Intel Virtualization Technology for Directed I/O (VT-d)N/AIntel Virtualization Technology for Directed I/O (VT-d) continues from the existing support for IA-32 (VT-x) and Itanium processor (VT-i) virtualization adding new support for I/O-device virtualization. Intel VT-d can help end users improve security and reliability of the systems and also improve performance of I/O devices in virtualized environments.N/AN/AIntel Virtualization Technology (VT-x)N/AIntel Virtualization Technology (VT-x) allows one hardware platform to function as multiple virtual platforms. It offers improved manageability by limiting downtime and maintaining productivity by isolating computing activities into separate partitions.N/AN/AIntel 64N/AIntel 64 architecture delivers 64-bit computing on server workstation desktop and mobile platforms when combined with supporting software. Intel 64 architecture improves performance by allowing systems to address more than 4 GB of both virtual and physical memory.N/AN/AIntel Clear Video HD TechnologyN/AIntel Clear Video HD Technology like its predecessor Intel Clear Video Technology is a suite of image decode and processing technologies built into the integrated processor graphics that improve video playback delivering cleaner sharper images more natural accurate and vivid colors and a clear and stable video picture. Intel Clear Video HD Technology adds video quality enhancements for richer color and more realistic skin tones.N/AN/ACacheN/ACPU Cache is an area of fast memory located on the processor. Intel Smart Cache refers to the architecture that allows all cores to dynamically share access to the last level cache.N/AN/AIntel AES New InstructionsN/AIntel AES New Instructions (Intel AES-NI) are a set of instructions that enable fast and secure data encryption and decryption. AES-NI are valuable for a wide range of cryptographic applications for example: applications that perform bulk encryption/decryption authentication random number generation and authenticated encryption.N/AN/AIdle StatesN/AIdle States (C-states) are used to save power when the processor is idle. C0 is the operational state meaning that the CPU is doing useful work. C1 is the first idle state C2 the second and so on where more power saving actions are taken for numerically higher C-states.N/AN/AIntel Turbo Boost TechnologyN/AIntel Turbo Boost Technology dynamically increases the processor’s frequency as needed by taking advantage of thermal and power headroom to give you a burst of speed when you need it and increased energy efficiency when you dont.N/AN/AMax Turbo FrequencyN/AMax Turbo Frequency is the maximum single-core frequency at which the processor is capable of operating using Intel Turbo Boost Technology and if present Intel Turbo Boost Max Technology 3.0 and Intel Thermal Velocity Boost. Frequency is typically measured in gigahertz (GHz) or billion cycles per second.N/AN/AExecute Disable BitN/AExecute Disable Bit is a hardware-based security feature that can reduce exposure to viruses and malicious-code attacks and prevent harmful software from executing and propagating on the server or network.N/AN/AIntel Hyper-Threading TechnologyN/AIntel Hyper-Threading Technology (Intel HT Technology) delivers two processing threads per physical core. Highly threaded applications can get more work done in parallel completing tasks sooner.N/AN/AInstruction SetN/AAn instruction set refers to the basic set of commands and instructions that a microprocessor understands and can carry out. The value shown represents which Intels instruction set this processor is compatible with.N/AN/AIntel Quick Sync VideoN/AIntel Quick Sync Video delivers fast conversion of video for portable media players online sharing and video editing and authoring.N/AN/AIntel VT-x with Extended Page Tables (EPT)N/AIntel VT-x with Extended Page Tables (EPT) also known as Second Level Address Translation (SLAT) provides acceleration for memory intensive virtualized applications. Extended Page Tables in Intel Virtualization Technology platforms reduces the memory and power overhead costs and increases battery life through hardware optimization of page table management.N/AN/AIntel Optane Memory SupportedN/AIntel Optane memory is a revolutionary new class of non-volatile memory that sits in between system memory and storage to accelerate system performance and responsiveness. When combined with the Intel Rapid Storage Technology Driver it seamlessly manages multiple tiers of storage while presenting one virtual drive to the OS ensuring that data frequently used resides on the fastest tier of storage. Intel Optane memory requires specific hardware and software configuration.N/AN/AEnhanced Intel SpeedStep TechnologyN/AEnhanced Intel SpeedStep Technology is an advanced means of enabling high performance while meeting the power-conservation needs of mobile systems. Conventional Intel SpeedStep Technology switches both voltage and frequency in tandem between high and low levels in response to processor load. Enhanced Intel SpeedStep Technology builds upon that architecture using design strategies such as Separation between Voltage and Frequency Changes and Clock Partitioning and Recovery.N/AN/ASecure KeyN/AIntel Secure Key consists of a digital random number generator that creates truly random numbers to strengthen encryption algorithms.N/AN/AIntel Speed Shift TechnologyN/AIntel Speed Shift Technology uses hardware-controlled P-states to deliver dramatically quicker responsiveness with single-threaded transient (short duration) workloads such as web browsing by allowing the processor to more quickly select its best operating frequency and voltage for optimal performance and power efficiency.N/AN/AIntel Deep Learning Boost (Intel DL Boost)N/AA new set of embedded processor technologies designed to accelerate AI deep learning use cases. It extends Intel AVX-512 with a new Vector Neural Network Instruction (VNNI) that significantly increases deep learning inference performance over previous generations.N/AN/AInstruction Set ExtensionsN/AInstruction Set Extensions are additional instructions which can increase performance when the same operations are performed on multiple data objects. These can include SSE (Streaming SIMD Extensions) and AVX (Advanced Vector Extensions).N/AN/AIntel Turbo Boost Max Technology 3.0 FrequencyN/AIntel Turbo Boost Max Technology 3.0 identifies the best performing core(s) on a processor and provides increased performance on those cores through increasing frequency as needed by taking advantage of power and thermal headroom. Intel Turbo Boost Max Technology 3.0 frequency is the clock frequency of the CPU when running in this mode.N/AN/AIntel Turbo Boost Max Technology 3.0N/AIntel Turbo Boost Max Technology 3.0 identifies the best performing core(s) on a processor and provides increased performance on those cores through increasing frequency as needed by taking advantage of power and thermal headroom.N/AN/AThermal Monitoring TechnologiesN/AThermal Monitoring Technologies protect the processor package and the system from thermal failure through several thermal management features. An on-die Digital Thermal Sensor (DTS) detects the core’s temperature and the thermal management features reduce package power consumption and thereby temperature when required in order to remain within normal operating limits.N/AN/AIntel Volume Management Device (VMD)N/AIntel Volume Management Device (VMD) provides a common robust method of hot plug and LED management for NVMe-based solid state drives.N/AN/AIntel Gaussian & Neural AcceleratorN/AIntel Gaussian & Neural Accelerator (GNA) is an ultra-low power accelerator block designed to run audio and speed-centric AI workloads. Intel GNA is designed to run audio based neural networks at ultra-low power while simultaneously relieving the CPU of this workload.N/AN/AMode-based Execute Control (MBE)N/AMode-based Execute Control can more reliably verify and enforce the integrity of kernel level code.N/AN/AIntel Boot GuardN/AIntel Device Protection Technology with Boot Guard helps protect the systems pre-OS environment from viruses and malicious software attacks.N/AN/AIntel Control-Flow Enforcement TechnologyN/ACET - Intel Control-flow Enforcement Technology (CET) helps protect against the misuse of legitimate code snippets through return-oriented programming (ROP) control-flow hijacking attacks.