Microsoft Windows 10 combines the best elements of the Windows you already know, like the Start menu, with new features like space to pin your favorite apps and easy navigation so you’ll feel right at home. Getting set up is faster and easier so you can get right to work or exploring the Windows App Store games or a new version of Office. InstantGo quickly boots up or resumes Windows while enhancements help balance memory and processor resources for maximum efficiency and Battery Saver automatically conserves power. Windows 10 also offers more built-in security features improving protection against viruses, phishing, and malware.
Solid State Drive
More reliable and significantly faster than traditional spinning-platter hardrives, solid state drives work more like a large flash drive giving you quick access to your data. With no moving parts generating heat, solid state drives use less power and keep your system cooler which helps reduce component failure. Light weight and durable, solid state drives are often found in portable devices since they are less prone to travel damage and accidents like being dropped.
Double Data Rate, which is the DDR in DDR4, tells us something about the rate of data transfer in a given type of memory. The first number, as in DDR4, tells us the generation of the memory. DDR3 was the previous generation, DDR4 is the current generation. DDR4 offers faster data transfer rates than its predecessor. The second numeric value as inDDR4-1600- or DDR4-2666 is the speed. Memory type and speed must be matched to the requirements of your computer.
DDR4 has improved function compared with DDR3, in that it offers faster data transfer rates, It has more memory banks giving it increased capacity. It also requires less energy so it is more power efficient. The more capacity and the faster the speed, the better your memory is able to keep up with today’s multi-core processors.
DDR form factors designate what they are used for. The DIMM form factor is used in desktop systems while the SO-DIMM form factor is used for laptops and all-in-one computers because of their slim profile.
NVIDIA GeForce® RTX 2060
Featuring real-time ray tracing enabling cinematic quality graphics rendering, the RTX 2060 is capable of powerful AI-enhanced graphics for exceptional realism. Specs include up to 14 Gbps memory speed, 6 GB GDDR6 memory, and 1200 MHz boost clock. Built on Turing architecture, the RTX 2060 delivers more than six times the performance of previous generation NVIDIA graphics cards.
The RTX 2060 also supports NVIDIA GeForce Experience, NVIDIA Ansel for capturing 360 in-game photos in high definition, and G-Sync compatibility. And it’s packed with other great features like support for, DirectX 12 API, Vulkan API, OpenGL 4/5, Game Ready Drivers, WhisperMode, and more.
With Intel Smart Cache you benefit from increased data access because the cache is shared between the cores from a single access point and optimized by workload demand. That means your system is making maximum use of its resources, enhancing multi-threading, and reducing storage redundancy.
Intel Optane Memory Supported
When combined with the Intel Rapid Storage Technology driver, this Intel Optane, manages multiple storage tiers and makes sure your most frequently used data is stored on the fastest tier. This helps to speed up system responsiveness and performance. Intel Optane Memory is a non-volatile memory that requires specific hardware and software configuration.
Intel® Turbo Boost Max Technology 3.0
Turbo Boost 3.0 helps optimize performance to its highest state by targeting the best performing processor cores and increasing frequency based on demand. In addition, Turbo Boost 3.0 uses several algorithms working together to ensure power and temperature stability and energy efficiency.
This is the commanding performance you’ve been looking for with more impressive frame rates, improved latency reduction, and the thrill of multi-core functionality, you’ll discover gaming at a level you never imagined. DirectX 12 turns your graphics card into a multi-tasking workhorse thanks to asynchronous shaders and multi-thread communication between your processor and graphics card. Now that you’ve got it, what’s your game plan?
Intel® Quick Sync Video
Built into every Intel Core™ processor, Quick Sync Video enables users to quickly create, edit, synchronize, and share video files from home or make them available online without the need for extra hardware. In addition, media conversion between devices takes just minutes thanks to hardware acceleration streamlining this process at incredible speed. That includes creating DVDs, Blu-ray™ discs, or editing and converting HD videos for portable media devices or uploading to your favorite social media sites.
