The processor and chipset’s capabilities are often defined by the CPU’s generation (i.e. 9th Gen, or 10th Gen). The generation of the CPU can impact supported features such as I/O options, network connectivity, and compatibility with the latest hardware. Prioritizing the newest generation of processors ensures that you can take advantage of all the latest features and hardware support in your system. Click here to learn more about the latest generation of laptops and desktops, as well as the new technologies they support.