The Intel® Processor Identification Utility has been developed to enable system integrators and end users to identify processor brand designation and to determine if Intel® processors are operating at their rated frequency in newly configured PC systems.
There are three testing and reporting capabilities in the Intel Processor Identification Utility:
- Frequency Test:
The Frequency Test function determines the microprocessor's operating frequency and intelligently compares it to the processor's intended frequency by using a speed test algorithm. If the tool determines that the actual operating frequency is above its "rated" frequency ("overclocking the processor"), it returns a message identifying the condition. If the system was not intentionally overclocked, the tested processor may actually be a fraudulently "re-marked" microprocessor.
- CPU Technologies:
The CPU Technologies tab displays which Intel Processor Technologies the tested processor contains, such as Intel® Virtualization Technology and Intel® 64.
- CPUID Data:
Data from this tab includes the processor stepping information, processor packaging details and any additional processor features.
Intel is providing this utility to aid system integrators and end users in identifying fraudulently re-marked product that damages system integrator's reputations and end users alike.
System integrators who purchased Intel processors failing the Intel Processor Identification Utility test, should return the questionable product to their place of purchase. They may also consider contacting local law enforcement agencies if they believe they have been the victims of criminal fraud.