For the moment, we’re only dealing with a rumor, but the source is generally well-informed. Indeed, according to Momomo_US, the next Intel processors ( aka Raptor Lake Refresh ) could see an average price increase of 15% compared to the 13th generation versions.
Raptor Lake Refresh: price fever?
The published information reveals that the Intel Core i9-14900K and Core i9-14900KF will be priced at US$695 and US$660 respectively. This represents a price increase of 14% and 16% compared with the Core i9-13900K and Core i9-13900KF. The Core i7-14700K and Core i7-14700KF would cost US$485 and US$470 respectively. This represents an increase of 14% and 15% over the Core i5-13700K and Core i5-13700KF. The list is complete with the Core i5-14600K and Core i5-14600KF, priced at US$380 and US$345 respectively. This represents a price increase of 15% and 13% compared with their predecessors, the i5-13600K and i5-13600KF. Although this 14th generation will be supported on existing socket LGA 1700 motherboards within the 600 and 700 series, which promises some savings, the timing isn’t really right for an increase of this level.
— 188号 (@momomo_us) August 27, 2023
For our part, we don’t think the game is up when it comes to price. We look forward to hearing more at Intel Innovation on September 19, when we’ll be on hand to follow the Intel conferences.