Intel Core i7

Intel Core i7
Actual generation: 13.
Actual architecture: Raptor Lake S
Technology: 10 nm
Chip design: Monolithic
Instruction set: SSE4.1, SSE4.2, AVX2, AVX2+
Virtualization: VT-x, VT-x EPT, VT-d
The Intel Core i7 series contains fast processors that are also suitable for more demanding applications and games. Since 2017, Intel has also been offering the Intel Core i9 series for enthusiasts, which usually have even more CPU cores and higher clock frequencies than Intel's Core i7 processors. However, the Intel Core i7 processors are already fast enough for the vast majority of users.

The Intel Core i7 processors are available for desktop use as well as for use as a mobile processor (e.g. in a notebook). The processors range from the smaller U variants (15 watt TDP) to the strong desktop versions with a real consumption of around 250 watts (Intel Core i7-13700K). The modern Intel Core i7 processors support up to 128 GB of RAM in two memory channels (dual channel), which can be connected in up to four RAM modules.

Processor variants marked with a K or KF have a free multiplier and can be overclocked. In addition, since 2019 there have also been the F variants, which come without an internal graphics card and are therefore reduced in price. Since many high-end computers have a dedicated graphics card anyway and therefore do not need the internal graphics card of the processor, it can be worth buying an F variant. However, the integrated graphics unit can also be used for video playback, e.g. on YouTube or Netflix. During this time, the dedicated graphics card can then be put into standby to save energy. The current Intel iGPUs support the vast majority of video codecs.

With the Alder Lake processors, Intel switched to processors with a hybrid core structure at the end of 2021. Before that, all CPU cores were the same size and therefore also very limited in number. With the change to the hybrid core structure, Intel now accommodates 16 CPU cores, for example in the Intel Core i7-13700K, which consist of 8 fast P cores (Raptor Cove) as well as Assemble another 8 E cores (Gracemont).

The E cores are based on a further development of Intel's Atom cores. They are smaller than the P cores, but much more efficient. They take care of background tasks, for example, but can also work in parallel with the P cores on larger computing tasks.

All Intel Core i7 CPUs

Processor Generation
Intel Core i7-13700T Intel Core i7-13700T
16C 24T @ 1.40 GHz
13.
Intel Core i7-13700KF Intel Core i7-13700KF
16C 24T @ 3.40 GHz
13.
Intel Core i7-13700K Intel Core i7-13700K
16C 24T @ 3.40 GHz
13.
Intel Core i7-13700HX Intel Core i7-13700HX
16C 24T @ 1.80 GHz
13.
Intel Core i7-13700F Intel Core i7-13700F
16C 24T @ 2.10 GHz
13.
Intel Core i7-13700 Intel Core i7-13700
16C 24T @ 2.10 GHz
13.
Intel Core i7-12850HX Intel Core i7-12850HX
16C 24T @ 2.00 GHz
12.
Intel Core i7-1280P Intel Core i7-1280P
14C 20T @ 1.80 GHz
12.
Intel Core i7-12800HX Intel Core i7-12800HX
16C 24T @ 2.00 GHz
12.
Intel Core i7-12800HL Intel Core i7-12800HL
14C 20T @ 2.40 GHz
12.
Intel Core i7-12800HE Intel Core i7-12800HE
14C 20T @ 2.40 GHz
12.
Intel Core i7-12800H Intel Core i7-12800H
14C 20T @ 2.40 GHz
12.
Intel Core i7-1270P Intel Core i7-1270P
12C 16T @ 2.20 GHz
12.
Intel Core i7-12700TE Intel Core i7-12700TE
12C 20T @ 1.40 GHz
12.
Intel Core i7-12700T Intel Core i7-12700T
12C 20T @ 1.40 GHz
12.
Intel Core i7-12700KF Intel Core i7-12700KF
12C 20T @ 3.60 GHz
12.
Intel Core i7-12700K Intel Core i7-12700K
12C 20T @ 3.60 GHz
12.
Intel Core i7-12700HL Intel Core i7-12700HL
14C 20T @ 2.30 GHz
12.
Intel Core i7-12700H Intel Core i7-12700H
14C 20T @ 2.30 GHz
12.
Intel Core i7-12700F Intel Core i7-12700F
12C 20T @ 2.10 GHz
12.



