How to Find the Generation of Intel® Core™ Processors


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To identify your Intel Core generation, you need first to identify the processor.  Refer to how to identify your Intel® Processor and note the number.

In Intel® Core™ Processors, the generation of the processor is the number (or the two numbers) after the i9, i7, i5, or i3, as shown in the example below.

Note: This method applies only on Intel® Core™ Processors and does not apply on Intel® Pentium®, Intel® Celeron®, or Intel® Xeon®.

Here is an example with 13th Generation Intel® Core™ Processor.


Here are some examples by processor generation:

13th Gen example

  • Intel® Core™ Processor i7-13700K is 13th Gen because number 13 is listed after i7.

12th Gen examples

  • Intel® Core™ Processor i7-12700K is 12th Gen because number 12 is listed after i7.
  • Intel® Core™ Processor i9-12900HX is 12th Gen because number 12 is listed after i9.

11th Gen examples

  • Intel® Core™ Processor i7-1165G7 is 11th Gen because number 11 is listed after i7.
  • Intel® Core™ Processor i5-1130G7 is 11th Gen because number 11 is listed after i5.

10th Gen examples

  • Intel® Core™ Processor i7-1065G7 is 10th Gen because number 10 is listed after i7.
  • Intel® Core™ Processor i5-10210U is 10th Gen because number 10 is listed after i5.

9th Gen examples

  • Intel® Core™ Processor i9-9900K is 9th Gen because number 9 is listed after i9.
  • Intel® Core™ Processor i5-9300H is 9th Gen number 9 is listed after i5.

8th Gen examples

  • Intel® Core™ Processor i7-8650U is 8th Gen because number 8 is listed after i7.
  • Intel® Core™ Processor i5-8600 is 8th Gen because number 8 is listed after i5.

7th Gen examples

  • Intel® Core™ Processor i5-7200U is 7th Gen because number 7 is listed after i5.
  • Intel® Core™ Processor i3-7350K is 7th Gen because number 7 is listed after i3.

6th Gen example

  • Intel® Core™ Processor i5-6400T is 6th Gen because number 6 is listed after i5.

5th Gen example

  • Intel® Core™ Processor i7-5650U is 5th Gen because number 5 is listed after i7.

4th Gen example

  • Intel® Core™ Processor i3-4350T is 4th Gen because number 4 is listed after i3.

3rd Gen example

  • Intel® Core™ Processor i7-3820QM is 3rd Gen because number 3 is listed after i7.


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