In short: Intel will most likely reveal the 14th-generation Core processors later this month. Rumors and unofficial benchmarks for a number of items within the line have offered a good image of their potential efficiency. A brand new leak of official supplies confirms a lot of the knowledge gathered to this point.
Newly leaked advertising supplies have confirmed primary specs for the upcoming 14th-generation Intel Core i9, i7, and i5 processors. Though the slides do not comprise detailed data, they point out an imminent official reveal and launch.
The slides verify the identical stats MSI unintentionally leaked earlier this 12 months: 24 cores for the i9 CPUs, 20 for the i7, and 14 for the i5. The i9 and i7 items every function eight efficiency cores, whereas the i5 processors have six. Moreover, the slides verify that every one the 14th-gen CPUs can attain clock speeds effectively over 5GHz. The specs present 5.3GHz for the i5, 5.6GHz for the i7, and 6GHz for the i9.
Entries for all three ranks have beforehand displayed comparable numbers on Geekbench, nevertheless it’s nonetheless too quickly for direct measurements and comparisons. Early testing from final month reveals that the i9 and i7 can method 6GHz, though the i7 on Geekbench was seemingly manually overclocked. An overclocked 14th-gen i5 posted 5.7GHz earlier this month. Nevertheless, the processors had been all benched with completely different motherboards and energy scores, so assessments between them aren’t apples-to-apples.
Intel will seemingly unveil and start to roll out the brand new lineup – which the MSI leak labeled Raptor Lake Refresh – on October 17. The corporate will supply over two dozen SKUs, with some probably arriving close to CES 2024 in January.
Because the identify suggests, the brand new collection provides solely a slight efficiency enhance over the Thirteenth-gen Raptor Lake processors. MSI estimated a 3 % uplift on common throughout the lineup, however the i7 may very well be 17 % quicker. Regardless of the negligible enchancment, Raptor Lake Refresh CPUs might value 15 % greater than their Thirteenth-gen counterparts.
The refreshed CPUs might theoretically be a comparatively cheap improve from a Twelfth-gen Alder Lake since they help the identical motherboards. Raptor Lake homeowners might need to watch for Arrow Lake late subsequent 12 months, which might present a extra vital efficiency enhance however would require new motherboards and DDR5 RAM.