How to check the generation of the processor of the computer system? This question arises when we see any new computer machine and start looking for it salient features and specifications. In this article, we’ll see how to check this but before that let’s discuss some background of the processors.
Computer systems are progressing day by day and new technologies are being kicked off in the market with heavy competition. Every big giant corporation is claiming that they are the uncrowned king of the market. In this modern era, every single product based on the electronics are using processors to make them efficient and increase their artificial intelligence. From a smart watch to the colossal shuttles in the cosmo, these all electronic equipment brains are composed of either unit microprocessor or multiple cored processors.
Some background of the generation
Every then and now enormous corporations like Intel and AMD are producing new generations of the processors to fulfil the demand of the market. Almost every month we notice a number of new machines in the market with lots of new specifications including fascinating features of the processors. Intel was famous for its Pentium series of the processors, it started with P1 and ended with P4. After that, Intel took the revolutionary step and produced dual layered or dual cored processors. Since then, new generations of the processors are being introduced and marketed.
For complete details check the official website of the Intel.
How to check the generation of the processor of the computer system in windows
The main purpose of this article is to make you people aware how can we check the original specifications of the computer system on Microsoft Windows(any version). This is as simple as 2 + 2 =4. Many folks think that the property of the ‘My Computer’ shows the correct information about system features. At some extent, they are right. What if, I told you that in can be changed through the registry edit of the windows.
Now I’ll share the trusted way to check the generation of the processor and the other features of the computer system.
Step1: Type ‘windows button + r’, a popup window will be displayed. Type ‘dxdiag’.
In the screenshot above, highlighted part shows the information about the processor. Intel(r) Core(TM) i7-3610QM CPU @ 2.30GHz (8CPUs), ~2.3GHz.
The processor is Core i7, and its generation is 3rd. Numbers after the core of the processor shows its generations. In this case we have number 3 (3610). This screenshot shows all the features of the computer system including its memory(RAM) which is 8GB (8192MB).
In the screenshot above can you guess the core and the generation of the processor? You are right, the core is i7 and the generation is 6th. Dxdiag is the short term of DirectX Diagnostic. This command shows the full specifications of the computer system including memory of its display card(graphic memory) and sound properties. You can check other tabs of this popup window.
This screenshot shows the information about the graphics card of the computer system including its memory and the model type along with its maker’s information.
I really hope that this article made you learn new things. If you didn’t understand something then please let me know otherwise do share it with your friend and spread the knowledge. You can also learn how to make your PC faster.