Dominate your gaming competition with an unlocked, unleashed, and uncompromised processor. With a killer combination of smart features including Intel® Turbo Boost Technology 2.0, Intel® Hyper-Threading Technology and over-clocking, the Intel® Core™ i5 & i7 processor K SKU is flexible and devastatingly powerful. It's the ultimate weapon when you demand unrivaled PC performance for gaming at its best, because the only thing more amazing than Intel® technology is what you'll do with it.

Move between applications with smart multitasking, delivered by Intel® Hyper-Threading Technology

Intel® Hyper-Threading Technology (Intel® HT Technology)1 uses processor resources more efficiently, enabling multiple threads to run on each core. As a performance feature, Intel HT Technology also increases processor throughput, improving overall performance on threaded software.

  • Run demanding applications simultaneously while maintaining system responsiveness
  • Keep systems protected, efficient, and manageable while minimizing impact on productivity
  • Provide headroom for future business growth and new solution capabilities

Enjoy the thrill of an automatic burst of speed when you need it with Intel® Turbo Boost Technology 2.0

Intel® Turbo Boost Technology1 provides even more performance when needed on 3rd generation Intel® Core™ processor–based systems. Intel® Turbo Boost Technology 2.0 automatically allows processor cores to run faster than the base operating frequency if they’re operating below power, current, and temperature specification limits.

Any of the following can set the upper limit of Intel Turbo Boost Technology 2.0 on a given workload:

  • Number of active cores
  • Estimated current consumption
  • Estimated power consumption
  • Processor temperature

When the processor is operating below these limits and the user's workload demands additional performance, the processor frequency will dynamically increase until the upper limit of frequency is reached. Intel Turbo Boost Technology 2.0 has multiple algorithms operating in parallel to manage current, power, and temperature to maximize performance and energy efficiency. Note: Intel Turbo Boost Technology 2.0 allows the processor to operate at a power level that is higher than its rated upper power limit (TDP) for short durations to maximize performance.

Intel® HD Graphics Enriches Your Gaming and 3-D Experiences Enjoy stunning visual performance without a separate graphics card

Fast game action and impressive 3D visuals have gone mainstream. 3rd generation Intel® Core™ processors integrated with powerful graphics engines by Intel™ HD Graphics now give you responsive gaming performance and realistic visuals, without the cost of a separate graphics card.

Enjoy enhanced immersive experiences when playing games optimized specifically for Intel HD Graphics.1 From World of Warcraft* to Diablo III* to Call of Duty*, Intel brings you closer to reality with faster 3D rendering, more complex shading, and fluid character motion.