Intel Core i7-14700K Benchmarks: Raptor Lake Refresh Roars with Power

by Shumail Ali
Intel Core i7 14700K Benchmarks

Latest leaks reveal Intel’s new Core i7-14700K Raptor Lake Refresh CPU compared to the Core i7-13700K. Shared by Bilibili’s -T小白-, these benchmarks hint at potential performance improvements and enhancements in Intel’s upcoming chip.

A Sneaky Title and Clever BIOS Trickery

To dodge any embargo or NDA issues, -T小白- gave the leaked video a crafty title: “13700K SUPER PRO MAX PLUS ULTRA OC.” Also, there’s a BIOS trick at play where the chip is shown as “Core i7-13700KS.” But, in reality, it’s the Core i7-14700K, confirmed by the clear 8 P-Core and 12 E-Core setup visible in CPU-z.

Intel Core i7-14700K Series of Leaks

This isn’t the first time we’re catching glimpses of the Intel Core i7-14700K. The journey began back in July with the initial leaked benchmarks, revealing a potential 15% performance improvement with an ES SKU (Engineering Sample).

Subsequent leaks showcased the chip pushing boundaries, reaching a blistering 6.3 GHz on an MSI Z690 motherboard. The Core i7-14700K even shared the spotlight with its i9 sibling in the BAPCo database, presenting additional benchmarks for the curious eyes.

Intel Core i7-14700K Specs Overview

The Core i7-14700K boasts an 8+12 core configuration, translating to an impressive 20 cores and 28 threads. This significant upgrade from the Core i7-13700K’s 8+8 core setup promises enhanced multi-threaded performance, courtesy of the extra E-Cores.

With 33 MB of smart cache (compared to 30 MB in the Core i7-13700K), clock speeds ranging from 3.4 GHz base to an impressive 5.6 GHz with TBMT3, and a 200 MHz boost over the 13700K, we’re looking at potential performance improvements of around 5-10% for this SKU.

FeaturesCore i7-14700KCore i7-13700KCore i7-12700K
Cores (P+E)20 (8+12)16 (8+8)12 (8+4)
Boost Clock5.6 GHz5.4 GHz5.0 GHz
L3 Cache33 MB30 MB25 MB
Power (W)125W125W125W

Intel Core i7-14700K Benchmarks

Let’s dive into the benchmarks. In CPU-z tests, the Core i7-14700K shines, boasting a 20% surge in multi-threaded performance and a 4% improvement in single-threaded tests compared to its predecessor.

Cinebench R23 confirms the multi-threaded lead at 15%, while the single-core lead remains steady at 4%. This uptick aligns with the 16.6% increase in thread count and the added boost from the extra cores.


CPU-z BenchmarksSingle CoreMulti Core
Intel Core i9-13900K89917k
AMD Ryzen 9 7950X78915.8k
AMD Ryzen 9 7950X3D78015k
Intel Core i7-14700K90915k
Intel Core i7-13700K88812.4k

Noteworthy is the chip’s prowess in maintaining a 5.6 GHz boost across two cores, with all-core frequencies hitting 5.5 GHz for P-Cores and 4.3 GHz for E-Cores. These figures mark a commendable 200 MHz and 100 MHz jump over the i7-13700K, respectively.

BenchmarkCore i7-14700K
CPU-z Multi-Threaded14992.8
CPU-z Single-Threaded909.7
Cinebench R23 Multi15% increase
Cinebench R23 Single4% increase
AIDA64 Power (W)260.54

However, it’s important to note that this performance enhancement comes at a cost. The chip demonstrates a 30W higher power consumption during stress tests in AIDA64, with 260.54W compared to its predecessor’s 231.29W. As hinted during Computex, the Raptor Lake Refresh series appears to deliver modest gains in performance, accompanied by an uptick in power consumption.

Raptor Lake Refresh: More Power, More Capabilities

The Raptor Lake Refresh lineup continues the architecture and process node of its predecessor, Raptor Lake. These new chips keep the Raptor Cove P-Cores and Gracemont E-Cores, using the Intel 7 process node (also known as 10nm++).

Clock speeds go beyond 6.0 GHz, supporting faster DDR5 memory DIMMs, showcasing the CPUs’ potential.

However, this performance gain results in notably higher power consumption, approaching 300W. It’s important to note that these chips are compatible with existing LGA 1700 / 1800 Socket motherboards.

Intel Core i7-14700K Gaming Performance

Gaming enthusiasts will be intrigued by the gaming performance tests conducted on the Core i7-14700K. Titles like CS: GO, PUBG, Genshin Impact, and a Chinese MMO were put to the test.

Intel-Core-i7-14700K-CPU-CS GO Benchmarks

While results show performance within the margin of error, the true litmus test awaits—a face-off against the Ryzen 7 7800X3D.

CSGO (1080P / Max / RTX 4090):

  • Core i7-14700K (DDR5-8000C34) – 979 FPS (AVG) / 263 (Min)
  • Core i7-13700K (DDR5-8000C34) – 978 FPS (AVG) / 265 (Min)
  • Core i7-14700K (DDR5-5600C46) – 880 FPS (AVG) / 229 (Min)
  • Core i7-13700K (DDR5-5600C46) – 862 FPS (AVG) / 212 (Min)

PUBG (1080P / Max / RTX 4090):

  • Core i7-14700K (DDR5-8000C34) – 197 FPS (AVG) / 170 (Min)
  • Core i7-13700K (DDR5-8000C34) – 198 FPS (AVG) / 168 (Min)
  • Core i7-14700K (DDR5-5600C46) – 149 FPS (AVG) / 115 (Min)
  • Core i7-13700K (DDR5-5600C46) – 153 FPS (AVG) / 123 (Min)

This formidable contender is currently making waves in the gaming PC market, offering remarkable value. The Intel Core i7-14700K aims to strike a balance between gaming efficiency, superior multi-threaded performance, and its notable power consumption and heat output.

Intel Core i7-14700K Release Date

Intel’s new Raptor Lake Refresh 14th Gen CPUs are almost here, set to be revealed at Innovation 23. The leaked benchmarks give us a sneak peek into what Intel has in store. The Core i7-14700K seems to offer better performance, but it might come at the cost of higher power use.

News Source: -T小白

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