Intel is relaunching the Raptor Lake microarchitecture for the 14th Core i generation. The Raptor Lake refresh starts with the familiar nomenclature and primarily consists of three K processors for desktops. In addition to the higher clock speed, among other things, the Core i7 has more cores.
After months full of leaks and rumors, Intel has lifted the curtain on the “Raptor Lake refresh.” It starts with the Core i9-14900K, Core i7-14700K and Core i5-14600K as well as their KF variants with a passive graphics unit. When it comes to refresh processors, Intel is relying on the “old” nomenclature for the last time before Meteor Lake launches with new branding in December. After that, however, the manufacturer will release more refreshed CPUs for desktop, 65 and 35 watt models. A new version of the Raptor Lake HX, performance notebook CPUs, is also considered a possibility. The official successor, Arrow Lake, won’t arrive until the second half of 2024.
More cores for the Core i7, higher clock speeds for everyone
Production continues using the Intel 7 process (10 nm++) and LGA1700 socket Besides, the basic architecture also remains the same. Accordingly, 8 performance cores (Raptor Cove) and up to 16 efficiency cores (Gracemont) are offered. Core i7 now has more cache 12 instead of 8 skill coreswhile the number of cores in other CPUs remains unchanged.
Since there is no increase in instructions per clock (IPC), Intel relies on high boost clock rates. That’s how he achieves Core i9-14900K up to 6.0 GHz Up to 4.4 GHz on P core and E core (previously: 5.8/4.3 GHz). It is the first Intel processor with 6.0 GHz that is not a special edition (KS model). Also with Core i7-14700K and Core i5-14600K 200 MHz higher in P core and 100 MHz higher in E core The performance limits reached remain unchanged: 125 W as standard TDP, 181 W Turbo TDP for Core i5, 243 W Turbo TDP for Core i7 and Core i9. The manufacturer releases desktop CPUs with identical prices compared to the previous generation.
Intel’s performance charts highlight the Core i7-14700K’s better performance in applications in particular. It is also said to be faster than AMD’s Ryzen 9 7950X (test). About gaming, that is The Core i9-14900K is 23 percent more powerful than the AMD flagship Ryzen 9 7950X3D. However, if you average the given gaming values, the Core i9 is one percent worse on average. Incidentally, the 23 percent increase was achieved in Metro Exodus, as it is the only title besides Rainbow Six Siege that Core-i9-exclusive application optimization Backing up, you can find out more about the Raptor Lake refresh as well as performance results in our test report tomorrow.
- Intel (basic information)
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