Intel announces its new Intel Core 14th Generation desktop processor family for PC enthusiasts

Intel has announced the new Intel® Core™ 14th Generation desktop processor family that is led by the Intel® Core™ i9-14900K.  This generation desktop processor family has six new unlocked desktop processors at launch, delivering up to 24 cores and 32 threads and up to 6 GHz of frequency.

The i7-14700K will have 20 cores and 28 threads, four more efficient cores (E-cores) than the prior generation, and PC enthusiasts will have the best overclocking and compatibility experience with the new Intel Core 14th Gen desktop processors with existing 600/700-series chipsets motherboards.

Enthusiasts can also use Intel’s Extreme Tuning Utility (XTU) with the new feature, AI Assist, and one-click AI-guided overclocking for the 14th Gen desktop processors as well as support for DDR5 XMP speeds well beyond 8,000 megatransfers/second (MT/S).

The i9-14900K is at the top of the Intel Core 14th Gen desktop processors and will feature 6 GHz turbo frequencies, powered by Intel’s advanced performance hybrid architecture that will deliver the computing power and performance that PC enthusiasts require.

The Intel Core 14th Gen processors will provide up to a 23% gaming performance uplift compared to leading competitor processors.

The new Intel® Core™ 14th Generation desktop processor will also be 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, and they will include support for Thunderbolt 4 as well as upcoming Thunderbolt 5 wired connectivity up to 80 Gbps of bi-directional bandwidth.

The Intel Core 14th Gen desktop processors will be available at retail outlets and via OEM partner systems starting Oct. 17, 2023.

The new Intel Core 14th Gen desktop processor lineup will be available globally via online/in-store retail and partner systems beginning Oct. 17, 2023, and will be led by the Core i9-14900K/KF.

INTEL® CORE DESKTOP PROCESSORS COMPARISONIntel® Core™ i9K and i9KFIntel® Core™ i7K and i7KFIntel® Core™ i5K and i5KF
Max Turbo Frequency [GHz]Up to 6.0Up to 5.6Up to 5.3
Intel® Turbo Boost Max Technology
3.0 Frequency [GHz]
Up to 5.8Up to 5.6N/A
Performance-core Max Turbo Frequency [GHz]Up to 5.6Up to 5.5Up to 5.3
Efficient-core Max Turbo Frequency [GHz]Up to 4.4Up to 4.3Up to 4.0
Processor Cores (P-cores + E-cores)24 (8P+16E)20 (8P+12E)14 (6P+8E)
Intel® Hyper-Threading TechnologyYes
Total Processor Threads322820
Intel® Thread DirectorYesYesYes
Intel® Smart Cache (L3) Size [MB]36 MB33 MB24 MB
Total L2 Cache Size [MB]32 MB28 MB20 MB
Max Memory Speed [MT/s]DDR5-5600
DDR4-3200
DDR5-5600
DDR4-3200
DDR5-5600
DDR4-3200
Number of Memory Channels222
CPU PCIe 5.0 LanesUp to 16Up to 16Up to 16
CPU PCIe 4.0 Lanes444
Enhanced Intel® UHD Graphics driven by Xe Architecturei9K: Intel® UHD Graphics 770
i9KF: no
i7K: Intel® UHD Graphics 770
i7KF: no
I5K: Intel® UHD Graphics 770
I5KF: no
Graphics Dynamic Frequency [MHz]165016001550
Processor P-core / E-core / Graphics / Memory OverclockingYesYesYes
Intel® Quick Sync VideoYesYesYes
Intel® Deep Learning Boost (Intel® DL Boost)YesYesYes
Intel® Advanced Vector Extensions 2 (Intel® AVX2)YesYesYes
Intel® Gaussian and Neural Accelerator (GNA)YesYesYes

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