12th Generation Intel® Core™ Processors

Datasheet, Volume 1 of 2

ID 655258
Date 06/15/2023
Document Table of Contents

Intel® Supervisor Mode Execution Protection

Intel® Supervisor Mode Execution Protection (Intel® SMEP) is a mechanism that provides the next level of system protection by blocking malicious software attacks from user mode code when the system is running in the highest privilege level. This technology helps to protect from virus attacks and unwanted code from harming the system. For more information, refer to Intel® 64 Architectures Software Developer’s Manual, Volume 3 at: