Accelerate Performance with 7th Gen Intel® Core™ Processor Family

Responsive performance, fantastic gaming & entertainment and dazzling viewing experiences across a range of form factors.

Responsive performance, fantastic gaming & entertainment and dazzling viewing experiences across a range of form factors.

Discover the Benefits

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    Responsive performance

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    Rich, immersive experience

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    Simplicity and convenience

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    Extended battery life

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    Versatile and fast I/O

The 7th Gen Intel® Core™ processor family raises the bar once again on Intel’s latest processors delivering more responsive performance than ever before1, fantastic entertainment & gaming, and more natural, intuitive interactions with your PC. Incredible processor graphics transform the viewing experience with 4K Ultra HD video, 360° video, multiple video streams, and premium content playback, enabling new ways to enjoy sharp and engaging content across a range of form factors.

Responsive Performance
7th Gen Intel® Core™ processors utilize a power-efficient microarchitecture, advanced process technology, and silicon optimizations to deliver faster performance than previous generation processors.1 Web browsing is snappy and responsive with Intel® Speed Shift Technology. On processors with Intel® Turbo Boost Technology 2.0, performance and power is dynamically controlled—for cores and graphics—boosting performance precisely when it is needed and saving energy when it counts. Both the Y-series and U-series processors support two cores and four threads with Intel® Hyper-Threading Technology (Intel® HT Technology), enabling compelling 2 in 1 designs and thin clamshells that achieve a unique balance between performance and mobility. PCs enabled with Microsoft Windows* Modern Standby are able to wake immediately at the push of a button, so users don’t have to wait for their system to start up. For the ultimate experience in mainstream and premium notebooks, H-series processors support up to four cores and eight threads, delivering the performance that enthusiasts, gamers, and content creators demand.

Balancing Performance and Mobility

Y-series and U-series processors support two cores and four threads with Intel® Hyper-Threading Technology (Intel® HT Technology), enabling compelling 2 in 1 designs and thin clamshells that achieve a unique balance between performance and mobility.

Rich, Immersive Experience
Intel® HD Graphics and Intel® Iris™ Plus graphics deliver advanced performance for captivating visuals.2 With 7th Gen Intel® Core™ processors, users can easily watch, create, edit, share, and game.

With the ability to view premium content up to 4K Ultra HD, the 7th Gen Intel® Core™ processor family allows users to enjoy amazing and vibrant multimedia experiences on compatible displays. It also enables powerful photo & video editing, multiple video streams, 360° videos and high resolution video chat. In addition, users can play their favorite PC games on the go in HD with fluid, texture-rich graphics. Finally, thanks to our new media engine with power- efficient VP9 and HEVC 10-bit hardware acceleration, 4K viewing and content creation is significantly improved versus previous generation processors.3

Simplicity and Convenience
With even more designs supporting touch, voice, and stylus input, intuitive interaction becomes prevalent with 7th Gen Intel® Core™ processors, enabling users to simplify their interactions and unleash their creativity. On notebooks with cameras supporting Windows* Hello facial recognition, users are able to securely2 log into a PC and websites hassle-free.

Extended Battery Life
With the 7th Gen Intel® Core™ processor family further improving power efficiency at a processor and platform level, 7th Gen Intel® Core™ processor-based systems have longer battery life and can utilize smaller batteries to enable even thinner and lighter systems.4 Dedicated hardware acceleration reduces power consumption dramatically, enabling 3X longer battery life during local 4K video playback.5 With the Y-processor family, 2 in 1s and clamshells are reimagined, enabling thin and fanless designs for ultra-mobility. On U-series processors, enhanced productivity and creativity are possible in increasingly slim form factors.

Bring Ideas to Life
With even more designs supporting touch, voice, and stylus input, intuitive interaction becomes prevalent with 7th Gen Intel® Core™ processors, enabling users to simplify their interactions and unleash their creativity.

I/O Support
I/O in U & Y series 7th Gen Intel® Core™ processors offers Gen 3 PCIe support, supporting higher data transfer rates of 8 GT/s versus 5 GT/s with PCIe Gen 2. The latest Intel® Rapid Storage Technology supports NVMe* PCIe x4 Solid State Drives and is capable of utilizing Gen 3 PCIe speed. The Intel® Context Sensing SDK for the Intel® Integrated Sensor Solution allows third-party software vendors to develop exciting sensor-enhanced applications.

