In a cascade of leaks that has sent ripples through the tech community, benchmarks for Intel’s highly anticipated 14th Gen Non-K Raptor Lake Refresh desktop CPUs have surfaced, offering a glimpse into the performance capabilities of these processors. The leaked information, predominantly from Geekbench, provides an early assessment of the upcoming lineup featuring a 65W Thermal Design Power (TDP).
Scheduled for an official launch at CES 2024, the 14th Gen Non-K CPU family, codenamed “Raptor Lake Refresh,” is set to diversify the desktop PC platform with a comprehensive range of chips, including 65W Non-K variants, 35W “T” series, and Non-IGPU “F” series processors. While maintaining a semblance of similarity to the 13th Gen family, the 14th Gen introduces incremental updates, with the Core i7-14700 standing out for its augmented number of Efficiency Cores.
The leaked benchmarks specifically focus on 65W Non-K CPUs, presenting a comprehensive overview of the performance across different models. The lineup includes the Core i9-14900, Core i7-14700, Core i5-14600, Core i5-14500, Core i5-14400, and the Core i5-14100. Notably, the “F” series variants offer equivalent performance, excluding the integrated GPU, providing users with options based on their graphical requirements. Additionally, the “T” series, characterized by a lower base TDP and MTP range, is expected to deliver reduced CPU performance, catering to applications where power efficiency is paramount, such as in low-power office setups, business environments, and Mini PCs.
For each CPU model, the leaked benchmarks were conducted using specific test configurations:
– Core i3-14100: Tested on ASRock Z790 NOVA Motherboard with DDR5-6200 (32 GB)
– Core i5-14400: Tested on AORUS Z790 PRO X Motherboard with DDR5-6600 (32 GB)
– Core i5-14500: Tested on Gigabyte Z790 UD Motherboard with DDR5-5600 (32 GB)
– Core i5-14600: Tested on ASRock Z790 Taichi Motherboard with DDR5-5600 (32 GB)
– Core i9-14900: Tested on Intel Reference Evaluation Platform with DDR5-6200 (128 GB)
– Core i7-14700: Tested on a similar platform with DDR5-6000 (32 GB)
Breaking down the performance benchmarks, the single-core results indicate an average performance uplift of 10% over the 13th Gen Non-K family. This increase is noteworthy, promising improved performance without a substantial shift in pricing. When it comes to multi-threaded performance, the Core i9-14900, running on a “Balanced” profile, showcased a 5% improvement over the Core i9-13900. The Core i7-14700 also exhibited a 5% increase, while the Core i5 and Core i3 models demonstrated remarkable gains ranging from 20-30% when compared to their 13th Gen counterparts.
While scrutinizing the benchmark results, efforts were made to discern any Non-K overclocking or base clock/power overclocking profiles used, but unfortunately, this information was not reported. It’s noteworthy that the Core i9 and Core i7 parts were tested on a dedicated motherboard platform, setting them apart from the Intel Reference Validation Platform (RVP) used for the other models. Although this distinction might explain the larger performance uplifts, it doesn’t entirely elucidate the differences compared to the 13th Gen SKUs.
In the face of imminent release, the 14th Gen Non-K Raptor Lake Refresh Desktop CPUs are poised to encounter intense competition, particularly from AMD’s forthcoming Ryzen 5000 (AM4) offerings in the budget segment and the Ryzen 8000 (AM5) APUs set to target the mainstream segment, slated for a February unveiling. As the tech community eagerly awaits the official launch, these leaked benchmarks provide a tantalizing preview of the performance strides Intel aims to make with its latest CPU family.