Intel will reveal its next-gen PC processors during its Innovation Event next week. The chipmaker is expected to officially unveil the 14th Gen Meteor Lake mobile processors and the Raptor Lake-S Refresh for desktop and DIY users. The former is the more exciting of the two, leveraging upgraded core architectures and an advanced 4nm class EUV process node.
We’re looking at a simple rebrand for the 14th Gen Raptor Lake-S desktop Refresh with the same core/thread counts with slightly higher clocks. The only significant change is the Core i7, which has been bumped from 8P and 8E cores to 8P and 12E cores. The rest of the lineup largely remains unchanged.
The Intel Core i9-14900K/KF will feature 24 cores and 32 threads, including 8P and 16E cores. The Core i7-14700K/KF will pack 20 cores and 28 threads, including 8P and 12E cores. The Core i5-13600K/KF will be a 14-core part with 20 threads, including 6P and 8E cores. All K series chips have a base TDP of 125W, with the Core i9, i7, and i5 topping at 6GHz, 5.6GHz, and 5.3GHz, respectively.
The 14th Gen Raptor Lake Refresh is expected to hit retail shelves on the 17th of October. The Meteor Lake mobility offerings should arrive in the first half of 2024, with partner designs likely to be shown off at CES in January.