During Intel's Innovation 2023 event, the spotlight was placed on the Meteor Lake and advancements in AI, leaving the 14th Gen Core "Raptor Lake Refresh" untouched. Nevertheless, indications point toward the anticipated launch of the 14th Gen Core series in October. One key product in this series is the Core i9-14900KF.
This 24-core CPU is designed with a 6.0 GHz base clock, and it operates without integrated graphics capabilities.
Recent data from PassMark, a site known for benchmarking desktop, mobile, and data-center CPUs, showed the Core i9-14900KF topping their rankings. It registered a score of 4,939 points, placing it above the preceding frontrunners, namely the i9-13900KS and i9-13900K. It's vital to highlight that while the i9-13900KS is also clocked at 6.0 GHz, the 14900KF's performance was optimized using DDR5-5600 memory.
In a multi-core performance comparison, the difference between the 14900KF and 13900K is minimal, clocking in at a mere 0.6% variance. Yet, when set against the 13900KS, the 14900KF doesn't match up as well. The single-core CPU Mark rankings portray Intel's Core i9 CPUs as formidable contenders, but when it comes to multi-core performance, AMD's Ryzen 9 series takes the lead.
The impending launch of the Intel Core i9-14900K and its KF counterpart is slated for October 17th, with the initiation of preorders a day prior. This rollout will encompass six distinct models, all part of the 125W unlocked Core-K series. Furthermore, Intel is on track to debut the 65W non-K models by January.
With Intel's 14th Gen Core series, we witness the culmination of the LGA-1700 platform. Intel is gearing up for a transition to the LGA-1851 socket in the subsequent year.
In the single-thread performance test by PassMark, the Core i9-14900KF scored an impressive 4,939 points, overtaking its 13th gen counterparts: the Core i9-13900KS with 4,769 points and Core i9-13900K at 4,666 points. When using DDR5-5600 memory, the i9-14900KF achieved this commendable score. However, when considering multi-threaded performance, the distinction between the 14900KF and the 13900K remains subtle, with the former edging out by only 0.6%.