New Unlocked 4th Gen Intel® Core™ Processors deliver unprecedented level of performance and flexibility


Want to tune your every aspect of your system for the ultimate in total system control? Then the new unlocked Intel Core processors²³, which enable system tuning for the processor cores, memory, graphics, and power, were made for you. Whether you are a novice overclocker or a seasoned veteran, these processors will have you singing their praises in no time.

And for Intel® Core™ i7 processors, Intel® Hyper-Threading Technology allows each processor core to work on two tasks at the same time, improving multitasking, speeding up the workflow, and accomplishing more in less time.

With 4th gen Intel® processors, you can boot your PC, load applications, and resume from sleep nearly instantaneously thanks to Intel’s responsiveness technologies such as Intel® Smart Response Technology, and Intel® Rapid Start Technology.


The 4th gen Intel Core processor family offers hardware-level security that helps protect your devices, your data and your online transactions.


The 4th gen Intel Core processor family automatically connects to wireless hotspots. Your e-mail, social media, and apps are always updated thanks to Intel® Smart Connect Technology. Finally, wirelessly stream your HD/3-D video and games to your TV or projector for presentation and entertainment using Intel® Wireless Display Technology.

Intel® Core Processors in the LGA1150 Socket

Socket Features Intel® Core™ i7 Processor (LGA1150) Intel® Core™ i5 Processor (LGA1150)
Number of Processor Cores / Threads 4/8 4/4
Intel® Turbo Boost Technology 2.0 Yes Yes
Number of memory channels 2(DDR3 1333/1600 MHz) 2(DDR3 1333/1600 MHz)
PCI Express Lanes 16 16
Unlocked Multiplier Yes Yes
Intel Hyper-Threading Technology Yes No
Intel® Smart Cache 8MB L3 shared 6MB L3 shared
AES New Instructions (AES-NI) Yes Yes
Intel® Advanced Vector Extensions (AVX) Yes Yes
Built-in Visuals Yes Yes
Intel® HD graphics 4600 Yes Yes
Intel® Quick Sync Video Yes Yes
Intel® Wireless Display (Intel WiDi) Yes Yes
Overclocking Enabled Yes Yes
PCI Express 3.0 Yes Yes
Intel Virtualization Technology (Intel® VT-X) Yes Yes
Recommended Intel® Chipset Z97 Z97

Features and Benefits of the 4th Gen Core Family

Intel® Turbo Boost Technology Dynamically increases the processor’s frequency as needed by taking advantage of thermal and power headroom when operating below specified limits.
2.0 Intel® Hyper-Threading Delivers two processing thread per physical core. Highly threaded application can get more work done in parallel, completing tasks sooner.
Technology Built-In Visuals Intel® HD graphics – Enhanced 3-D1 performance for immersive mainstream and casual gaming. Can support up to three UltraHD* (4K) displays and collage display.

Intel® Wireless Display – Wirelessly stream HD/3-D video and games to your TV or projector for presentation and entertainment.

Intel® Quick Sync Video – Delivers fast conversion of video for portable media players, online sharing, and video editing and authoring.
Intel® Clear Video HD – Visual quality and color fidelity enhancements for HD playback and immersive Web browsing.

Intel® InTru™ 3D1 – Stereoscopic 3-D Blue-ray* playback in full 1080p resolution over HDMI* 1.4 and premium audio.

Intel® Advanced Vector Extensions – A set of new instructions to improve software performance for floating point-intensive application such as audio processing, audio codecs, and image and video editing applications.
Integrated Memory Controller An integrated memory controller offers stunning memory read/write performance through efficient prefetching algorithms, lower latency, and higher memory bandwidth.
Intel® Smart Cache The shared cache is dynamically allocated to each processor core, based on workload. This significantly reduces latency, improving performance.
Intel® Virtualization Technology Allows one hardware platform to function as multiple “virtual” platforms by isolating computing activities into separate partitions.
Advanced Encryption Standard New Instructions New AES instructions add hardware acceleration to AES algorithms and speeds up the execution of AES applications.
Thermal Solution for Boxed Processors Includes a four-pin connector for fan speed control to help minimize the acoustic noise levels generated from running the fan at higher speeds for thermal performance.