Notebooks with the versatile Thunderbolt™ 3 technology, the USB-C that does it all, provide an incredible I/O experience. A single cable conveniently supports up to 40Gbps transfer speeds, two 4K 60Hz displays, system charging up to 100W, external graphics, and Thunderbolt networking to bolster productivity.

Features at a Glance

Features Benefits
Intel® Turbo Boost Technology 2.06 Dynamically increases the processor’s frequency, as needed, by taking advantage of thermal and power headroom when operating below specified limits.
Intel® Hyper-Threading Technology7 Delivers two processing threads per physical core. Highly threaded applications can get more work done in parallel, completing tasks sooner.
Intel Built-In Visuals

Intel® HD Graphics — Allows playing of HD videos with exceptional clarity, viewing and editing of even the smallest details of photos, and playing today’s modern games.

Intel® Quick Sync Video — Delivers excellent video conferencing capability, fast video conversion, online sharing, and fast video editing and authoring.

Intel® Clear Video HD — Visual quality and color fidelity enhancements for HD playback and immersive web browsing.

Integrated Memory Controller Offers stunning memory read/write performance through efficient prefetching algorithms, lower latency, and higher memory bandwidth.
Intel® Smart Cache Dynamically allocates shared cache to each processor core, based on workload, reducing latency and improving performance.
Intel® Virtualization Technology8 Allows one hardware platform to function as multiple “virtual” platforms. Offers improved manageability by limiting downtime and maintaining productivity by isolating computing activities into separate partitions.
Intel® Advanced Encryption Standard New Instructions (Intel® AES-NI)9 Fast, secure AES engine for a variety of encryption apps, including whole disk encryption, file storage encryption, conditional access of HD content, internet security, and VoIP. Consumers benefit from protected internet and email content, plus fast, responsive disk encryption.
Intel® Power Optimizer & Processor C-States Intel® Power Optimizer increases periods of silicon sleep state across the platform ingredients, including the CPU, chipset, and third-party system components, to reduce power. Processor C-states (C8-C10) provide low idle power.
Configurable TDP Power With Configurable TDP, the processor is now capable of modulating the maximum sustained power vs. performance. Configurable TDP thus provides design and performance flexibility to control system performance based on the cooling capability and usage scenarios. For example, a detachable Ultrabook™ may need more performance when used in a full clamshell mode (vs. tablet mode), or when balanced performance is needed in a quiet conference room setting.

Product and Performance Information

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Software and workloads used in performance tests may have been optimized for performance only on Intel® microprocessors. Performance tests, such as SYSmark and MobileMark, are measured using specific computer systems, components, software, operations and functions. Any change to any of those factors may cause the results to vary. You should consult other information and performance tests to assist you in fully evaluating your contemplated purchases, including the performance of that product when combined with other products. For more complete information visit http://www.intel.com/performance.

For Y-Series, performance/battery life comparison based on measurement of Intel® Core™ i7-7Y75 vs. Intel® Core™ m7-6Y75 using SYSmark* 2014. System configuration info for 7th generation processor: Intel® reference platform running Intel® Core™ i7-7Y75 processor, PL1=4.5W TDP, 2C4T, Turbo up to 3.6GHz/3.4GHz, Memory: 2x2GB LPDDR3-1600, Storage: Intel® SSD, Display Resolution: 1920x1080, Windows 10 Build 10586 (Intel® Speed Shift Technology mode set to Autonomous), 35Whr Battery. SYSmark 2014 is measured in BAPCo power plan. Graphics driver: 15.45.4471. System configuration for 6th Gen processor: Intel® reference platform running Intel® Core™ m7-6Y75 processor, PL1=4.5W TDP, 2C4T, Turbo up to 3.1GHz/2.9GHz, Memory: 2x2GB LPDDR3-1600, Storage: Intel® SSD, Display Resolution: 1920x1080, Windows 10 Build 10586 (Intel® Speed Shift Technology mode set to Autonomous), 35Whr battery. SYSmark 2014 is measured in BAPCo power plan. Graphics driver: 15.45.4471 for CPU benchmarks, 15.40.4256 for 3D graphics benchmarks.

