Next-Gen Mid-Range Power: Intel’s Core i5-14600 Benchmarks Revealed

In October, Intel launched the 14th generation of its Core processors, the Raptor Lake Refresh K series, specifically catering to PC enthusiasts. This initial lineup of six K/KF series processors, all unlocked versions, is compatible with existing 600/700 series motherboards and is already available in the market. For mainstream users, Intel’s more affordably priced non-K series processors will be available after a short wait.

Recently, ECSM revealed the CPU-Z parameters and Cinebench R23 benchmark scores of the Intel Core i5-14600 non-K version. This processor, continuing to utilize a 10nm process, features six performance cores and eight efficiency cores, culminating in a configuration of 14 cores and 20 threads. Its maximum turbo frequency reaches 5.2GHz, with an L3 cache of 24MB and a TDP of 65W.

After a little over two minutes of stress testing with AIDA 64 FPU, the CPU package temperature hit 81 degrees Celsius, and the power consumption was 156W. At this point, the frequencies of the performance and efficiency cores were 4.8GHz and 3.9GHz, respectively. Compared to the i5-14600K, although the maximum turbo frequency is only reduced by 0.1GHz, the full-performance core turbo frequency is 0.4GHz lower than the single-core maximum, and the efficiency core frequency is reduced by 0.1GHz.

In terms of Cinebench R23 scores, the Intel Core i5-14600 achieved 1992 points in single-core and 22768 points in multi-core tests, which is only approximately 3.9% and 10.7% lower, respectively, than the i5-14600K (with single-core around 2070 points and multi-core around 25200 points). This performance is, in fact, more closely aligned with the previous generation’s i5-13600K.

According to previous reports, the 14th generation Core processors will have three steppings: B0 (8P+16E), C0 (8P+8E), and H0 (6P+0E). These essentially correspond to the cores of the 12th and 13th-generation Core processors. The i5-14600 utilizes the B0 stepping, with base frequencies of 2.7GHz for the performance cores and 2.0GHz for the efficiency cores, and it still features the UHD770 integrated graphics. However, the i5-14600 examined by ECSM is likely a QS (qualification sample) version for testing purposes. The full specification details will be officially announced by Intel, and, barring any surprises, the rest of the 14th generation Core non-K series processors are expected to be unveiled at CES 2024.