Intel Core 14th Gen Desktop S-series Processor Family has launched, and we have a full review of the new Intel Core i7-14700K CPU today. Call it a “Raptor Lake Refresh” if you like, or a new revision, but the better description is perhaps a new “refinement” of the Raptor Lake architecture CPUs. You can decide if this fits the definition of a new “Generation”, but at any rate, Intel is calling it the 14th Gen Processor Family, which follows the 13th Gen Processor Family formerly known as Raptor Lake.
The new Intel Core 14th Gen Processor Family is based on the same Raptor Lake CPU architecture, operates on the same LGA1700 socket, and utilizes the same process node and ISA as the previous “13th Gen” family. The new CPUs will comprise of CPUs from the Intel Core i9-14900K, to Core i7-14700K to Core i5-14600K. There are K and KF SKUs within those, the KF SKUs do not have the IGP on board and will cost a little less.
Today we have a review of the more interesting of the bunch, the Intel Core i7-14700K which actually adds E-Cores to the mix, improving core and thread count this generation. We will compare it to the 12th Generation Intel Core i7-12700K Alder Lake CPU so that we can see how the “xx700K” CPU SKU evolved over time in this Socket from 12th Gen to 14th Gen.
At the heart of pricing, the Intel Core i9-14900K will be $589 RCP (USD), the Intel Core i7-14700K will be $409 RCP (USD), and the Intel Core i5-14600K will be $319 RCP USD. How this compares to the pricing of the 13th Gen Processor Family at its launch is as follows: Intel Core i9-13900K is $598 RCP (USD), Intel Core i7-13700K is $409 RCP (USD), and Intel Core i5-13600K is $319 RCP (USD).
Therefore, the 14th Gen CPU pricing is exactly the same (RCP USD) as the 13th Gen was, so no price increases or pricing changes, thank goodness. Now, actual online and retail pricing will vary, naturally, so make sure to check out the pricing widget for the latest online prices. This pricing is a little more exciting for the 14700K since for the same price as the previous generation, you are now getting more performance with more core and thread count, but no price increase.
Intel Core i7-14700K
The Intel Core i7-14700K sits in the middle, between the 14900K and 14600K in the Intel Core 14th Gen Processor Family. This CPU will be priced similarly to the Intel Core i7-13700K and is based on the same Raptor Lake architecture and LGA1700 socket. However, what will make it more exciting is the fact that it gets four more E-Cores compared to the Intel Core i7-13700K increasing its thread count to 28 threads compared to 24 threads on the 13700K.
With 28 threads, it actually beats the Ryzen 9 7900X in thread count (24), so multi-threaded applications should perform extremely fast for this price point. The Intel Core i7-14700K has an RCP USD pricing of $409, and currently, the Ryzen 9 7900X is available for $449 on AMD.com but regularly it is $549, therefore in both scenarios, the 14700K is very competitive on pricing.
The Intel Core i7-14700K is based on the Intel 7 manufacturing process. It consists of 8 P-cores and 12 E-cores combining a total of 28 Threads. It has 33MB of L3 cache and 28MB of L2 cache. It has an Intel Thermal Velocity Boost of up to 6GHz. It does not support Intel Thermal Velocity Boost, but it does support Intel Turbo Boost Max Technology 3.0 and can hit up to 5.6GHz. The P-core Max Turbo Frequency is up to 5.5GHz and the E-core Max Turbo Frequency is up to 4.3GHz, while the P-core Base Frequency is 3.4GHz and the E-core base frequency is 2.5GHz.
It has the same Intel UHD 770 Graphics on board from the 13700K with no changes. It officially supports DDR5 5600 and DDR4 3200. The Processor Base Power is 125W and the Max Turbo Power is 253W.
When you compare the clock speeds to the Intel Core i7-13700K we find that the new Intel Core i7-14700K has a 200MHz higher Max Turbo Frequency at 5.6GHz while the 13700K is up to 5.4GHz. The Intel Turbo Boost Max Technology 3.0 Frequency is also higher by 200MHz from 5.4GHz on the 13700K to 5.6GHz on the 14700K. In addition, the P-cores can run higher on the 14700K at 5.5GHz while they run at 5.3GHz on the 13700K, and the E-cores run higher at 4.3GHz while they run at 4.2GHz on the 13700K.