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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