April 20, 2024

Intel 14th Gen Lake Raptor Refresh Specifications are leaking again

The specifications for the refreshed 14th Gen Intel Raptor Lake processors have been posted by known leaker chi11eddog on Twitter via (Video card), raising further questions about the accuracy of previous leaks that required extensive core count increments.

This time, the core counts seem to return to previous reports that only the Core i7-14700 and Core i7-14700K were getting four E-cores, with 12 in total as well as eight powerful P-cores giving a total of 20 cores – an increase of four over the Core i7-13700K. Core i9 parts remain the same in terms of core count.

In a blow to boosted hopes of mid-range count increases, the post suggests that the Core i5-14400 14500 and 14600 models will retain their core counts from the 13th Gen models and this would likely include the Core i5-14600K as well. Previous rumors indicated that the Core i5-14600K could increase its P-core count from six to eight, which would cause real problems for AMD’s mid-range CPUs.

However, this would require Intel to use a similar die / have enough high-end dies to higher end models – something there wasn’t much evidence for, at least not this far down the range. So it seems that the only models at Core i5 or higher that could still get a core increase are the Core i7-14700 and 14700K, which could add four E-cores to its specification, increasing multi-threaded performance.

There are still questions about Intel’s Core i3 models, however, which were said to be getting six P-cores for the first time. However, with no core count increase apparently coming to the Core i5 series, this may be less likely to give CPUs like the much more expensive Core i3-14100 and Core i5-14500 the same number of P-cores. We’ll have to wait for Intel’s expected October launch of 14th Gen Raptor Lake Refresh processors to know for sure.

What we do know is that Intel’s 14th Gen CPUs will be compatible with older motherboard models – in short, if you have a 12th Gen or 13th Gen Intel CPU, you should be able to drop a 14th Gen CPU into your motherboard without requiring anything more than a BIOS update. That means, unlike AMD, you can have a modern Intel processor, but not need to buy expensive DDR5 memory.

It’s an unexpected extra CPU generation for Intel’s LGA1700 socket, so future owners of 12th Gen CPUs are in luck, as they’ve been given a generous amount of future-proofing for a platform that should have been finished with last year’s 13th Gen CPUs.

A lot more information will likely be revealed in the meantime so be sure to follow me here on Forbes using the blue follow button for more news regarding Intel’s new processors, keep me posted Twitter or Facebook.

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