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      • #2018282 Reply
        AskWoody MVP

        Hey Y’all,

        I’m in need of someone with an  Ice Lake processor and/or Comet Lake processor to run this code (I wish I had one but no such luck) and post the results back so I know if the logic is correct. Thanks

        # PowerShell to determine Code Name of installed CPU
          $CodeNames = @{2 = "Sandy Bridge"
                         3 = "Ivy Bridge"
                         4 = "Haswell"
                         5 = "Broadwell"
                         6 = "Sky Lake"
                         7 = "Kaby Lake"
                         8 = "Coffee Lake"
                         9 = "Ice Lake"
                        10 = "Comet Lake"}
          $CPU_Object = 
             Get-CimInstance -ClassName  'Win32_Processor'
          $Parts = $CPU_Object.Name.Split("-")
          $Parts2 = $Parts[1].Split(" ")
          If ($parts2[0].length -eq 4) {
            $Gen = $parts2[0].Substring(0,1)
          Else {$Gen = $Parts2[0].Substring(0,2)}
           "Processor Name: $($($CPU_Object).Name)"
           "Generation    : $Gen"
           "Code Name     : $($CodeNames[[Int]$($Gen)])"

        Output from my computer:

        Processor Name: Intel(R) Core(TM) i7-7700 CPU @ 3.60GHz
        Generation    : 7
        Code Name     : Kaby Lake

        Thanks 😎

        May the Forces of good computing be with you!


        PowerShell & VBA Rule!
        Computer Specs

      • #2018313 Reply
        AskWoody Plus

        Hey Retired Geek,

        I have a Skylake Refresh chip (i7 9800X). This is the output I get:

        Processor Name: Intel(R) Core(TM) i7-9800X CPU @ 3.80GHz
        Generation : 9
        Code Name : Ice Lake

        I definitely don’t have an Ice Lake chip. According to Wikipedia (I know, not necessarily reliable), Ice Lake is an Intel 10th generation chip. Based on model numbers, so are Comet Lake chips. Finally, Wiki also says Coffee Lake chips are both 8th and 9th generation.

        Hope that helps.


      • #2019079 Reply
        AskWoody MVP


        Thanks for testing! The code is based on the first 1 or now 2 positionis of the chip after the dash thus you’re chip is a 9 or Ice Lake.

        Interestingly, this is what the Intel Arc site says:

        So is that like the Artist formerly known as?

        Not sure how to code this to work with the information from the Arc site being so vague.

        Thanks again for testing. 😎

        May the Forces of good computing be with you!


        PowerShell & VBA Rule!
        Computer Specs

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