Intel is launching its 14th Gen desktop processors this week, promising increase frequencies of 6GHz out of the field for its flagship Core i9-14900Okay. Generally known as Raptor Lake Refresh, Intel is sustaining pricing for its 14th Gen Core i9, i7, and i5 processors this 12 months, sticking to the identical retail pricing because the 13th Gen when these new chips launch on October 17th.
The 6GHz increase on the brand new Core i9-14900Okay makes it the “quickest desktop processor at quantity,” in keeping with Intel, referring to its special-edition 13900KS that first broke the 6GHz barrier at inventory speeds final 12 months however didn’t ship at quantity. The extra attention-grabbing 14th Gen processor on this refresh might be the Core i7-14700Okay, although, due to a major bump to its effectivity cores.
This 12 months, Intel is rising the core depend on its Core i7 processor, transferring from eight effectivity and eight efficiency cores to 12 effectivity and eight efficiency cores. That’s 20 cores in complete for the Core i7-14700Okay, near the 24 discovered on the Core i9-14900Okay. The bottom clocks on the P-core are 3.4GHz and a pair of.5GHz on the E-core for the 14700Okay, the identical that we noticed on final 12 months’s 13700Okay. These added effectivity cores ought to assist with creator duties and even gaming efficiency for titles that reap the benefits of multithreading.
Intel newest 14th Gen Core i7 in comparison with earlier generations. Picture: Intel
Intel has some favorable benchmarks towards AMD’s Ryzen 9 7950X and even its personal earlier Core i7 chips for creator duties, however we’ll have to attend and see how this new Core i7-14700Okay compares to AMD’s spectacular 7800X3D chip for gaming benchmarks.
Over on the flagship aspect, Intel’s Core i9-14900Okay provides the 6GHz Thermal Velocity Increase frequency discovered beforehand on the $699 special-edition Core i9-13900KS variant. Frequencies for the P-core max turbo are up 200Hz to five.6GHz this time round, alongside a 100MHz bump on the E-core max turbo aspect. Even the bottom frequencies for each the P- and E-cores are up 200MHz.
Intel’s full 14th Gen lineup. Picture: Intel
Intel additionally has a refreshed Core i5 this 12 months. The i5-14600Okay features a complete of 20 cores (six P-cores and eight E-cores) and has a base clock of three.5GHz on the P-core aspect and as much as a 5.3GHz increase.
All of those 14th Gen processors will work in Intel 600- and 700-series motherboards, as Intel continues to be utilizing its LGA 1700 socket. Additionally they embody assist for Wi-Fi 7 and Bluetooth 5.four by way of a discrete possibility that motherboard producers can embody in refreshed Z790 boards. Intel can also be supporting DDR5 5600 and DDR4 3200 reminiscence speeds with its 14th Gen chips.
The Core i9-14900Okay can be priced at $589, with the Core i7-1700Okay priced at $409 and the Core i5-14600Okay launching at $319. All three processors can be out there from system builders and retailers on October 17th.