How to Identify My Intel® Processor


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There are different options to get the name and the number of the Intel® Processors.

The methods below apply on all Intel® processors such as Intel® Core™, Intel® Xeon®, Intel® Pentium®, Intel® Celeron®, and Intel Atom® processors.

Option 1: Operating System


  1. Press on the Windows key Windows key on your keyboard and start typing System, choose System Information which will show Processor information with the name, number, and speed of the processor.
  2. If the Windows key is not available on your keyboard, use your mouse, go to the Windows icon located on the bottom-left corner of your screen, right-click, and choose System. Look up the processor's name and number in the Processor information.

    See the example listed below when choosing System Information.

    Screenshot of example


Type the following command

lscpu | grep "Model name"

See examples:

Linux command line

Linux command line


Type the following command in the terminal app

sysctl -a | grep machdep.cpu.brand_string

See an example:

MAC OS command line

Option 2: Packaging Box

If you bought an Intel® Boxed Processor, the information about the number of the processor along with other information like the batch number (FPO) and the serial number (ATPO) are listed on the packaging box.

Processor number


Option 3: Markings on the Processors

The name and number of the Intel® Processor is listed on the top of the processor. See the example below.

Processor name and number

To identify your Intel® Xeon® using the markings on the processor, refer to How to Identify My Intel® Xeon® Processor Markings for Warranty Requests.

Watch this video to see how to identify your Intel® Processor name and number.


Identify the generation for your Intel® Core™ Processors

You can also identify the generation of the processor if your processor is Intel® Core™. The generation of the processor is the first number after i9, i7, i5, or i3.

Here are some examples:

  • Intel® Core™ Processor i9-14900HX Processor is 14th generation because the number 14 is listed after i9.
  • Intel® Core™ Processor i7-13700K Processor is 13th generation because the number 13 is listed after i7.
  • Intel® Core™ Processor i9-12900HX Processor is 12th generation because the number 12 is listed after i9.
  • Intel® Core™ Processor i7-10710U Processor is 10th generation because the number 10 is listed after i7.
  • Intel® Core™ Processor i5-11600KF Processor is 11th generation because the number 11 is listed after i5.
  • Intel® Core™ Processor i7-9850H Processor is 9th generation because the number 9 is listed after i7.
Note If you need more information about any Intel® processor, use the Product Specification Page (ARK) and enter the processor number in the search box.
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