Intel, a titan in the world of processors, has unveiled its highly-anticipated 14th Generation Intel® Core™ desktop processor family. Leading the charge is the formidable Intel® Core™ i9-14900K, backed by a range of six unlocked processors that boast a staggering combination of up to 24 cores, 32 threads, and out-of-the-box clock speeds of up to 6 GHz. A standout addition to the lineup is the Intel® Core™ i7-14700K, armed with 20 cores and 28 threads, thanks to the incorporation of four additional Efficient-cores (E-cores) compared to its predecessor. Notably, Intel’s Extreme Tuning Utility (XTU) has embraced the future with the introduction of the groundbreaking AI Assist feature, which brings one-click AI-guided overclocking to select processors within the Intel Core 14th Gen desktop series.
Roger Chandler, Intel’s vice president and general manager of the Enthusiast PC and Workstation division within the Client Computing Group, proudly affirmed, “Since the introduction of our performance hybrid architecture, Intel has consistently raised the bar for desktop performance. With our Intel Core 14th Generation processors, we’re showing once again why enthusiasts turn to Intel for the best desktop experience available on the market today.”
Why It Matters
The role of the central processing unit (CPU) has never been more pivotal in both gaming and content creation. The Intel Core 14th Gen desktop processors, driven by Intel’s advanced performance hybrid architecture, are tailor-made for PC enthusiasts. These processors offer unparalleled computational power without compromising the efficiency of user workflows, and this significance cannot be overstated.
At the pinnacle of the Intel Core 14th Gen desktop processor lineup sits the i9-14900K, setting the standard as the world’s fastest desktop processor, with a remarkable 6 GHz clock speed right out of the box. Gamers can revel in the competitive edge it provides, while creators can celebrate a 25% boost in cores with the i7-14700K, enjoying significant performance gains in multi-threaded workloads. These processors, coupled with outstanding overclocking capabilities and compatibility with existing 600/700-series motherboards, ensure that Intel Core 14th Gen desktop processors deliver the computational power and performance demanded by enthusiasts.
|Street/MSRP||Cores / Threads (P+E)||P-Core Base / Boost Clock (GHz)||E-Core Base / Boost Clock (GHz)||Cache (L2/L3)||TDP / PBP / MTP||Memory|
|Core i9-14900K / KF||$589 (K) – $564 (KF)||24 / 32 (8+16)||3.2 / 6.0||2.4 / 4.4||68MB (32+36)||125W / 253W||DDR4-3200 / DDR5-5600|
|Core i9-13900K / KF||$589 (K) – $564 (KF)||24 / 32 (8+16)||3.0 / 5.8||2.2 / 4.3||68MB (32+36)||125W / 253W||DDR4-3200 / DDR5-5600|
|Core i7-14700K / KF||$409 (K) – $384 (KF)||20 / 28 (8+12)||3.4 / 5.6||2.5 / 4.3||61MB (28+33)||125W / 253W||DDR4-3200 / DDR5-5600|
|Core i7-13700K / KF||$409 (K) – $384 (KF)||16 / 24 (8+8)||3.4 / 5.4||2.5 / 4.2||54MB (24+30)||125W / 253W||DDR4-3200 / DDR5-5600|
|Core i5-14600K / KF||$319 (K) – $294 (KF)||14 / 20 (6+8)||3.5 / 5.3||2.6 / 4.0||44MB (20+24)||125W / 181W||DDR4-3200 / DDR5-5600|
|Core i5-13600K / KF||$319 (K) – $294 (KF)||14 / 20 (6+8)||3.5 / 5.1||2.6 / 3.9||44MB (20+24)||125W / 181W||DDR4-3200 / DDR5-5600|
The Ultimate Desktop Experience
The Intel Core 14th Gen desktop processor family elevates the desktop experience to new heights, marked by faster clock speeds up and down the processor stack. This comes alongside several impressive features:
- The Ultimate Gaming Platform: Intel Core 14th Gen processors deliver an immersive gaming experience, surpassing leading competitor processors with up to 23% more gaming performance. Innovative gaming-focused features like Intel® Application Optimization (APO) ensure superior application threading alongside the existing Intel® Thread Director application thread scheduling.
- Continued Overclocking Leadership: Unlocked processors in the 14th Gen series provide an exceptional overclocking experience, catering to both experts and novices. The latest-generation unlocked desktop processors introduce the Intel® XTU AI Assist feature for AI-guided overclocking and support for DDR5 XMP speeds well beyond 8,000 megatransfers/second (MT/S).
- Best-in-Class Connectivity: The latest desktop processor family from Intel is equipped with integrated support for Wi-Fi 6/6E and Bluetooth® 5.3, as well as discrete support for new Wi-Fi 7 and Bluetooth 5.4 wireless technologies. Furthermore, these processors come with support for Thunderbolt™ 4 and upcoming Thunderbolt 5 wired connectivity, which offers up to 80 Gbps of bi-directional bandwidth.
- Compatibility with 600/700-series Chipsets: Intel Core 14th Gen desktop processors remain compatible with both Intel 600 and 700 series chipsets. This flexibility empowers enthusiasts to seamlessly upgrade their existing systems and enjoy the latest-generation gaming and creator performance.
The Intel Core 14th Gen desktop processors are set to hit the shelves at retail outlets and through OEM partner systems on October 17, 2023, ushering in a new era of desktop computing performance. These processors offer a dynamic and cutting-edge experience for enthusiasts, gamers, and creators alike.
For More Information
To delve deeper into the details, you can explore Intel’s comprehensive Product Brief and Media Presentation. Additionally, you can watch informative videos on AI Assist for Overclocking and the intriguing Wi-Fi 7 Technology.