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Intel Raptor Lake Refresh 14900K, 14700k and 14600k Expected To Arrive On 17th October

Intel Raptor Lake Refresh 14900K, 14700k and 14600k Expected To Arrive On 17th October

The release date for Raptor Lake Refresh was reported by VideoCardz. While the publication did not specify their sources, Intel traditionally waits approximately a month after unveiling their CPUs before the official launch. In the case of Raptor Lake, it was announced at the 2022 Innovation event and became available on October 20. 

According to a new report, the first processors will launch on October 17, with the ad embargo lifting on October 16. This year’s Innovation event is slated for September 19 and 20. This latest lineup includes the Core i9-14900K, Core i7-14700K, and Core i5-14600K models, all of which boast impressive performance upgrades.

The flagship of the series, the Core i9-14900K, is set to be a powerhouse, with substantial enhancements in both clock speeds and core counts. Intel is not holding back, aiming to solidify its position at the forefront of high-performance computing. 

The Core i7-14700K is no slouch either, offering a commendable boost in performance compared to its predecessors. With advancements in architecture and optimization, users can expect smoother and more efficient multitasking and high-demand applications.

For those seeking a balance between cost and performance, the Core i5-14600K presents an attractive option. Offering substantial processing power at a more accessible price point, it is expected to cater to a wide range of users, from gamers to content creators.

ProcessorCores / ThreadsBase Clock (GHz)Max Turbo Clock (GHz)L3 Cache (MB)TDP (W)
Core i9-14900K24 / 32 (8+16)3.26.036125
Core i7-14700K / Core i7-14700KF20 / 28 (8+12)3.45.633125
Core i5-14600K / Core i5-14600KF14 / 20 (6+8)3.55.324125

The Raptor Lake Refresh series showcases Intel’s commitment to pushing technological boundaries. By leveraging their latest innovations in microarchitecture, these processors are poised to deliver a significant leap forward in computing capabilities.

Early leaks and reports suggest that the Raptor Lake Refresh processors, on average, exhibit a 3% improvement in performance over their predecessors. While this figure may seem modest, there are notable exceptions, such as the Core i7-14700K, which showcases an impressive 17% boost in speed.

Intel is expected to unveil several other items at its Innovation event, including product roadmaps, a range of AI-related products and services, and data center chips. Additionally, there will be more information about the first processors to adopt the new Intel Core Ultra brand: Meteor Lake.Intel CEO Pat Gelsinger has expressed enthusiasm for Meteor Lake, anticipating that the next-gen mobile processors will be Intel’s new “Centrino Moment.” According to a recent leak, the flagship 185H processor will likely have a maximum boost clock of up to 5.1 GHz, while the 165H and 155H could have peak clock speeds of up to 5.0 GHz and 4.8 GHz, respectively.

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