The mobile SKU, Core i7-14700HX, boasts a configuration with 20 cores and 28 threads, matching that of the Core i7-14700K. While this particular core arrangement is not a novelty for the Intel mobile platform, it signifies an enhancement over the previous-generation i7-13700HX.
Intel has already unveiled the Core i7-14700K desktop CPU, featuring the identical hybrid design with 8 P-Cores and 12 E-Cores. This specific SKU can reach a peak clock speed of 5.6 GHz. The configuration, previously found in the less popular Core i7-13850HX for laptops, is now making its transition to desktop and high-end systems within the 14th Gen Core series.
An entry on Geekbench offers a glimpse into the performance of the forthcoming i7-14700HX CPU, showing a maximum clock speed of 5287 MHz. Yet, a closer look at the detailed JSON data from this benchmark reveals that the clock frequency actually reached even greater levels, hitting a peak of 5462 MHz, which technically falls within the range of 5.4-5.5 GHz. This places it very close to the last-generation flagship model with its 5.6 GHz turbo clock.
In terms of performance, the new CPU significantly surpasses the previous 13700HX generation model in multicore performance, with an impressive 18.7% increase attributed to the augmented core count. Additionally, the single-core boost exhibits a notable improvement, achieving a score that is at least 12% higher. It’s worth noting that Geekbench’s official CPU ranking does not encompass performance data for many of the high-end mobile processors.
Regarding Intel’s release schedule, there’s no official confirmation yet about the launch date for the 14th Gen Core-HX series. Nevertheless, Intel has an event scheduled for the mobile Meteor Lake (Core Ultra) series on December 14th. It’s plausible that the CPU series in question could be unveiled during this event. From a technical perspective, there don’t appear to be any hindrances that would prevent Intel from releasing them earlier, as this is essentially a refresh.