The 14th generation Core desktop processors’ specifications reveal

Earlier reports have indicated that Intel’s 14th generation Core Processor, Raptor Lake Refresh, is set to launch in October. As we know, it bears no fundamental differences from Raptor Lake; the maximum number of cores and cache capacity will remain unchanged. However, it will see further enhancements in frequency and may potentially awaken the long-dormant DLVR technology.

Indeed, the Raptor Lake Refresh will cover two platforms for next-generation products: the desktop S-series and the mobile HX series. They will maintain the same interface as their predecessors, with the desktop version continuing to use LGA 1700, without the need for a new motherboard. The current Intel 600/700 series motherboards will be able to use the new processor after updating the BIOS. RedGamingTech, in its recent video, has revealed the core specifications of the 14th generation Core desktop processors.

The top-tier Core i9 will still maintain 8P+16E, given that this is the highest specification for this core. Meanwhile, the Core i7 will evolve from 8P+8E to 8P+12E, and the Core i5-14600K/KF will shift from 6P+8E to 8P+8E. It is personally doubtful about this change. Core i5-14500 remains unchanged at 6P+8E, while Core i5-14400 transitions from 6P+4E to 6P+8E, and Core i3 evolves from 4P to 6P.

Raptor Lake Refresh is set to have higher frequencies than its predecessors, with the Core i9-14900K’s turbo boost frequency rumored to reach 6GHz and the potentially existing Core i9-14900KS reaching a peak turbo boost of 6.2GHz. Of course, this also means that it can easily reach a power consumption of 300W.

The support for DLVR has yet to be confirmed, but Asus has previously stated that it may activate it in future CPUs. This technology can enhance power efficiency by 20%, resulting in lower temperatures or higher clock frequencies, which are precisely the requirements needed to reach high frequencies.