Intel Core i9-14900K/i7-14700K appeared in the benchmark database

Intel is slated to host the “Intel Innovation” summit next month in San Jose, California, and it is not beyond the realms of possibility that this occasion will witness the unveiling of the 14th-generation Core processors, known as Raptor Lake Refresh. As has been the custom, as the release date approaches, leaks concerning the new processors become increasingly prevalent.

Recently, the Core i9-14900K and Core i7-14700K made their debut in benchmark testing, likely as Engineering Sample (ES) chips, paired with 16GB of DDR5-4800 memory and an NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4090 graphics card. Rumors suggest that the new generation of products will support JEDEC-standard DDR5-6400 memory, though lower memory frequencies may constrain their performance. However, this will not significantly affect platform validation since it is not a comprehensive performance test.

In BAPCo CrossMark, the Core i9-14900K and Core i7-14700K scored average marks of 2265 and 1980, respectively. For comparison, the preceding generation Core i9-13900K and Core i7-13700K scored 2399 and 2222, respectively, though their lowest scores were far beneath those of the new processors. Meanwhile, competitor AMD’s Ryzen 9 7950X scored 2218, and the Ryzen 9 7900X scored 2166.

The Core i9-14900K continues with an 8P+16E configuration, boasting 24 cores and 32 threads, equipped with 36MB of L3 cache, a Thermal Design Power (TDP) of 125W, a base frequency of 3.2GHz, and a maximum turbo frequency of 6.0GHz. The Core i7-14700K has been upgraded to 8P+12E, possessing 20 cores and 28 threads, outfitted with 33MB of L3 cache, a TDP of 125W, a base frequency of 3.4GHz, and a peak turbo frequency of 5.6GHz.