Developers who are experimenting with their machines or trying out different technologies on their computers first need to ensure that their processor fulfills the prerequisites. For example, you cannot do certain advanced things on your computer if the CPU does not support virtualization. If you have an Intel processor installed, then you can get its details from an app by Microsoft called Intel Processor Identification Utility.
The first step in using Intel Processor Identification Utility is to download and install its setup file which is sized at nearly 2 MB. After the app is installed, all you need to do is open it and the details of your Intel processor will be revealed. The tab which is opened by default is titled Frequency Test. Here you can view the reported stats of your processor compared with the expected stats. These stats cover CPU speed, System Bus, L3 cache size, number of threads, and number of cores.
The second control tab is titled CPU technologies. This is where you can find out whether or not your processor supports virtualization, hyper-threading, etc. Following the name and model of your browser, there is text that lists support for advanced Intel processor technologies. For example, virtualization, hyper-threading, and 64 architecture support are listed here. In front of each field, a simple Yes or No will be present, depending on the user’s processor. There are various other technologies listed as well.
More can be learned about these technologies by simply clicking on the Information button. This opens up informative text about the technologies in a new window.
The last tab is title CPUID data. Over here you are able to view various details regarding the model number of your processor. The Processor Classification section displays information on CPU type, CPU family, CPU model, CPU stepping, and CPU revision. The Processor details section lists level 3 cache size, level 2 cache size, level 1 data cache details, level 1 instruction cache details, and packaging details. Apart from all of this, the user is also able to view information on Execute Disable Bit, Enhanced Halt State, Chipset ID, and System Graphics.
The information that is detailed by Intel Processor Identification can be saved locally in a plain text file. To do this, click on the Save option which appears in the tool’s File menu.
You no longer have to rely on third party applications to find out more about your computer’s processor. Thanks to Microsoft, you can now use Intel’s very utility to find out about their processors. Who would know about their CPUs better than themselves?
You can get the Intel Processor Identification Utility by clicking here.