The primary rumored specs on Intel’s Raptor Lake refresh, aka the brand new Core 14000-series CPUs, are right here, and based on this SWEclocker report (through Videocardz), the large winners this fall are going to be finances gaming desktop builders. 

The Raptor Lake refresh shouldn’t be thought of a brand new CPU technology however somewhat an update for the present Core i9, i7, i5, and i3 13000-series. Primarily based on the leaked info, probably the most important and intriguing update shall be seen within the Core i5 14440F, which is alleged to be getting an elevated core rely.

The Intel Core i5 13400F was already our favourite finances gaming CPU, with 10 cores and 16 threads. Our evaluate praised its gaming efficiency and aggressive value of slightly below $300. It is a improbable alternative for system builders trying to save money. 

If the rumor holds true, we will anticipate the arrival of the Core i5 14400F refresh with a considerable enhance to twenty threads. Though it’s going to nonetheless have six Efficiency cores, it’s going to now function eight Environment friendly cores, doubling the rely in comparison with the i5 13400F.

The remaining CPUs within the 14000-series may even obtain modest upgrades. The Core i9 14900K shouldn’t be anticipated to have extra cores than its predecessor, the Core i9 13900K, however it’s going to boast larger clock speeds. As for the Core i7 14700K, it’s going to see a rise to twenty cores and 28 threads, based on the rumor.

Beforehand, AMD has employed this technique of accelerating core counts when the competitors is not, and Intel appears to have taken a cue.  We have already seen how AMD is quietly smashing Intel within the cell chip game with its Zen 4-based 7000-series cell processors; it is good to see Intel taking a stab at it enhancing its standing within the finances CPU market.