Intel has just given us a sneak peek into their upcoming 14th Gen Core i5-14450HX laptop CPU, courtesy of a leak on Geekbench. This revelation hints at the arrival of a new player in the gaming laptop scene. That is providing a mix of solid performance and affordability within the Raptor Lake refresh family.
Now, the 14th Gen Raptor Lake-HX Refresh CPUs are built with gamers in mind, but they’re not leaving productivity and content creation out of the picture. Seen as an alternative to Intel’s Meteor Lake CPUs, which are more about mainstream and low-power platforms, the HX lineup promises more cores, higher clock speeds, and the ability to handle discrete graphics. While it doesn’t pack an AI Neural Processing Unit (NPU) like its Meteor Lake cousins. So, the HX lineup aims to deliver a satisfying gaming experience.
The Intel Core i5-14450HX CPU that is offering a 10-core beast with 4 Efficiency Cores (E-Cores) and 6 Performance Cores (P-Cores). This chip is meeting the demands of modern gaming with a base clock of 2.6 GHz and a boost clock hitting up to 4.8 GHz. The leaked info suggest its 20 MB of L3 cache, providing a comfy spot for frequently accessed data.
All this juicy info comes from a Colorful M15 (2024) laptop housing the Core i5-14450HX. And Intel’s not skimping on the latest tech—this laptop flaunts 16 GB of DDR5-5600 memory, showcasing a commitment to keeping up with the memory trends. And to amp up the graphics, it’s got an NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4050 discrete GPU.
While there’s an integrated graphics unit (iGPU) on board, it’s got only 32 Execution Units with the older Xe graphics architecture. Oddly enough, the shiny new Xe-LPG architecture, which has been making waves for Intel’s integrated GPUs, hasn’t made its way into the HX lineup. But hey, things might change down the road, especially with market trends and competition knocking on the door.
If we compare it with its predecessor (the Core i5-13450HX) the Core i5-14450HX doesn’t bring earth-shattering improvements. A modest 200 MHz increase in clock speed translates to a potential 5% performance boost at best. Yet, this modest upgrade could still make the Core i5-14450HX a go-to choice for many mainstream laptop gamers, especially if the price tag plays nice.
Intel’s not navigating this space alone; they’ve got AMD’s Dragon Range HX lineup breathing down their necks. As we brace for the Fire Range HX series from the next generation, the battle for dominance is heating up. The success of the Core i5-14450HX depends not just on its performance but also on Intel’s knack for setting a competitive price in a market that’s always on the move.
The leaked information about Intel’s 14th Gen Core i5-14450HX laptop CPU has created excitement. Gamers are eagerly awaiting its official arrival.. Only time will reveal how well the Core i5-14450HX stacks up against the competition. But early vibes suggest that Intel is gearing up to give budget-conscious gamers a run for their money.