How to Identify My Intel® Processor

Last Reviewed: 06-Sep-2018
Article ID: 000006059

There are different options on how to get the name and the number of the Intel® Processors.

Option one: Use the system utility in the Windows Control Panel. It displays information about system hardware, including processor information. To get to the system utility:
  1. Press the Windows key and the letter S at the same time. Windows plus S
  2. Type System. Choose System or System Information.
  3. System Information window will show Processor option that will have the name, number, and speed of the processors.

    Here is an example of system information showing the processor's name and number under Processor field.

    Processor name/number

Option two: If you bought an Intel® Boxed Processor, the information about the number of the processor along with other information like the batch and serial numbers are listed on the box. See example below.

Intel® Boxed Processor

Option three: The name and number of the Intel® processor is listed on the top of the processor. See the example below.

Intel® processor

If you need more information about any Intel® processor, use the Product Specification Page (ARK) and enter the processor number in the search box.

You can also identify the generation of the processor if your processor is Intel® Core™. The generation of the processor is the first number after i7, i5, or i3.

Here are some examples:
  • Intel® Core™ Processor i7-8650U Processor is 8th generation because number 8 is listed after i7.
  • Intel® Core™ Processor i5-8600 Processor is 8th generation because number 8 is listed after i5.
  • Intel® Core™ Processor i7-7920HQ Processor is 7th generation because number 7 is listed after i7.
  • Intel® Core™ Processor i3-7350K Processor is 7th generation because number 7 is listed after i3.
  • Intel® Core™ Processor i5-6400T Processor is 6th generation because number 6 is listed after i5.
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