The 7th Gen Intel® Core™ processor family raises the bar once again on Intel’s latest processors- delivering more responsive performance than ever before1, fantastic entertainment & gaming, and more natural, intuitive interactions with your PC. Incredible processor graphics transform the viewing experience with 4K Ultra HD video, 360° video, multiple video streams, and premium content playback, enabling new ways to enjoy sharp and engaging content across a range of form factors.
7th Gen Intel® Core™ processors utilize a power efficient microarchitecture, advanced process technology, and silicon optimizations to deliver faster performance than previous generation processors.1 Web browsing is snappy and responsive with Intel® Speed Shift Technology. On processors with Intel® Turbo Boost 2.0 Technology, performance and power is dynamically controlled—for cores and graphics—boosting performance precisely when it is needed, and saving energy when it counts. Both the Y-series and U-series processors support two cores and four threads with Intel® Hyper-Threading Technology (Intel® HT Technology), enabling compelling 2 in 1 designs and thin clamshells that achieve a unique balance between performance and mobility. PCs enabled with Microsoft Windows* Modern Standby are able to wake immediately at the push of a button, so users don’t have to wait for their system to start up.
Rich, Immersive Experience
Intel® HD Graphics deliver advanced performance and the new media engine for captivating visuals.2 With 7th Gen Intel® Core™ processors, users can easily watch, create, edit, share, and game. With the ability to view premium content up to 4K UHD from more vendors, the 7th Gen Intel® Core™ processor family allows users to enjoy amazing and vibrant multimedia experiences on compatible displays. It also enables powerful photo & video editing, multiple video streams, 360° videos and high resolution video chat. In addition, users can play their favorite PC games on-the-go in HD with fluid, texture-rich graphics. Finally, thanks to our new media engine with power efficient VP9 and HEVC 10-bit hardware acceleration, 4K viewing and content creation is significantly improved versus previous generation processors.
Simplicity and Convenience
With even more designs supporting touch, voice, and stylus input, intuitive interaction becomes prevalent with 7th Gen Intel® Core™ processors, enabling users to simplify their interactions and unleash their creativity. On notebooks with cameras supporting Windows* Hello facial recognition, users are able to securely2 log into a PC and websites hassle-free.
Extended Battery Life
With the 7th Generation Intel® Core™ processor family further improving power efficiency at a processor and platform level, 7th Gen Intel® Core™ processor-based systems have longer battery life and can utilize smaller batteries to enable even thinner and lighter systems.4 Dedicated hardware acceleration reduces power consumption dramatically, enabling 3X longer battery life during local 4K video playback.5 With the Y-processor family, 2 in 1s and clamshells are reimagined, enabling thin and fanless designs for ultra-mobility. On U-series processors, enhanced productivity and creativity are possible in increasingly slim form factors.
I/O in U & Y series 7th Gen Intel® Core™ processors offers Gen 3 PCIe support, supporting higher data transfer rates of 8 GT/s versus 5 GT/s with PCIe Gen 2. The latest Intel® Rapid Storage Technology supports NVMe PCIe* x4 Solid State Drives and is capable of utilizing Gen 3 PCIe Speeds. The Intel® Context Sensing SDK for the Intel® Integrated Sensor Solution allows third party software vendors to develop exciting sensor-enhanced applications.
Notebooks with the versatile Thunderbolt™ 3 technology, the USB-C that does it all, provide an incredible I/O experience. A single cable conveniently supports up to 40Gbps transfer speeds, two 4K 60Hz displays, system charging up to 100W, external graphics, and Thunderbolt™ networking to bolster productivity.