Core i9-14900K, Core i7-14700K and Core i5-14600K

Forward of tomorrow’s full-scale launch, Intel this afternoon is pre-announcing their 14th Technology Core desktop processors. Aptly codenamed Raptor Lake Refresh, these new chips are based mostly on Intel’s current Raptor Lake silicon – which was used of their thirteenth technology chips – with Intel tapping additional refinements in manufacturing and binning so as to squeeze out a little bit extra efficiency from the silicon. For his or her second iteration of Raptor Lake, Intel can also be preserving their pricing for the Core i9, i7, and i5 processors, which aligns with the pricing through the launch of Intel’s thirteenth Gen Core collection final 12 months.

Headlining the brand new lineup is Intel’s newest flagship desktop processor, the Core i9-14900K, which may increase as much as 6 GHz out of the field. That is the second Intel Raptor Lake chip to hit that clockspeed – behind their special edition Core i9-13900KS – however whereas that was a restricted version chip, the Core i9-14900K is Intel’s first mass-produced processor that is rated to hit 6 GHz. Beneath the hood, the i9-14900K makes use of the identical CPU core configuration because the earlier Core i9-13900K chips, with 8 Raptor Cove efficiency (P) cores and 16 Gracemont-based effectivity (E) cores, for a complete of 24 CPU cores able to executing on 32 threads.

Intel 14th Gen Core, Raptor Lake-R (Ok/KF Collection)

Pricing as of 10/16
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i9-14900K 8+16/32 3200 6000 2400 4400 36 770 125 253 $589
i9-14900KF 8+16/32 3200 6000 2400 4400 36 125 253 $564
i9-13900K 8+16/32 3000 5800 2200 4300 36 770 125 253 $537
i7-14700K 8+12/28 3400 5600 2500 4300 30 770 125 253 $409
i7-14700KF 8+12/28 3400 5600 2500 4300 30 125 253 $384
i7-13700K 8+8/24 3400 5400 2500 4200 30 770 125 253 $365
i5-14600K 6+8/20 3500 5300 2600 4000 24 770 125 181 $319
i5-14600KF 6+8/20 3500 5300 2600 4000 24 125 181 $294
i5-13600K 6+8/20 3500 5300 2600 3900 24 770 125 181 $285

Transferring down the stack, arguably essentially the most attention-grabbing of the chips being introduced as we speak is the brand new i7-tier chip, the Core i7-14700K. Intel’s choice to bolster the core rely of its Core i7 is noteworthy: the i7-14700K now boasts 12 E-cores and eight P-cores, 4 extra E-cores than its thirteenth Gen counterpart – and solely 4 behind the flagship i9. With base clock charges mirroring the earlier technology’s Core i7-13700K, the extra effectivity cores purpose so as to add additional vary in multitasking capabilities, designed to profit creators and players.

Rounding out the 14th Gen Core assortment is the i5 collection. Not a lot has modified between the most recent Core i5-14600K and the Core i5-13600K, with the one variations coming in E-core turbo frequencies; only a 100 MHz uptick right here. Each households share the identical 6P+8E (20T) configuration, 5.3 GHz P-core turbo, and three.5 GHz P-core base frequencies. Value-wise (on the time of writing), the Core i5-13600K is presently accessible at Amazon for $285, which is a $34 saving over the MSRP of the Core i5-14600K, and that cash might doubtlessly be spent elsewhere, resembling storage or reminiscence.

For the reason that Intel 14th and thirteenth Gen core collection are primarily the identical chips however with barely quicker frequencies, Intel has made no modifications to the underlying core structure. Intel does embody a brand new overclocking characteristic for customers trying to overclock their 14th Gen Core i9 processors. Dubbed ‘AI Help,’ it enhances issues via its Excessive Tuning Utility (XTU) overclocking software program. Harnessing AI to offer customers with extra clever choices for overclocking settings exterior of the standard look-up tables based mostly on set parameters, Intel’s AI Help goes additional. Utilizing numerous methods with numerous parts resembling reminiscence, motherboards, and cooling configurations to coach the AI mannequin, Intel claims their in-house AI is continually being educated to supply customers essentially the most complete automated overclocking settings so far.

In fact, it needs to be famous that overclocking does, in reality, void Intel’s guarantee, so customers ought to use this characteristic at their very own danger.

Intel boasts as much as 23% higher gaming efficiency with their in-house testing than Intel’s twelfth Gen Core collection (Alder Lake), the primary platform to deliver the hybrid core structure to Intel’s desktop lineup. It have to be famous that Intel hasn’t in contrast efficiency on to thirteenth Gen (Raptor Lake), seemingly as a result of shut similarities each households share: identical cores, identical structure, simply barely quicker frequencies out of the field.

The Intel 14th Gen chips are designed for the preexisting 600 and 700-series motherboards, which use the LGA 1700 socket. Motherboard distributors have already begun refreshing their Z790 choices with extra trendy options, resembling Wi-Fi 7 and Bluetooth 5.4, offering motherboard producers determine to combine them into their refreshed Z790 fashions. Official reminiscence compatibility stays the identical as thirteenth Gen, supporting DDR5-5600 and DDR4-3200 reminiscence. Although overclockers could discover the very best binned chips extra succesful than earlier than, with Intel teasing speeds past DDR5-8000 for his or her greatest chips.

The Intel 14th Gen Core household of desktop processors (Ok and KF) is launching on October seventeenth at retailers and system integrators. Pricing-wise, the flagship Core i9-14900K prices $589, the Core i7-14700K can be accessible for $409, and the extra inexpensive Core i5-14600K for $319.

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