Intel's upcoming Core i5-14600K Raptor Lake Refresh CPU has been spotted running on a Z790 platform.
The Intel 14th Gen Core i5-14600K CPU offers 14 cores, boosts up to 5.3 GHz and is compatible with both 600/700 series motherboards
In an image posted by HXL (@9550pro), we can see Intel's 14th generation Core i5-14600K that will be part of the Raptor Lake-S Refresh Desktop CPU family running on a Z790 platform. The processor runs on a Gigabyte Z790 Gaming X AX motherboard using the F5 BIOS, which is one of the latest BIOS releases that enabled support for Intel's 14th generation CPU family. There is a newer F6 BIOS as well.
The specifications of the Intel Core i5-14600K CPU are simple. You will get a total of 6 P cores (12 threads) and 8 E cores (8 threads) for a total of 14 cores and 20 threads. The cores are once again based on the same 10ESF process node and use the Raptor Cove & Gracemont core architecture. The chip provides 24 MB of L3 cache and 20 MB of L2 cache. The CPU runs at a base clock speed of 3.5 GHz and boosts up to 5.3 GHz (over a single core).
As you can see from the specs above, the Core i5-14600K and Core i5-13600K are largely identical, with the only difference being the higher clocks. The Core i5-14600K may seem like a nice boost for users upgrading from a 12th generation Core i5 chip, and they can also expect a similar price.
In the Core Temp application we can see that the chip is idling in the mid 30's while the maximum temperature reached between 50-60C. No information about cooling equipment or type of load to which the CPU was subjected is mentioned. The Intel Core i5-14600K will be among the trio of chips released this quarter for the 14th generation CPU family. We recently got to see the very first benchmarks for Core i9-14900K and Core i7-14700K CPUs which you can check out here.
As for the launch, the Intel Core i5-14600K and the other three unlocked chips will be unveiled at the Innovation 2023 event next month, while the Non-K series will follow after that. All CPUs will be compatible with existing LGA 1700 motherboards, but you will need to update the BIOS.
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