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Intel 14th gen CPU specs confirmed by Intel Japan reveal

Specs of the 14900K, 14700K, and 14600K have been leaked by Intel themselves, showing core counts and clock speeds of the Raptor Lake Refresh chips.

Intel 14th gen clock speed core count leak

Intel Japan has just leaked its promotional material for the upcoming Intel 14th gen CPU launch, revealing key specs of the first three Raptor Lake Refresh processors that will be appearing on the market. The Intel 14th gen CPU leak has details of the peak clock speed and core counts of the 14900K, 14700K, and 14600K.

Intel‘s 14th gen CPU launch is mere weeks away, with the company’s next generation of processors using a refined version of the same Raptor Lake architecture that powers its 13th-gen processors, such as the 13900K and 13600K. This so-called Raptor Lake Refresh sees the company move manufacturing from the Intel 7 process to the Intel 4 process, making for what are set to be faster-clocked and potentially lower power-consumption CPUs.

We’ve previously seen plenty of details of the Intel 14th gen release date and specs but this latest leak comes direct from Intel itself, with Intel Japan accidentally revealing launch materials for the new chips, which were spotted by Videocardz. In the images, we can see the peak clock speed and number of P-cores and E-cores for each of the three new CPUs.

These images confirm the Intel Core i9-14900K will have eight E-cores and 16 P-cores and will run at up to 6GHz. Next, we have the 14700K that will house eight P-cores and 12 E-cores while hitting a peak clock speed of 5.6GHz. Finally, there’s the 14600K – likely to be a hugely popular alternative to the current 13600K and AMD Ryzen 7600X – that houses six P-cores and eight E-cores with a top clock speed of 5.3GHz.

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Image source: Videocardz.com

These core counts mean that only the 14700K will see an increase in cores over its previous-generation counterpart, the 13700K. However, all three will have clock speed increases, with the 14900K gaining 200MHz over the 13900K, the 14700K gaining 300MHz and the 14600K gaining 200MHz. Those aren’t exactly game-changing frequency changes but if they come with decreases in power consumption compared to the previous generation (thanks to the new Intel 4 process), they could be compelling options.

For more on the new Intel CPU lineup, check out our Intel 14th gen release date and specs guide and for our current CPU recommendations, see our best CPU for gaming guide.

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