The upcoming Raptor Lake Refresh lineup will introduce the top-tier 24-core Core i9-14900KF CPU. This specific version, labeled as a KF variant, won’t come with integrated graphics capabilities. Nevertheless, this exclusion is unlikely to be a major concern since Core i9 desktop processors are typically paired with dedicated graphics cards.
Matching the Core i9-13900KS specifications, the Core i9-14900KF features 8 P-cores and 16 E-cores, along with a clock speed of 6 GHz with Thermal Velocity Boost technology engaged. Extensive testing on the ASRock Z790 Taichi motherboard has confirmed its seamless compatibility with the upcoming generation of Intel desktop processors. These tests involved pairing the CPU with 32GB of DDR5-7000 memory.
It’s important to mention that the Geekbench benchmark results were carried out by a hardware enthusiast named @OneRaichu, who somehow managed to obtain early access to one of these processors. It wouldn’t come as a surprise if @OneRaichu were to release a detailed review in the coming days.
Three distinct leaked tests have emerged, showcasing single-core scores spanning from 3322 to 3347 points and multi-core scores ranging between 22895 to 23051 points. Furthermore, a Geekbench 5 result indicates performance scores of 2412 in single-core and 26972 points in multi-core performance.
To sum it up, these initial benchmarks indicate that the Core i9-14900KF surpasses the i9-13900K by around 5-6% in multi-threaded tests and demonstrates at least a 12% enhancement in single-core performance. However, it’s important to keep in mind that we don’t have comprehensive information about the testing parameters utilized by Raichu in these assessments, so these scores may not offer a fully precise depiction of the processor’s overall capabilities.
Intel is gearing up for the release of its 14th Gen Core Series on October 17th. The company will officially unveil this new series during the upcoming Innovation 2023 event next week.