intel® Core™ Processor Family for Enthusiasts


Intel® Core™ Processor Family


If you are looking for pure, raw, adrenaline-pumping power,then the Intel® Core™ processors in the LGA2011 socket arefor you. These processors provide you with the most cores,I/O options, memory channels, and raw computing powerof any Intel® desktop processor. These are not the processorsof the past. Lay waste to everything in your path in whatevergame you choose to dominate, or dive into the world ofmultimedia editing like a modern-day Picasso. Combiningan Intel Core processor in the LGA2011 socket with one,two, three, or even four discrete video cards and up to 64 GBof memory across four channels gives you heart-stoppingperformance no matter what application you choose. If asupersmart, ultrathreaded, absolutely uncompromisedprocessor is on your wish list, then your search is over. 


Looking for the perfect processor to build your gaming rigaround? But you also want to edit your action videos andphotos? To do this, you know you need serious performance.Not to worry—Intel is happy to announce our first 4 GHzbase-frequency quad-core processor. If it is performanceyou crave, then this is the processor you have been waitingfor. But what if you feel the need to overclock your systemto squeeze every last bit of performance out of it? Well,then this is still the perfect processor for you. The latest 4thgeneration Intel Core i5 and Intel Core i7 processors, pairedwith the latest Intel 9 Series H and Z chipsets, will get you theresults you want. Add in features like built-in visuals and IntelQuick Sync Video, which allows the conversion of media fromone device to another and prepares your media to share onlineat incredible speeds, and these are processors that meet everyneed you have.

Want to tune every aspect of your system for the ultimatein total system control? Then the new unlocked Intel Coreprocessors,2, 3 which enable system tuning for processorcores, memory, graphics, and power, were made for you.Whether you are a novice overclocker or a seasoned veteran,these processors will have you singing their praises in no time.

The Intel Core processor family delivers a great PC experience.Whether you are looking for improved performance, greateradaptability, or differentiated visual features, Intel has theprocessor to fit your needs. Whether you use your PC forcreativity, playing games, or everyday tasks such as homeworkand e-mail, these new processors make it easier to design,render, edit, play, and share.

And for Intel Core i7 processors, Intel Hyper-ThreadingTechnology4 allows each processor core to work on twotasks at the same time, improving multitasking, speedingup the workflow, and accomplishing more in less time.

With 4th generation Intel Core processors, you can bootyour PC, load applications, and resume from sleep nearlyinstantaneously, thanks to Intel’s responsiveness technologiessuch as Intel Smart Response Technology5 and Intel RapidStart Technology.6

The 4th generation Intel Core processor family offershardware-level security that helps protect your devices,your data, and your online transactions.

The 4th generation Intel Core processor family automaticallyconnects to wireless hotspots. Your e-mail, social media,and apps are always updated, thanks to Intel Smart ConnectTechnology.7 Finally, wirelessly stream your HD/3-D videoand games to your TV or projector for presentations andentertainment using Intel® Wireless Display technology.8




Intel® Turbo Boost Technology4

Dynamically increases the processor’s frequency as needed by taking advantage of thermal andpower headroom when operating below specified limits.

2.0 Intel Hyper-Threading Technology4

Delivers two processing threads per physical core. Highly threaded applications can get more workdone in parallel, completing tasks sooner.

Built-in visuals 

Intel HD graphics – Enhanced 3-D1 performance for immersive mainstream and casual gaming.Can support up to three Ultra HD (4K) displays and collage display.
Intel Wireless Display8 – Wirelessly stream HD/3-D video and games to your TV or projectorfor presentations and entertainment.
Intel Quick Sync Video – Delivers fast conversion of video for portable media players, onlinesharing, and video editing and authoring.
Intel Clear Video HD Technology – Visual quality and color fidelity enhancements for HDplayback and immersive Web browsing.
Intel InTru™ 3D1 – Stereoscopic 3-D Blu-ray playback in full 1,080p resolution over HDMI* 1.4and premium audio.
Intel Advanced Vector Extensions – A set of new instructions to improve software performance11for floating point-intensive applications such as audio processing, audio codecs, and image andvideo editing applications.

Integrated memory controller

An integrated memory controller offers stunning memory read/write performance through efficientprefetching algorithms, lower latency, and higher memory bandwidth.

Intel Smart Cache

The shared cache is dynamically allocated to each processor core, based on workload.This significantly reduces latency,10 improving performance.

Intel Virtualization Technology4

Allows one hardware platform to function as multiple “virtual” platformsby isolating computing activities into separate partitions.

Advanced Encryption Standard New Instructions(AES-NI)

New AES instructions add hardware acceleration to AES algorithms and speed up the executionof AES applications.

Thermal solution for boxed processors

Includes a four-pin connector for fan speed control to help minimize the acoustic noise levelsgenerated from running the fan at higher speeds for thermal performance.9


1.Viewing stereo 3-D content requires 3-D glasses and a 3-D capable display. Physicalrisk factors may be present when viewing 3-D material.
2. Warning: Altering clock frequency and/or voltage may (i) reduce system stabilityand useful life of the system and processor; (ii) cause the processor and other systemcomponents to fail; (iii) cause reductions in system performance; (iv) cause additionalheat or other damage; and (v) affect system data integrity. Intel has not tested, anddoes not warranty, the operation of the processor beyond its specifications.
3. Intel Core i7 and Intel Core i5 processors designated by “K” in the processor numberare unlocked for performance tuning.
4. Intel Turbo Boost Technology, Intel Hyper-Threading Technology, and IntelVirtualization Technology require a computer system with a processor, chipset, BIOS,enabling software and/or operating system, devic
5. Requires an Intel Core processor, Intel 6 Series Express Chipsets, Intel Rapid StorageTechnology (Intel RST) software 10.5 or above, SATA HDD, and SSD 18.6 GiB. Dependingon system configuration, your results may vary. Contact your system manufacturer formore information. Intel Smart Response Technology is not available on the Intel Z75Express Chipset.
6. Intel Rapid Start Technology requires a select Intel processor, Intel software and BIOSupdate, and Intel Solid-State Drive (Intel SSD). Depending on system configuration,your results may vary. Contact your system manufacturer for more information.
7. Intel Smart Connect Technology requires a select Intel processor, Intel software andBIOS update, Intel wireless adapter, and Internet connectivity. Solid-state memoryor drive equivalent may be required. Depending on system configuration, your resultsmay vary. Contact your system manufacturer for more information.
8. Requires an Intel Wireless Display-enabled PC, compatible adapter, and TV. 1,080pand Blu-ray or other protected content playback only available on 2nd generationIntel Core processor-based PCs with built-in visuals enabled. Consult your PCmanufacturer. For more information, see
9. The acoustic benefits of the four-pin header are reliant on a properly designedmotherboard. Contact your board manufacturer for compatibility.
10. Compared to previous generations of Intel Core processors.