How to find out the generation of your Intel processor in Windows


This article is all about how to find out the generation of your Intel processor in Windows. This helps a lot in troubleshooting a PC or laptop and if you want to buy a new PC or laptop at that time you might want to know on which generation of Intel processor that system works. Intel is one of the biggest company in the world for making CPUs for PC. Intel has been releasing a new generation of CPUs almost every year with some new features and modifications in the previous model and everyone wants to upgrade on the latest generation Intel CPUs. If you have laptop or PC which is running on the Windows 7 or above operating system then it is quite easy to check what generation of Intel processor is installed on your system.

how to find out generations of intel processors

So, let’s start here how to find out the generation of your Intel processor in Windows 10 without any third party application or software. There are several steps apply each step respectively on your system to find out the generation of your system.

Step 1: – First of all right-click on This PC icon from your system. Now you can see that many of the options are shown on the screen in which click on the Properties options. As the figure is shown below

open properties option on your system

Step 2: – If above method does not work for you then alternatively, right-click on This PC icon from the file explorer navigation pane and then click on the Properties option to proceed.

Step 3: – Now you can see that the system properties window will be opened on your screen. In which you can saw all the basic information about your computer. Here in the system section, your processor model number was shown like here my CPU model number is i5-7200U. Figure is shown below

find out the CPU model number

Step 4: – Now observe your CPU model number carefully because this is the number of which you can find out the generation of your Intel processor in Windows 10. Now here I describe this CPU model number in detail so you can understand the method by which you can find out the generation of your Intel processor. As the figure is shown below

First number of CPU model number

In this model number, i5 denotes the processor of your system and after that, the first number after the hyphen (always remember just after the hyphen) denotes the generation of your Intel CPU on which your system works. like here my CPU model number is i5-7200U, so in this case, my CPU belongs to the 7th generation. For example, if your CPU number is i5-5300U then your CPU belongs to the 5th generation and if your CPU model number is i5-3427U then your CPU belongs to the 3rd generation. AS the figure is shown below

intel i5-3427

intel processor i5-5300U

Always remember that the first number of the model number will begin with either 3,4,5,6 or 7.

If this method does not help you in finding the generation of your Intel processor than you can use the official Intel Processor Identification Utility to get detailed information about Intel processors. You can find out this Utility on the Internet and check all of the basic information about your system within seconds.

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These are the possible methods by which you can find out the generation of your Intel processor within seconds in Windows 7 or higher version of Windows. I think this article is quite helpful for you if you have any queries regarding this then simply solved out through the comment section. Also, provide feedback to us because your feedback is valuable for us. For further updates in the field of technology subscribe to our mailing list and stay updated.

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