1. All New 2010 Intel® Core™
vPro™ Processors and
Microsoft* Office 2010:
Your Best Choice for Business PCs
SOlutION BRIEF Over the past decade, the way people use technology to conduct
business and the level of regulation that affects IT have shifted
dramatically. Users can collaborate efficiently, analyze mountains of
data, and work from virtually anywhere, while government regulations
and corporate governance policies have put increased pressure on IT
to place tighter controls over data and workflows.
These shifts present technical decision makers with considerable challenges. IT must:
• Support a mobile workforce while giving users the power necessary to
access and manipulate the data they need
• Comply with strict governmental regulations and corporate
• Deploy applications to remote users and keeping their computers current
with the latest security patches and updates
Intel and Microsoft can provide organizations powerful tools to confront these
challenges. The best time to upgrade hardware is when deploying Microsoft Windows* 7,
and Microsoft* Office 2010 offers even more reason to refresh your business clients.
The all new 2010 Intel® Core™ vPro™ Processors can increase the performance of
Windows 7 and Office 2010, both of which take advantage of advanced processor
features. Office 2010 is also a tool in the IT manager’s arsenal for tackling diffi-
cult governmental regulations and corporate compliance rules. Intel vPro technology,
combined with deployment tools such as the Microsoft* System Center family of network
management products, helps IT deploy, manage, and troubleshoot Office 2010 with fewer
2. Introducing the All New 2010 Intel Execution, Intel® Advanced Smart Cache, Intel® Smart Memory
Core vPro Processors Access, and Intel® Advanced Digital Media Boost.
The all new 2010 Intel Core vPro Processor family delivers the Better Deployment, Compliance,
intelligence of hardware-assisted security and manageability and Application Management for It
features with cost-cutting efficiency and maximum productivity.
These processors employ Intel® Core™ microarchitecture on Microsoft Windows* 7 and Microsoft Office 2010, running on
revolutionary 32nm and 45nm die processes that benefit from the all new 2010 Intel Core vPro Processors, provide a number
the atomic and electrical advantages of hafnium-based high-k of benefits to IT organizations. This combination allows your IT
metal gates. Intel’s latest 32nm process technology, available organization to:
on Intel® Core™ i5 vPro™ processors and Intel® Core™ i7 vPro™
• Reduce Windows 7 and Office 2010 deployment
processors, delivers second-generation high-k metal gate
headaches by taking advantage of Intel vPro technology
transistors, which results in blistering performance while
combined with deployment tools and technologies such as
reducing power consumption. Intel Core microarchitecture also
Microsoft* System Center Configuration Manager 2007,
speeds computing by using a number of advanced technologies,
Microsoft* Office Deployment Kit, Microsoft* Desktop deploy-
including Intel® Turbo Boost Technology, Intel® Hyper-Threading
ment tools, and Microsoft* Application Virtualization. With
Technology, Intel® QuickPath Technology, Intel® Wide Dynamic
the ability to remotely power laptops and desktops on and
off using Intel vPro technology, which is integrated with
All New 2010 Intel® Core™ Microsoft System Center Configuration Manager 2007, IT
vPro™ Processor Features administrators can package Office 2010 and Windows 7 and
deploy them outside of business hours. Microsoft Applica-
• Intel® Turbo Boost Technology: Delivers performance
tion Virtualization (App-V) also provides a deployment path
on demand, which allows processors to operate above
for organizations that want the benefits of Office 2010, but
their rated frequencies to speed specific workloads and
still rely on line of business applications that are dependent
then drop back down to reduce power consumption
on older Office versions. Intel® Solid State Drives (SSDs),
during low utilization periods.
with their faster performance over conventional hard disks,
• Intel® Hyper-Threading Technology: Provides higher can also decrease the deployment time of Office 2010 and
performance for applications designed for parallel, multi- Windows 7.
threaded execution. This is done by presenting two logical
• Enable regulatory compliance by implementing tighter
cores for each physical core, which allows two threads
controls and workflows using Microsoft Office 2010, Micro-
per core to execute simultaneously. This reduces compu-
soft SharePoint* 2010, and Microsoft* Exchange 2010.
tational latency and makes optimal use of every cycle.