Intel Core i7 generation list

Name Generation Segment Technology Architecture
Intel Core i 13000 13. Desktop / Server 10 nm Raptor Lake S
Intel Core i 13000H 13. Mobile 10 nm Raptor Lake H
Intel Core i 12000 12. Desktop / Server 10 nm Alder Lake S
Intel Core i 12000H 12. Mobile 10 nm Alder Lake H
Intel Core i 1200P/1200U 12. Mobile 10 nm Alder Lake U
Intel Core i 11000H 11. Mobile 10 nm Tiger Lake H
Intel Core i 1100G/11000U 11. Mobile 10 nm Tiger Lake U
Intel Core i 11000 11. Desktop / Server 14 nm Rocket Lake S
Intel Core i 1000G/10000U 10. Mobile 10 nm Ice Lake U
Intel Core i 10000 10. Desktop / Server 14 nm Comet Lake S
Intel Core i 10000H 10. Mobile 14 nm Comet Lake H
Intel Core i 10000U 10. Mobile 14 nm Comet Lake U
Intel Core i 10000Y 10. Mobile 14 nm Comet Lake Y
Intel Core i 9000 9. Desktop / Server 14 nm Coffee Lake S Refresh
Intel Core i 9000H 9. Mobile 14 nm Coffee Lake H Refresh
Intel Core i 9000X 9. Desktop / Server 14 nm Skylake X Refresh
Intel Core i 8000 8. Desktop / Server 14 nm Coffee Lake S
Intel Core i 8000G 8. Mobile 14 nm Kaby Lake G Refresh
Intel Core i 8000H 8. Mobile 14 nm Coffee Lake H
Intel Core i 8000U 8. Mobile 14 nm Whiskey Lake U
Intel Core i 8000U 8. Mobile 14 nm Coffee Lake U
Intel Core i 8000U 8. Mobile 14 nm Kaby Lake U Refresh
Intel Core i 8000Y 8. Mobile 14 nm Amber Lake Y
Intel Core i 7000 7. Desktop / Server 14 nm Kaby Lake S
Intel Core i 7000H 7. Mobile 14 nm Kaby Lake H
Intel Core i 7000U 7. Mobile 14 nm Kaby Lake U
Intel Core i 7000X 7. Desktop / Server 14 nm Skylake X
Intel Core i 6000 6. Desktop / Server 14 nm Skylake S
Intel Core i 6000H 6. Mobile 14 nm Skylake H
Intel Core i 6000U 6. Mobile 14 nm Skylake U
Intel Core i 5000 5. Desktop / Server 14 nm Broadwell S
Intel Core i 5000H 5. Mobile 14 nm Broadwell H
Intel Core i 5000U 5. Mobile 14 nm Broadwell U
Intel Core i 4000 4. Desktop / Server 22 nm Devils Canyon S
Intel Core i 4000 4. Desktop / Server 22 nm Haswell S
Intel Core i 4000M/4000H 4. Mobile 22 nm Haswell H
Intel Core i 4000U 4. Mobile 22 nm Haswell U
Intel Core i 4000Y 4. Mobile 22 nm Haswell Y
Intel Core i 3000 3. Desktop / Server 22 nm Ivy Bridge S
Intel Core i 3000M 3. Mobile 22 nm Ivy Bridge H
Intel Core i 3000U 3. Mobile 22 nm Ivy Bridge U
Intel Core i 3000Y 3. Mobile 22 nm Ivy Bridge Y
Intel Core i 2000 2. Desktop / Server 32 nm Sandy Bridge S
Intel Core i 2000M 2. Mobile 32 nm Sandy Bridge H
Intel Core i 2000U 2. Mobile 32 nm Sandy Bridge U
Intel Core i7 600 1. Mobile 32 nm Arrandale
Intel Core i7 900 1. Desktop / Server 32 nm Gulftown
Intel Core i7 800 1. Desktop / Server 45 nm Lynnfield
Intel Core i7 900 1. Desktop / Server 45 nm Bloomfield




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