Intel® C/C++ Compiler: Features and Supported Platforms

By Jennifer L Jiang, Published: 03/27/2017, Last Updated: 08/23/2018

Intel® C++ Compiler Features Supported in Different Products

The table below covers all the important features available in Intel® Parallel Studio XE and Intel® System Studio.

Compiler Features Intel® Parallel
Studio XE 2017
System Studio
Intel® Parallel
Studio XE 2018
Intel® Parallel
Studio XE 2019
Intel® MIC Architecture - Intel® Xeon Phi™ x100 product family coprocessor (code name Knights Corner)        
Profile Guided Optimization (PGO)        
Inter-Procedural Optimization (IPO)        
C++ Language Standards (C++11, C++14, C++17) Compliance        
Processor Targeting Optimization        
Intel® Cilk™  Plus      (Deprecated)  
Pointer Checker  *1    *1  *1
Intel® Graphics Technology (GT)      (Deprecated)  
Intel® SIMD Data Layout Templates (Intel® SDLT)        
Intel Optimization Report and Annotated Source Listing        

*1: available in 2015 Professional Edition and Cluster Edition; available in 2016 or newer all editions


Supported Platforms by Intel C++ Compiler

See the chart below for Intel® Parallel Studio XE and Intel® System Studio and their hosts/target OS.

Host/target OS Intel® Parallel Studio XE Intel® System Studio

Please go to the Release Notes for more detailed information.

Product and Performance Information


Intel's compilers may or may not optimize to the same degree for non-Intel microprocessors for optimizations that are not unique to Intel microprocessors. These optimizations include SSE2, SSE3, and SSSE3 instruction sets and other optimizations. Intel does not guarantee the availability, functionality, or effectiveness of any optimization on microprocessors not manufactured by Intel. Microprocessor-dependent optimizations in this product are intended for use with Intel microprocessors. Certain optimizations not specific to Intel microarchitecture are reserved for Intel microprocessors. Please refer to the applicable product User and Reference Guides for more information regarding the specific instruction sets covered by this notice.

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