With so many generations of Intel processors released, it gets hard to keep up with generations and we want to quickly be able to identify these chips.
Today i’m showing you two ways to quickly identify Intel core processors generations, or to simply know your processor generation.
First Way: Via the stickers
Note: These sticker designs also apply for Pentium, Celeron and the rest
1st Gen Stickers
2nd and 3rd Gen Stickers
4th and 5th Gen Stickers
6th Gen Stickers
7th Gen stickers
8th Gen Stickers
Second Way: Checking Via system properties
Windows 7 and below
Right-click the Computer icon if it is available on the desktop and select “Properties” from the pop-up menu to open the System properties window. Finally, if theComputer window is open, you can click on “System properties” near the top of the window to open the System.
If its an i3-XXX , its first gen
If its an i3-2XXX, its 2nd gen
also, If its an i3-3XXX, its 3rd gen
and soo on 😉
Third way: Using the system utility
- Press the Windows key and the letter S at the same time.
- Type System. Choose System or System Information.
- System Information window will show the Processor option that will have the number, name, and speed of the processors.This is an example of system information showing the processor’s name and number under Processor field.