For U-Series, performance/battery life comparison based on measurement of Intel® Core™ i7-7500U vs. Intel® Core™ i7-6500U using SYSmark* 2014. System configuration info for 7th generation processor: Intel reference platform running Intel® Core™ i7-7500U processor, PL1=15W TDP, 2C4T, Turbo up to 3.5GHz/3.5GHz, Memory: 2x4GB DDR4-2133, Storage: Intel® SSD, Display Resolution: 1920x1080, Windows 10 Build 10586 (Intel® Speed Shift Technology mode set to Autonomous), 40Whr battery. SYSmark 2014 is measured in BAPCo power plan. Graphics driver: 15.45.4471. System configuration info for 6th generation processor: Intel® reference platform running Intel® Core i7-6500U processor, PL1=15W TDP, 2C4T, Turbo up to 3.1GHz/3.0GHz, Memory: 2x4GB DDR4-2133, Storage: Intel® SSD, Display Resolution: 1920x1080, Windows 10 Build 10586 (Intel® Speed Shift Technology mode set to Autonomous), 40Whr battery. SYSmark 2014 is measured in BAPCo power plan. Graphics driver: 15.45.4471 for CPU benchmarks, 15.40.4256 for 3D graphics benchmarks.

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Intel® technologies' features and benefits depend on system configuration and may require enabled hardware, software or service activation. Performance varies depending on system configuration. No computer system can be absolutely secure. Check with your system manufacturer or retailer or learn more at http://www.intel.co.uk.

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Based on measurement of Intel® Core™ i7-7Y75 vs. Intel® Core™ m7-6Y75 and Intel® Core™ i7-7500U vs. Intel® Core™ i7-6500U. System configurations from footnote 25 using SEG0596 4K HEVC Content Creation benchmark.

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Based on measurement of Intel® Core™ i7-7Y75 vs. Intel® Core™ m7-6Y75 and Intel® Core™ i7-7500U vs. Intel® Core™ i7-6500U. System configurations from footnote 25 using the following procedure: Disconnect all USB devices, connect to a local WiFi access point and set the screen brightness to 200 nits (disable DPST, set brightness to 200 nits on a white background and enable DPST). Wait for 10 mins for the OS to completely idle. Launch Tears of Steel (1080p H264 10MBps) video using the Universal Windows player. Measure and calculate average power for the duration of the video. Report 3 run median.

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Based on measurement of Intel® Core™ i7-7Y75 vs. Intel® Core™ m7-6Y75 and Intel® Core™ i7-7500U vs. Intel® Core™ i7-6500U. System configurations from footnote 25 using the procedure from footnote 27 running Tears of Steel (4K 10b HEVC 24fps) video using the Universal Windows player. Measure and calculate average power for the duration of the video. Report 3 run median.

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Requires a system with Intel® Turbo Boost Technology. Intel® Turbo Boost Technology and Intel® Turbo Boost Technology 2.0 are only available on select Intel® processors. Consult your PC manufacturer. Performance varies depending on hardware, software, and system configuration. For more information, visit www.intel.com/content/www/uk/en/architecture-and-technology/turbo-boost/turbo-boost-technology.html.

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Available on select Intel® Core™ processors. Intel® Hyper-Threading Technology (Intel® HT Technology) requires an Intel® HT Technology-enabled system. Consult your PC manufacturer. Performance will vary depending on the specific hardware and software used. For more information, including details on which processors support Intel® HT Technology, visit www.intel.com/content/www/us/en/architecture-and-technology/hyper-threading/hyper-threading-technology.html.

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Intel® Virtualization Technology requires a computer system with an enabled Intel® processor, BIOS, and virtual machine monitor (VMM). Functionality, performance, or other benefits will vary depending on hardware and software configurations. Software applications may not be compatible with all operating systems. Consult your PC manufacturer. For more information, visit www.intel.com/content/www/us/en/virtualization/virtualization-technology/hardware-assist-virtualization-technology.html.

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Intel® AES New Instructions (Intel® AES-NI) requires a computer system with an Intel® AES-NI enabled processor, as well as non-Intel software to execute the instructions in the correct sequence. Intel® AES-NI is available on select Intel® processors. For availability, consult your reseller or system manufacturer. For more information, see software.intel.com/en-us/articles/intel-advanced-encryption-standard-instructions-aes-ni.