Intel teases upcoming 14th Gen Core desktop CPU upgrade
As the release date for the 14th generation Core processors looms ever closer, a wealth of information about the Raptor Lake Refresh continues to emerge. Intel, during their Innovation 2023 conference, provided glimpses of this 14th generation, albeit official details were scant. However, an abundance of data has been leaking through other channels.
Videocardz has recently acquired promotional material from Intel’s Japanese division for the 14th generation Core. Though the document isn’t exhaustive and lacks specific processor models, it delineates the new processors’ specifications, allowing discernment of the three models: Core i9-14900K, Core i7-14700K, and Core i5-14600K. Notably, the processor with 8P+16E reaches a maximum turbo frequency of 6GHz, unmistakably the Core i9-14900K. The distinction between this and the Core i9-13900KS remains elusive, as both boast a 6GHz peak frequency. Yet, the 14900K has a TDP of 125W, in contrast to the 13900KS’s 150W.
The Core i7-14700K marks the most significant evolution within this new generation, featuring an additional 4 E-Cores, making it an 8P+12E processor. It possesses a maximum turbo frequency of 5.6GHz, a 200MHz increment from the Core i7-13700K. Meanwhile, the Core i5-14600K maintains its 6P+8E configuration, but its turbo frequency has been elevated from 5.1GHz to 5.3GHz, a similar 200MHz advancement.
Additionally, the retail packaging for the 14th generation Core processors has been unveiled. Given the minimal design alterations in this new generation, Intel seems disinclined to invest extravagantly in packaging. The presentation of the Core i9-14900K is reminiscent of the prior Core i9-13900K/KS, encased in a deep blue box containing a plastic silicon wafer casing. Standard boxed processors appear unlikely to deviate in design.