Intel’s 14th Gen processors, including the Meteor Lake mobile and Raptor Lake-S Refresh, are on track for a late September release. We’ve reported on plenty of leaked desktop samples, most ES, including the Core i9-14900K, i7-14700K, and the i5-14600K. Today, yet another Engineering Sample (ES) of the 14900K has surfaced along with corresponding single and multi-threaded benchmarks. The chip is clocked at 6GHz and features the same core and cache figures as its predecessor, the 13900K.
The Core i9-14900K nets 978 and 18,117 points in the single and multi-threaded CPU-Z benchmarks, respectively. We’re looking at an 8.5% generation uplift in single-threaded performance, which is fairly decent as it’s essentially just an overclocked 13900K. Compared to the 13900KS, the delta drops to a paltry 3-4%, making it more or less the same.
The multi-threaded numbers are even less impressive, with the 14900K beating its predecessors by 5-6% with all 32 threads in action. This is, once again, a score you can emulate with a mildly overclocked or perhaps even an “Auto-overclocked” 13900K with effective cooling.