Intel® Speed Shift
Responsiveness is super fast with Intel Speed Shift. Power efficiency and performance are improved as hardware controlled P-states enable the processor to quickly determine the best operating frequency and voltage to maximize performance.
vPro technology is built right into supporting Intel processors including programmable filters to help guard against viruses, malware, and other malicious threats to security, operations, and network infrastructure.
Intel Hyper-Threading Technology
Intel’s hyper-threading technology means you’ll get peak performance for your multithreaded applications thanks to higher processing throughput. To put it simply, each core of the processor is capable of working on multiple tasks at the same time.
Intel Virtualization Technology
Consolidates multiple environments into a single server or PC. It provides greater user flexibility that can help reduce costs, improve security, and increase resiliency regarding contingency planning.
Intel Virtualization Technology for Directed I/O
This VT-d technology takes VT-x capability a step further by providing support for I/O device virtualization helping to improve device performance. IT managers can benefit from improved system security and reliability, reduced downtime, and better use of data center resources.
Extended Page Tables
Boosting memory for demanding virtualizaiton applications, this hardware optimization, also known as Second Level Address Translation (SLAT), helps reduce power consumption and its associated costs while also aiding battery life.
Take advantage of 64-bit computing when using 64-bit compatible software. This architecture enables systems to access more than 4GB of virtual and physical memory. Also known as EM64T, it is fully compatible with 32-bit operating systems giving you the flexibility to upgrade to a 64-bit OS when ever you’re ready. Intel’s 64 architecture works on servers, workstations, desktops, and mobile platforms.
Enhanced Intel SpeedStep® Technology
Now get even more performance enhancing, energy conserving benefits from Intel. With SpeedStep technology, your processor simultaneously switches voltage and frequency to high or low levels depending on processor load. Enhanced SpeedStep technology performs voltage and frequency changes separately so the system performs better with reduced latency due to system unavailability.
Thermal Monitoring Technologies
This feature is designed to protect the processor in the event of unusual circumstances such as cooling fan failure which can cause damage if internal chassis temperatures become higher than normal. It works by reducing the processor’s power consumption if the programmed thermal temperature is exceeded.
Intel IPT Identity Protection Technology
Designed to provide another layer of online security, Intel IPT works by partnering with websites to help keep your personal information safe when you log in to your favorite IPT-enabled sites like shopping, bill paying, banking, etc. Intel IPT verifies your log-in, confirms you’re using a trusted device, and protects your account from being accessed without your recognized device.
The processor contains a thermal diode which measures the actual CPU temperature and relays its temperature and thermal requirements to the motherboard. The motherboard uses those requirements to control the processor fan and ensure it does not spin faster than necessary – even under worst case power use.
Advance Encryption Standard New Instructions AES-NI, is an encryption standard used by the U.S. government since 2001 and now is commonly used in software to protect network traffic, personal data, and corporate IT infrastructure. Intel processors use AES in addition to a set of six new instructions to enable hardware to do some of the work of AES, thereby accelerating its execution by three to 10 times compared with relying solely on software.
Intel Secure Key
Intel Secure Key is a feature designed to keep your data and personal information safe by strengthening encryption capability via a digital random number generator.
Intel® Boot Guard
OS Protection from malware, viruses, various types of malicious software attacks.
Intel Software Guard Extensions
Supported with Intel ME, this set of CPU instructions provides applications the ability to create a secure area in which to protect data from access by other rogue software.
Execute Disable Bit
Reduces your system’s exposure to viruses and mal-ware attacks, and the chances of self-executing and propagating software from taking down your system or network. That can save you costly repairs, lost productivity, and revenue.
10/100/1000 Gigabit Network
Just when you thought life couldn’t go any faster, technology changed the rules. Using more bandwidth and full-duplex capacity, the 10/100/1000 Gigabit Ethernet will have you connecting with the Internet or your other devices faster than you can say gigabit.
Designed to improve security for computers, mobile devices, and a host of other wireless technologies such as digital assistants, headsets, home audio equipment, and a growing menu of IoT devices. Bluetooth 5.0 features twice the speed and much greater range than its predecessors. It’s more responsive and enables more data to be transmitted than previous versions.