Intel Core i5 14600K, i7 14700K, and i9 14900K review

Intel Core i5 14600K, i7 14700K, and i9 14900K review
  • Core i5 14600K
  • Core i7 14700K
  • Core i9 14900K

Intel Core i5 14600K

The Core i5 14600K processor performs well in games, but it can’t keep up with the AMD 7800X3D processor. Thanks to its electronic cores, the i5 also delivers excellent performance in other software. However, power consumption rose faster than performance, so efficiency is very disappointing. The previous generation i5 13600K will still be a better buy for many people.

Intel Core i7 14700K

Core i7 14700K is the only 14th generation processor that has more cores than its direct predecessor, due to the addition of four additional electronic cores. This gives a significant performance boost in multithreaded workloads. Unfortunately, power consumption has increased dramatically due to the combination of higher clock frequencies and more cores.

Intel Core i9 14900K

The Core i9 14900K is only a few percent faster than the 13900K and still can’t match the AMD 7800X3D in games. This CPU undoubtedly offers a great blend of performance in multi-threaded software and games. However, in practice, the processor can hardly be cooled; Even with the 360mm water cooler, thermal throttling occurred under full load. For this reason, we wouldn’t recommend the i9 13900K in our opinion, and even less so the i9 14900K.

Starting today, you can purchase the first processors in the 14th Generation Intel Core series. We tested the Core i5 14600K, Core i7 14700K, and Core i9 14900K and I’ll tell you about our findings in this review.

With the 12th generation Core processors, codenamed Alder Lake, Intel seemed to finally be back on track. After a minor overhaul in the form of the thirteenth generation, Raptor Lake, the fourteenth generation under the codename Meteor Lake would become a whole new series, based on a new production process and with a new architecture. Things went differently.

At the end of last year, the first rumors appeared about the cancellation of the i9 desktop version of the Meteor Lake generation, and Tweakers was able to confirm last June that Meteor Lake for desktop would not be available at all. Intel officially announced this only at the end of September. The reason has not been announced, but previous rumors told us that early samples of Meteor Lake chips “did not meet expectations.” Several factors may contribute to this; Meteor Lake is technically a big step towards a processor built on discrete processors tiles From various product lines including the new Intel 4 process.

However, for now, this exciting technology will only be available for laptops. On desktop, we have to make do with the Raptor Lake update, based on the same architecture and with the same Intel 7 production process that has been used since Alder Lake. The existing 1700 socket and associated chips will also be serviced. However, Intel has made minor changes to the specifications, with the i7 model in particular improved, more on that on the next page.

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