14th generation: no i9-14900K, i7-14700K & i5-14600K before October 17


According to the latest rumors, the 14th generation of Intel desktop processors, aka Raptor Lake Refresh, will go on sale in October, almost a month after its initial announcement, which should take place in the next few days at the Intel Innovation 2023 event. A few days ago we unveiled a very broad range for this generation, but the forthcoming launch should concern just 6 processors. These are the Core i9-14900K, Core i7-14700K and Core i5-14600K. These processors will have a KF variant (without integrated graphics), bringing to 6 the number of references to be launched in the last quarter of 2023.

14eme génération : Intel Innovation Raptor Lake refresh

This 14th generation for desktop PCs will be a simple update, with frequencies revised upwards. However, in recent days, leaked prices suggest a 15% increase over existing 13th-generation processors. At this stage, this leak should be taken with a grain of salt, since Intel can adjust its prices at any time before launch.

One thing is certain, however: this 14th generation closes the lifecycle of the LGA 1700 socket. Existing motherboards with 600 and 700 chipsets should retain full compatibility with the new CPUs. Within this range, we’ll be keeping a particularly close eye on the Core i7s, some of which could benefit from an increase in the number of cores, while others will have to make do with a boost in frequency…