Intel Core Series Processor Identifier Meanings

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Intel Processor Identifiers for Core™ series processors consists of four key parts. They can seem like a puzzle to solve and even seem random at times. This article will help you decode and help decode Intel Core™ series processors.

Processor Series

This is the series of processor. These include i3, i5, i7 and i9 series of processors.


This is the generation of the processor. The higher the number, the newer generation that product is.


The three digits represents the SKU of that product


Many of Intel’s processors have a suffix which can seem random and elusive at times.

KUnlocked/Able To Be Overclocked
HHigh Performance Graphics
HKUnlocked with High Performance Graphics
QQuad Core
HQUnlocked, Quad Core Processors
UUltra-Low Power
YExtremely Low Power
TPower Optimized
PWithout Integrated Graphics
GIncludes Radeon RX Vega Graphics
RHigh End/Sodered-on Processor (Broadwell Line)
CUnlocked/Able To Be Overclocked (Broadwell Line)
XEExtreme Edition??
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