For decades, Intel has consistently delivered a family of processors designed to address a wide range of business computing needs. As workloads grow in complexity, many content creators require a rich computing experience for 3D modeling, product design, media editing, and countless other tasks. Knowledge workers may also engage in data visualization, manipulation of high density files, or executing compute-intensive business applications. 9th Gen Intel® Core® vPro™ processors address these types of computing needs while also providing stability, manageability, and security features valued across industries.
A Scalable Processor Portfolio
To meet a variety of performance and form factor needs, 9th Gen Intel® Core™ vPro™ processors are offered in the S series for desktop computing and H series for high end mobile systems. Both the S and the H series are further segmented into performance tiers identified by the i5, i7, and now i9 processor designators.
As shown in Figure 1, 9th Gen Intel® Core™ vPro™ processors feature up to 8 processor cores, Gen 9 Intel® UHD Graphics, a two-channel DDR4 memory controller, and the new Intel® 300 Series Platform Controller Hub (PCH). Alternatively, the Intel® vPro™ platform specification allows for manufacturers building mobile workstations to use the Intel® CM246 PCH for expanded storage and I/O connectivity options.
Enabling Productive Workspaces
9th Gen Intel® Core™ vPro™ processors (S series) are offered at thermal design power (TDP) options of 35, 65 and 95 watts, enabling elegant small form factor desktops, traditional towers, and modern all-in-one touchscreen systems. 9th Gen Intel® Core™ vPro™ processors with the i5 designator feature 6 single-threaded cores and a 9 MB cache, while processors with the i7 designator support 8 single-threaded cores and larger 12 MB cache. At the top of the stack, processors with the i9 designator deliver 8 cores, 16 threads, and a 16 MB cache. All performance/power options support the robust set of connectivity options of the Intel Q370 PCH, including integrated 802.11ac wireless. The improved performance and ubiquity of Wi-Fi allows desktops to be placed at any location independently of Ethernet cabling concerns.
Desktop-Caliber Performance for Mobile Workers
9th Gen Intel® Core™ vPro™ processors (H series) are offered in 3 versions for high-end mobile systems, all with a 45 watt TDP. Processors with the i5 designator feature 4 cores, 8 threads, and an 8 MB cache, while processors with the i7 designator support 6 cores, 12 threads, and a 12 MB cache. The 9th Gen Core i9 vPro processor features 8 cores, 16 threads, a 16 MB cache, as well as Intel® Thermal Velocity Boost (Intel® TVB)2 which increases clock frequency under specific operating conditions. The Intel QM370 PCH supports integrated 802.11ac as well as Wi-Fi 6 and 4G LTE via discrete components. Finally, Thunderbolt™ technology 3 enables a versatile computing experience with single-cable docking solutions for easily connecting notebooks to peripheral-rich, stationary computing environments.
Built for Business
Computing systems that incorporate the eligible processor SKUs and meet the Intel® vPro™ brand requirements are optimized for corporate environments. Technology decision makers may deploy 9th Gen Intel® Core™ vPro™ processors in a wide variety of mobile and desktop form factors and manage these endpoints with a consistent set of security and maintenance policies. Systems based on the Intel® vPro™ platform require either the Microsoft Windows* 10 Pro or Windows* 10 Enterprise OS.
The Intel® Stable Image Platform Program (Intel® SIPP) enables predictable transitions for businesses that test devices within their computing environment for performance, compatibility, and compliance. In combination with extensive validation by Intel and system vendors of multiple versions of the Windows* 10 OS, businesses can avoid problems that may arise when deploying less stable devices not optimized for corporate buying cycles or for enterprise system validation procedures.
Manageability and Security Features
The Intel® vPro™ platform provides businesses with the tools to efficiently manage and help secure computing endpoints. For instance, Intel® Hardware Shield provides an evolving set of technologies to help reduce each platform’s attack surface, while reporting the current security configuration to the operating system. The capabilities listed are designed to enable, accelerate, or complement features and services within the Windows* 10 Pro and Windows* 10 Enterprise operating systems.
Optimized for Demanding Workflows
9th Gen Intel® Core™ vPro™ processors offer a suite of power, performance, and connectivity technologies that can equip workers to deal with the most demanding computing workloads. Businesses that upgrade their computing fleets to the latest technology may reap the benefits of a more productive work force. To learn more about the Intel® vPro™ platform, please visit intel.com/vpro.