With the overclockable Intel 14th Gen CPUs now reviewed and on store shelves, attention now turns to the upcoming, locked 65W and 35W SKUs. While Intel itself is yet to provide specs for the processors, NZXT and Gigabyte have accidentally revealed almost everything about them.
Specifications of the cheaper Intel 14th Gen chips have come to light, following a leak from NZXT and Gigabyte (via momomo_us). It appears that while updating the list of supported CPUs for their Z790 motherboards, both companies included details for the entire processor family, from the Core i9-14900 to the Core i3-14100.
Here are the leaked Intel 14th Gen CPU specs:
The frequencies listed above likely refer to the performance-core base frequency, as the Core i9-14900 is a match for the existing Core i9-13900 in this regard. Unfortunately, we don’t yet know how much any of these processors will cost, but it’s safe to assume that they’ll carry a similar price to their 13th gen counterparts.
While it’s a given that none of these chips will compete with their unlocked versions in terms of performance, some may prove to the best CPUs for those looking to prioritize value. Until we hear more about these 65W and 35W SKUs, the Core i5 14600K remains the cheapest current generation option.