Intel® Smart Sound Technology is an integrated audio DSP (Digital Signal Processor) built to handle audio, voice, and speech interactions. It allows the latest Intel® Core™ and Intel® Atom™ processor-based PCs to respond to your voice command quickly and offer high fidelity audio without impacting system performance and battery life.1
Activate your PC from Microsoft Modern Standby* with just your voice—leaving your hands and eyes free to do other tasks. With Intel® Wake on Voice your device waits and listens for your command without consuming excessive power and battery life. You can also personalize devices to respond to your voice only so that you won’t enable other Intel Wake on Voice-enabled devices at the same time.2
Today’s PCs need improved microphone configurations and enhanced microphone processing to achieve the best voice communication and speech recognition results. Many devices today use advanced pre-processing technologies on microphones for multi-mic beam forming, acoustic echo cancellation, and background noise reduction. Intel® Smart Sound Technology provides the computing power for audio pre-processing, and integrates pre-processing technologies from industry leaders like Intel, ForteMedia*, Conexant* and Waves*.
Get remarkable battery life for music playback on your system. By offloading audio streams to Intel® Smart Sound Technology your system will reduce power consumption and improve battery life while still delivering the great sound, you expect.3
Many devices enhance the sound from the speakers and headphones—adjusting loudness, virtual surround sound, dialogue enhancements, and more—using advanced audio post-processing technologies and algorithms. Intel® Smart Sound Technology supports smart amplifiers for audio post-processing, and also includes technologies from industry leaders like Dolby*, DTS *, and Waves*.
Now there’s no waiting to resume activity on your desktop or All-in-One PC. Intel® Ready Mode Technology works by providing an alternative to traditional sleep—a quiet, low power state similar to the kind used by your cell phone and tablet.
Intel® technologies’ features and benefits depend on system configuration and may require enabled hardware, software, or service activation. No computer system can be absolutely secure. Learn more at Intel.com or from the OEM or retailer.
Requires third-party software for full use of Intel® Wake on Voice.
As Measured by Intel® Smart Sound Power Analysis Team in 2016 using Metro Windows Media Player*, comparing total platform power used with and without Intel® Smart Sound Technology enabled. 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.