Protect Office 2010 files using the new Intel® AES-NI
• Intel® QuickPath Technology: Integrates a memory instructions which are supported by the Windows 7 Enter-
controller in each microprocessor, and connects proces- prise Crypto API. These instructions enable fast and secure
sors and other components with a new high-speed data encryption and decryption, using the Advanced Encryp-
interconnect. It speeds traffic between processors and tion Standard (AES).
I/O controllers for bandwidth-intensive applications.
• Enhance wider patch management coverage by using
• Intel Wide Dynamic Execution: Delivers more
® Intel vPro technology to allow IT administrators to push out
instructions per clock cycle. Fewer clock cycles means updates to PCs after business hours, even if those PCs are
that less power is required to complete a task, which powered down. This helps IT keep Office 2010 up to date
reduces execution times and increases energy efficiency. without interrupting users.
2 | Your Best Choice for Business PCs
3. Better Performance for the
Microsoft Office 2010 user
The all new 2010 Intel Core vPro Processors running Office 2010
provides several performance-related benefits to users:
• Support for multiple cores and Hyper-Threading, which
allows applications such as Microsoft Excel* 2010 to execute
multiple formulas concurrently. These features also accel-
erate Sparklines and Slicers, two new Excel 2010 features
that help users quickly visualize and organize their data.
• Enhanced graphics, which provide power for users
to create and manage their rich Microsoft PowerPoint*
content. PowerPoint 2010 introduces the ability to embed, • Intel® Advanced Smart Cache: Improves cache
trim, and export videos. It also gives the ability to apply 3D performance by sharing the high performance Level 2
effects, animation, and other special effects. Combined (L2) cache between multiple cores. This increases the
with Intel® HD graphics, PowerPoint users can unleash their probability that each execution core can access data
creativity in new and imaginative ways. from the faster and more efficient L2 cache, so each core
can dynamically use up to 100 percent of L2 cache while
• Enhanced performance for PowerPivot, which is a new obtaining data from the cache at higher throughput rates
product for Microsoft Excel 2010 and Microsoft SharePoint than those of Intel’s previous generation Smart Cache.
2010. PowerPivot is a collection of services and appli-
cations that allow users to create sophisticated business • Intel® Smart Memory Access: Optimizes data
intelligence solutions in Excel that they can easily manage, bandwidth to the memory subsystem, which improves
without relying on IT. This capability puts business intelli- system performance. This is done by minimizing
gence within reach of all employees, leading to better, faster, apparent memory latency. A new feature called memory
more relevant decisions. disambiguation enables the execution cores to specula-
tively load data for instructions that are about to execute
• Faster multitasking, which builds upon Intel’s experience before all of the previously stored instructions are
and innovation in providing even faster multitasking when executed. This increases the efficiency of out-of-order
compared to 3-year-old PCs.1 In today’s business environ- processing and improves performance across a wide
ment, users are constantly switching between applica- range of applications.
tions while system tasks, such as virus scans, data backup
processes, and disk defragmentation, are running simulta- • Intel® Advanced Digital Media Boost: Delivers superior
neously in the background. PCs equipped with all new 2010 performance and energy efficiency to a broad range of
Intel Core vPro Processors allow users to keep up with the applications, including video encoding, graphics, 3-D
rapid pace of business. imaging, and high-performance line-of-business appli-
cations when Streaming SIMD Extension (SSE, SSE2,
In addition to these benefits, Intel SSDs can also increase the SSE3, and SSE4) instructions are executed.
performance of Office 2010. Users running their operating
system and applications from an Intel SSD can experience up to
a 56 percent performance increase when compared to conven-
tional hard disks.2 Users can open Office 2010 applications
faster as well as open and save their files quicker.
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