In single-core testing, the Intel Core i9-14900K fears no one… in multi-core it’s something else


Hardware and Gaming Specialist

September 23, 2023 at 1:10 p.m.


Intel Raptor Lake HX © Intel


In a month, Intel will renew its range of processors desktop with a subtle evolution of last year’s Raptor Lake.

The Raptor Lake Refresh generation may only constitute a transition for Intel, its release remains important and we should not make a fool of ourselves in the face of competitor AMD’s Ryzen.

Even if it was necessary to take into account their anticipated side, the first measures published here and there had been a little worrying. More complete, the leaks just published by VideoCardz reassure… in part.

Intel Raptor Lake refresh © Videocardz

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Fastest single-core

The first measurements of the Core i9-14900K and Core i7-14700K published on the Internet had leaked from the Geekbench database. Even if it is not uninteresting, this measurement tool is relatively limited and, above all, these were very early measurements.

© VideoCardz

Since their publication, motherboard BIOSes have evolved a bit and so it is interesting to see what these new leaks tell us. To avoid spoiling anything, the measurements presented were carried out on PassMark, a slightly more “inspiring” tool for evaluating processors, even if it is still only a bench, not a practical exercise. .

Equipped with 24 cores capable of reaching a maximum frequency of 6 GHz, the Core i9-14900K first wins a brilliant victory on PassMark: it is indeed nothing less than the fastest single-core processor and can to surpass even the “special edition” Core i9-13900KS.

Taken down by Ryzen in multi-core

With its 4,939 points, it is the only one to tickle the threshold of 5,000 points while the Core i9-13900KS is at 4,769 points. The Core i9-13900K is at 4,666 points while the other brands are at 4,627 points (Apple A17 Pro) and 4,316 points (AMD Ryzen 9 7950X).

Intel Raptor Lake Refresh performance © Videocardz

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On the other hand, the results are less rosy in multi-core. First of all, while it has the same number of cores and has similar frequencies, the Core i9-13900KS clearly regains control due to its TDP at 150 watts (compared to 125 watts): it obtains 62,020 points when the Core i9-14900K must be satisfied with 59,384 points.

More embarrassing for Intel, its future spearhead is also struggling against AMD’s Ryzen 9 7950X. The latter keeps its crown (62,681 points) and the Core i9-14900K is still 5.3% behind. We will obviously see if independent tests on official chips confirm this discrepancy, but we will still have to wait until October 17.

Intel Raptor Lake Refresh specifications © Videocardz

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Note that this date only concerns a sample of the future Raptor Lake Refresh range, the six 125 watt models. Later, probably at the beginning of 2024, the range will be supplemented by 65 watt versions.

Source : VideoCardz

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