Intel Inside: What Generation of Intel Processor Is In Your PC?

By | August 21, 2017
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Intel Inside: What Generation of Intel Processor Is In Your PC?

This tip was written for Windows 10.

If you have an Intel Processor, it’s easy to tell what generation your CPU (processor is).  Recently we featured a tip showing you how to learn all about your computer. Today, we are going to put that tip to use.

In your Windows 10  taskbar search type “About” and press Enter.

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Highlighted (above) you can see my PC has an Intel Core i5 processor.

It’s easy to tell what generation my Intel processor is by looking at the first number after the dash. As you can see below, the first number after the dash on my PC’s processor is 4. So, mine is a 4th generation Intel i5 processor . Yours will show 3, 4, 5, 6, or 7. With 7 being the latest generation.

If you want to know even more about your processor, download the official Intel Processor Identification Utility for Windows from this Intel page.

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One last word. Some people refer to their computer’s case (or tower) as their CPU. This is incorrect. The CPU is your processor.

2 thoughts on “Intel Inside: What Generation of Intel Processor Is In Your PC?

  1. Dick Boera

    When I follow your instructions, this is what results:

    Processor Intel (R) Pentium (R) Dual CPU EZ160 @ 1.80 GHz

    What generation would that be? I’m on Windows 10, Version 1703 and everything is working well although the computer is nine years old (and I’m over ten times that age 🙂

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