Intel announced the arrival of the first six 14th generation Core desktop processors. The Core i5 14600K, Core i7 14700K, Core i9 14900K, and IGPU-less F versions of each model will be released Tuesday afternoon.
The 14th generation desktop core consists of what’s called Raptor Lake Refresh, or a new coating on existing 13th generation processors. So nothing has changed in the Intel 7 production process used and the architecture of the chips. The performance improvement for the Core i5 and i9 models should come primarily from the slightly higher clock speeds of both the P and E cores.
The exception to this rule is the Core i7 14700K, which has more cores than its predecessor. This model has a single set of four more enabled e-cores than the i7 13700K, which also results in an increase in L2 and L3 cache. So the performance jump in the i7 model could be much more significant than the other two CPUs.
Moreover, much remains the same. The i5 14600K, i7 14700K, and i9 14900K processors fit into the same 1700 socket as their predecessors, including boards that still have DDR4 slots and work with existing chipsets. The rumored higher official memory speed did not materialize; DDR5-5600 is still in the new generation. In practice, much higher memory speeds are usually possible through overclocking.
Compared to the previous generation’s recommended retail prices, the new CPUs are cheaper, but 13th generation chips have dropped in price significantly since their introduction. In practical terms, the new generation will be somewhat more expensive than the current generation, at least initially.
Intel’s first six 14th Generation desktop processors will be available starting Tuesday, October 17 at 3:00 p.m. Reviews of the new CPUs will also be published at that time.
|Intel core||i5 13600K||i5 14600K||i7 13700k processor||i7 14700k processor||i9 13900 K||i9 14900K|
|the above. Clock speed of P cores||5.1 GHz||5.3 GHz||5.4 GHz||5.6 GHz||5.8 GHz||6.0 GHz|
|the above. Clock speed of E cores||3.9 GHz||4.0 GHz||4.2GHz||4.3GHz||4.3GHz||4.4GHz|
|L2 cache||20 MB||20 MB||24 MB||28 MB||32 MB||32 MB|
|L3 cache||24 MB||24 MB||30 MB||33 MB||36 MB||36 MB|
|GPU||UHD 770||UHD 770||UHD 770||UHD 770||UHD 770||UHD 770|
|PBP||125 watts||125 watts||125 watts||125 watts||125 watts||125 watts|
|MTP||181 watts||181 watts||253 watts||253 watts||253 watts||253 watts|
|Recommended retail price||401 euros||364 euros||514 euros||467 euros||740 euros||673 euros|
|Actual price||329 euros||349.90 euros||444.53 euros||469.90 euros||619 euros||639.90 euros|
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