Previous Generation Intel® Core™ i7 ProcessorOverview
With previous generation Intel® Core™ i7 processors access multiple applications faster and unleash incredible digital media creation. Experience great performance for everything you do with the combination of Intel® Turbo Boost Technology¹ and Intel® Hyper-Threading Technology (Intel® HT Technology),² which maximizes performance to match your workload.
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Features and benefits
Intel® Turbo Boost Technology maximizes speed for demanding applications, dynamically accelerating performance to match your workload—more performance when you need it the most.
Intel® HT Technology enables highly threaded applications to get more work done in parallel. With 8 threads available to the operating system, multi-tasking becomes even easier.
Intel® Smart Cache provides a higher-performance, more efficient cache subsystem. Optimized for industry leading multi-threaded games.
Integrated memory controller enables three channels of DDR3 1066 MHz memory, resulting in up to 25.6 GB/sec memory bandwidth. This memory controller's lower latency and higher memory bandwidth delivers amazing performance for data-intensive applications.
The 2nd generation Intel® Core™ processor family delivers smart performance and built-in visuals for a visibly better PC experience.
¹ Intel® Turbo Boost technology requires a PC with a processor with Intel Turbo Boost capability. Intel Turbo Boost performance varies depending on hardware, software and overall system configuration. Check with your PC manufacturer on whether your system delivers Intel Turbo Boost technology. See www.intel.com/technology/turboboost for more information.
² Intel® Hyper-Threading technology (Intel® HT technology) requires a computer system with a processor supporting Intel HT Technology and an Intel HT technology-enabled chipset, BIOS, and operating system. Performance will vary depending on the specific hardware and software you use. For more information including details on which processors support Intel HT technology, see www.intel.com/content/www/us/en/architecture-and-technology/turbo-boost/turbo-boost-technology.html.