Unexpectedly, the Innovation 2023 event didn’t touch upon the 14th Gen Core “Raptor Lake Refresh,” which was overshadowed by the emphasis on Meteor Lake and AI advancements. Nevertheless, based on the latest updates, the series is maintaining its planned October launch. Within this range, the Core i9-14900KF stands out as a 24-core model with a remarkable 6.0 GHz clock boost right from the start. It’s important to mention that this specific version doesn’t include integrated graphics support.
Notably, the Core i9-14900KF has entered the PassMark rankings, a platform that aggregates information about CPUs across desktop, mobile, and data-center categories. Remarkably, this CPU has claimed the highest rank with an impressive score of 4,939 points, outperforming previous frontrunners like the i9-13900KS and i9-13900K. It’s important to note that the i9-13900KS also features a 6.0 GHz clock speed, and the 14900KF achieved this score using moderately rated DDR5-5600 memory.
In terms of multi-core performance, the 14900KF exhibits a slight deficit, showcasing nearly indistinguishable performance compared to the 13900K, with only a marginal 0.6% variance. In contrast, it falls behind the 13900KS in terms of performance. While Intel’s Core i9 CPUs maintain their dominance in the single-core CPU Mark rankings, a different narrative unfolds in the multi-core performance category, where AMD Ryzen 9 processors lead the way.
The Intel Core i9-14900K and KF versions are scheduled to make their debut next month, precisely on October 17th, with preorders starting a day in advance. This release will encompass a total of six models, all part of the 125W unlocked Core-K series lineup. Furthermore, Intel has intentions to introduce 65W non-K models in January.
The Intel 14th Gen Core series is poised to signify the closing chapter for the LGA-1700 platform, as Intel prepares for a transition to the LGA-1851 socket in the upcoming year.