Intel® Core™ Processors

A new computer with a new 8th Generation Intel® Core™ processor helps you stay ahead of the digital world. Get a big jump1 2 in performance compared to the previous generation. Shop with built-in security3 and immerse yourself in leading-edge 4K UHD entertainment.

All Processors

Desktop

Mobile

Intel® Core™ X-Series Processors

  • High-performance desktops
  • First 18-core processor 
  • Extreme gaming, mega-tasking, and high-end content creation

8th Gen Intel® Core™ i7 Processors

  • Next-generation desktops, laptops, and 2-in-1 PCs
  • High-end gaming, multitasking and content creation
  • High speed and peak performance

8th Gen Intel® Core™ i5 Processors

  • Home and business PCs
  • 4K graphics for video and gaming
  • Fast startup and speed on demand

7th Gen Intel® Core™ i3 Processors

  • PCs for everyday tasks
  • Quick charge and long battery life
  • Built-in mobility

 

7th Gen Intel® Core™ m3 Processors

  • High-performance mobile devices
  • Fast response and long battery life
  • Built-in security

7th Gen Intel® Core™ vPro™ Processors

  • For the modern workplace
  • Hardware-enhanced security and manageability
  • High performance

8th Gen Intel® Core™ Processors

Work, play, and create as quickly and seamlessly as your heart desires.

40%

Edit documents and create presentations all at once, and up to 40% faster than on a 7th Gen Intel® Core™ processor.1 2

4K

Play 4K UHD video from your laptop for up to 10 hours,1 4 ideal for a long trip.

14.7X

Edit your latest action footage 14.7x faster.1 5 Rendering that used to take 45 minutes on a 5-year-old computer now takes 3 minutes.

Features and Performance

Now everyday computer tasks can happen faster. Edit photos and videos seamlessly. Move between programs and windows quickly. Multi-task easily. Better still, all that performance comes with up to 10 hours of battery life1 6, so you can take your computer wherever you go without worrying about cords and plug points.

Get an amazing entertainment hub—stream 4K UHD videos, power virtual reality, and play the most demanding games. With 4x more pixels on screen than traditional HD, you can enjoy sharp, lifelike visuals, complex shading, and fast frame rates—all with virtually no stuttering, buffering, or lags. And be ready for revolutionary immersive experiences yet to come.

Built-in security3 adds a critical layer of protection to make password logins, browsing, and online payments safe3 and simple. You can log on with a look, your voice, or your fingerprint for rock-solid security3 that’s fast and hassle free. Store passwords, personal information, and auto-fill information with one master password. Plus touch screen, voice commands, and stylus options offer natural and intuitive interactions.

Related Technologies

Remove the burden of multiple cables and get one compact port that does it all - power your PC, transfer data, and connect with dual 4K UHD displays.

Learn about Thunderbolt™ 3 technology

Immerse yourself in vivid entertainment with the brilliance of Intel® Graphics technology.

Discover Intel® Graphics technology

Windows® 10 Runs Best on Intel® Core™ Processors

It’s a new day for computer users. Enjoy new ways to use—and interact with—your computer. Get higher performance, an enhanced user experience, and superior entertainment.

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Compatible Products

Shop for 2in1s, All-in-Ones, laptops, and desktops powered by the latest Intel® Core™ processors.

2 in 1s are thin, light, and stylish, and offer the versatility you need to easily switch from laptop to tablet and even tent and presentation modes.

Shop 2in1s

An All-in-One with an Intel® Pentium® processor infuses the capabilities of a complete desktop system into one stylish, versatile, and very powerful device.

Shop All-in-Ones

Flexibility and fun for work or play. Get exceptional performance and a range of options in screen size, style, and budget to suit all your portable computing needs.

Shop laptops

Get PC-class performance at an affordable price point. Available in various sizes and packages, desktops with Intel® processors offer impressive media and graphic experiences to meet everyday computing requirements.

Shop desktops

Product and Performance Information

1

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 information, go to www.intel.co.za/benchmarks.

2

As measured by SYSmark* 2014 SE (Second Edition) on Intel Reference Platform. New: Intel® Core™ i7-8550U processor, PL1=15W TDP, 4C8T, Turbo up to 4.0GHz, Memory: 8GB DDR4-2400, Storage: Intel 600p SSD, Intel® UHD Graphics 620, OS: Windows® 10 versus previous gen: Intel® Core™ i7-7500U processor, PL1=15W TDP, 2C4T, Turbo up to 3.5GHz, Memory: 8GB DDR4-2133, Storage: Intel® 600p SSD, Intel® HD Graphics 620, OS: Windows® 10.

3

Intel® technologies may require enabled hardware, specific software, or services activation. Check with your system manufacturer or retailer.

4

As projected on Windows® 10 4K 24fps 10bit HEVC Local Video Playback Component Average Power on Intel Reference Platform Intel® Core™ i7-8550U processor, PL1=15W TDP, 4C8T, Turbo up to 4.0GHz, Memory: 8GB DDR4-2400, Storage: Intel® 600p SSD, Intel® UHD Graphics 620, OS: Windows 10, Battery Size: 70WHr, Screen: 4K, Windows 10 Power Slider – Better. Performance.

5

As measured by PowerDIrector Ultra HD HEVC Video Creation on Intel Reference Platform. New: Intel® Core™ i5-8250U processor, PL1=15W TDP, 4C8T, Turbo up to 3.4GHz, Memory: 8GB DDR4-2400, Storage: Intel® 600p SSD, Intel® UHD Graphics 620, OS: Windows® 10 versus 5 year old PC: Intel® Core™ i5-3317U processor, PL1=15W TDP, 2C4T, Turbo up to 3.6GHz, on Dell XPS* 12, Memory: 8GB DDR3, Storage: SSD, Intel® HD Graphics 4000, OS: Windows® 10.

6

As measured on Windows 10® 1080p 24fps 10bit HEVC Local Video Playback on Intel® Core™ i7-8550U processor, PL1=15W TDP, 4C8T, Turbo up to 4.0GHz, Memory: 8GB DDR4-2400, Storage: Intel® 600p SSD, Intel® UHD Graphics 620, OS: Windows® 10, Battery Size: 40WHr, Screen: 25x14 12”, Windows® 10 Power Slider – Better Performance.