Quickly Resume with Intel® Rapid Start Technology
Intelligent technologies from Intel make your PC more responsive
In the fast-paced world in which we work and play, we expect our Ultrabook™ devices, all-in-ones, and standard PCs to be instantly on and up-to-date with the latest information from the Internet.
A suite of three powerful technologies developed by Intel conserve battery life, deliver speed, and provide fresh Internet content 1:
With Intel® Rapid Start Technology, your PC can go from being in a very deep sleep to fully awake in a flash. This responsiveness capability enables your device to consume lower levels of power4 when you are not using it, yet resume quickly when you want to use it. You save time, and, if you are using an Ultrabook™ device, this technology also extends the battery life. If you have an all-in-one, it allows the system to consume less power4. Either way, you can start up quickly and get right back to where you left off.
Intel® Rapid Start Technology is available on Ultrabook™ devices, all-in-ones, and standard PCs powered by the latest generation Intel® Core™ processor family.
Intel® Smart Response Technology gives you the larger storage capacity of a traditional hard drive without sacrificing speed, delivering up to 2x faster performance1,6 and up to 2x faster game launches1,7—all while consuming less power. This feature recognizes and automatically stores your most frequently used applications, games, and files, so you can access then promptly and create, work, and game faster than ever before.
Intel® Smart Response Technology is available on Ultrabook™ devices, all-in-ones, and standard PCs powered by the latest generation Intel® Core™ processor family and Intel® Rapid Storage Technology 10.5 or higher.
Benchmark results were obtained prior to implementation of recent software patches and firmware updates intended to address exploits referred to as "Spectre" and "Meltdown". Implementation of these updates may make these results inapplicable to your device or system.
Software and workloads used in performance tests may have been optimized for performance only on Intel® microprocessors. Performance tests, such as SYSmark* and MobileMark*, are measured using specific computer systems, components, software, operations and functions. Any change to any of those factors may cause the results to vary. You should consult other information and performance tests to assist you in fully evaluating your contemplated purchases, including the performance of that product when combined with other products. For more complete information visit https://www.intel.com/benchmarks.
Results have been measured by Intel®-based on software, benchmark or other data of third parties and are provided for informational purposes only. Any difference in system hardware or software design or configuration may affect actual performance. Intel does not control or audit the design or implementation of third party data referenced in this document. Intel encourages all of its customers to visit the websites of the referenced third parties or other sources to confirm whether the referenced data is accurate and reflects performance of systems available for purchase.
Intel® Rapid Start Technology requires a select Intel® processor, Intel® software and BIOS update, and Intel® Solid-State Drive (Intel® SSD). Depending on system configuration, your results may vary. Contact your system manufacturer for more information.
Intel® Smart Response Technology requires a Intel® Core™ processor, select Intel® chipset, Intel® Rapid Storage Technology software version 12.5 or higher, and a solid-state hybrid drive reporting at least 16 GB capacity and supporting SATA-I/O hybrid information feature. Depending on system configuration, your results may vary. Contact your system manufacturer for more information.
Intel® Rapid Start Technology transitions a system that is in Sleep or Standby, an S3 power state that keeps memory and other components powered, to a hardware power state that does not do so, an S4 power state. Refer to manufacturer’s specifications for system specific information.
Requires a select Intel® processor, enabled chipset, Intel® Rapid Storage Technology software, and a properly configured hybrid drive (HDD + small SSD). Depending on system configuration, your results may vary. Contact your system manufacturer for more information.
I/O Performance Workload: PCMark* 7 storage score and PCMark Vantage* HDD score
System Configuration: (Desktop) Comparing pre-production 3rd generation Intel® Core™ i7-3770K processor (8T4C, 8 MB cache, up to 3.9 GHz), Intel® Desktop Board DZ77GA-70K, memory 8 GB (2x4 GB) Samsung* DDR3-1600, Intel® HD Graphics 4000, driver: 184.108.40.20616 (BIOS: GAZ7710H.86A.1868.R06.1201060946, Chipset INF 220.127.116.119 with the following disk options: 1) Seagate ST31000528AS Barracuda*, 1 TB, 7200 rpm, with Intel® Rapid Storage Technology (Intel® RST) 18.104.22.1682, 2) Intel® SSD 311 series, 20 GB SRT cache, Intel RST 22.214.171.1242 with Seagate ST31000528AS Barracuda, 1 TB, 7200 rpm.
Game Loads Workload: Application and level load times for mainstream games such as Battlefield* 3 and Call of Duty*: Modern Warfare 3
System Configuration: (Desktop) Comparing 2nd generation Intel® Core™ i7-2600K processor (8T4C, 8 MB cache, up to 3.8 GHz), Intel® Desktop Board DZ68DB, memory 4 GB (2x2 GB) Corsair* DDR3-1333, EVGA* GTX 580, driver: 126.96.36.19962 (vendor package 285.62) (BIOS: DBZ6810H.86A.0014.2011.0413.1049, Chipset INF 188.8.131.529 with the following disk options: 1) Seagate ST31000528AS Barracuda*, 1 TB, 7200 rpm, with Intel® Rapid Storage Technology (Intel® RST) 10.6.0.1002, 2) Intel® SSD 311 series, 20 GB SRT cache, Intel RST 10.6.0.1002, 3) Intel® SSD 510 series, 250 GB, Intel RST 10.6.0.1002.