A seasoned Twitter-based hardware leaker released a screenshot that appears to reveal the outcomes of three benchmark tests performed on an Intel Core i7-14700K processor. The alleged Raptor Lake Refresh chip has been tested in AIDA64, Cinebench, and CPU-Z, according to a screenshot supplied by WXnod a few hours ago. In multi-threaded applications, the new chip seems to be 20% faster than its predecessor, the Core i7 13700K.
According to the most recent information, the Intel Core i7-14700K is projected to be a particularly fascinating component of Raptor Lake Refresh since it is unusual in that it offers a redesigned core configuration. To clarify, the updated model is said to feature an 8P + 12E core combination while its predecessor only offered an 8P + 8E core configuration. For some reason, all core configuration details in the WXnod leak are obscured. However, another Twitter hardware tipper Harukaze5719 has come to our aid by adding a screenshot from Baidu that includes the essential configuration information to this leak. Look below.
The screenshot purportedly shows that the Intel Core i7-14700K offers a base clock of 3.40 GHz, and a core configuration detected as offering 20C / 28T. This fits with 8P + 12E cores (16 + 12 threads).
Circling back to the original info spill from WXnod, we have to assume that the benchmarks are genuine, accurate and representative (but taken with a pinch of salt), and create a comparison table. Data for the Core i7-13700K comes from our review (linked) and online databases.
A system with a newer motherboard and other RAM module options may help, although the memory test results (AIDA64) claim a considerable and stated increase in bandwidth. Moving on to Cinebench, the extra cores and threads in this Raptor Lake Refresh CPU demonstrate their value, even though single-core tests don’t really differ much from each other. The CPU-Z 1T and nT processor testing is comparable. The i7-14700K is up to 17.5% quicker in Cinebench and, at most, 20.6% faster in CPU-Z’s multithread tests when compared to the previous generation CPU.
You shouldn’t have to wait long if you are considering upgrading a system with an Intel socket LGA 1700 to a Raptor Lake Refresh chip because the ‘K’ chips are anticipated to arrive in mid- to late October. In order for the Core i7-14700K to function properly, consumers may need to run a BIOS upgrade, according to certain indicators.