How to check the generation of your PC and laptop?[2022]

If you go to a local store to buy a computer, they will determine the price depending on the generation of laptops. So it is best to learn how to check the generation of your PC and laptop. What is this generation crap and what are the differences between the processors. Fear not, because in this article you will learn how to check the generation of your PC and laptop.

Table of contents 

  • What the hell is Generation?
  •  What should I look for in the processor when buying one?
  • How to check the generation of your PC and laptop?
  • Conclusion

What the hell is Generation?

Well, actually, the generation of the processor means the processor of the laptop was released in which year . (Sometimes it can be wrong) At least it is only suitable for Intel processors, not AMD. Moreover, with each new processor, the company adds more or fewer transistors, which translates into better performance, power consumption, cache, core, threads, and more. In addition, depending on the generation of the processor, the size of the processor may differ, it may be thinner.

What should I look for in the processor when buying one?

Well, apparently every year companies release new processors to keep up with the competition. But if you are an ordinary person, when you buy a new computer, in addition to RAM, storage type, port version, etc., you should also consider the CPU. You can check the following items in the processor.

  1. Heart
  2. son
  3. Base frequency
  4. Boost or turbo frequency
  5. IGP (integrated graphics processor)
  6. IGP cache
  7. Cache memory
  8. TDP (thermal design power)
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Also, if you’re building a custom PC, that’s a whole other thing, because you can buy each part separately. And it also means that you understand the principles of computer hardware. What if when you buy a new processor, the generation and details of the processor are written on its box and on the processor.

How to check the generation of your PC and laptop?

Well, first thing, most of the times, a computer’s generation is not written and you can’t find it on your system either. Either you learn the trick or you google the generation of the processor on the manufacturing sites. Also, the generation of a computer means the generation of the processor, so keep that in mind. Now in the list below I have listed some of the generation based Intel processors.

Now learn how to check the generation of your PC and laptop.

  1. Right-click on the start menu and choose settings. You can also search for parameters.
  2. After opening settings, under system, click, scroll down and see your processor details.

System details

Now that you have seen the system details, in front of the processor you will see the processors detail. In my case it is Intel Core i5-7200U, now to understand the generation, after i5 the first letter is 7 which means it is 7th generation processor. Remember that this method only works on Intel processors.

7th generation processor

If you can’t believe me, you can find the processor details on the intelligence official website .

Generation Intel Core i5-7200U

You can also find the same processor options in task manager, just remember that you understand the build. You can also find more details about the processor.

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Processor details

Conclusion

You can check the generation of your PC or laptop if it has an Intel processor. If you’re using an AMD processor, that’s another matter, and it’s not really easy to figure out.

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SAKHRI Mohamed
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