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Intel Reveals 14th Gen Desktop CPUs with Raptor Lake Refresh

Intel Reveals 14th Gen Desktop CPUs with Raptor Lake Refresh

Intel recently held its Innovation 2023 event, initially focusing on the upcoming Meteor Lake CPUs targeted for laptops. However, some may have missed that Intel also introduced their future 14th-generation desktop CPUs at the same event. Here are some details about this remarkable discovery.

Intel Displays 14th Generation Desktop CPUs:

On the event’s second day, a pre-show session featured the unveiling of 14th-generation desktop CPUs. An Intel official stated that this was the first public appearance of these anticipated next-generation desktop CPUs and the architecture on which they are based.

The Raptor Lake Refresh architecture will be used by Intel’s 14th-generation desktop CPUs, confirming past claims. Given that the current range is the 13th generation, this event essentially revealed what Intel has in store for its 14th-generation desktop processors.

An Intel Raptor Lake Refresh processor was tested during the demo by running the Unreal Engine MetaHuman program. Unreal’s cutting-edge technology makes it easier to create high-quality, realistic facial structures with animations. However, no specifics about the processor used in the demonstration were provided. The system used a Corsair-based AIO (All-In-One) cooling solution to maintain optimal thermal performance.

Intel announced its 14th-generation desktop CPUs, revealing that these processors are built on the Raptor Lake Refresh architecture, as previously detailed in internal leaks between MSI and Intel. These leaks disclosed the architecture and supplied information on the impending 14th-generation desktop CPU lineup. The following are some essential models that are projected to be part of the Intel 14th Generation desktop CPU lineup:

  • Intel Core i5-14600K: A 14-core processor with 6 P-Cores and 8 E-Cores
  • Intel Core i7-14700K: A 20-cores processor with 8 P-Cores and 12 E-Cores
  • Intel Core i9-14900K: The flagship model, with 8 P-cores and 16 E-Cores for a powerful 24-core processor.

You may dig deeper into the performance measurements by looking at the leaked Intel 14th-Gen Core i9 chip statistics. It made headlines by breaking PassMark single-core performance records and appearing in a Cinebench 2024 benchmark.

Officially, Intel has remained relatively tight-lipped regarding the details of its upcoming desktop CPUs. However, the information provided by Intel is consistent with what we’ve learned through previous breaches. During their Innovation 2023 event, Intel strongly emphasized Meteor Lake’s AI capabilities. They also debuted the all-new Arc integrated graphics with ray-tracing capabilities.

It’s worth mentioning that these advanced Meteor Lake features aren’t expected to arrive on desktop platforms until 2024. Meteor Lake is set to appear on desktops next year, according to Intel, but we may look forward to the Raptor Lake update architecture for now.

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