Intel Core i9-14900KF Shatters Records in Single-Core Speed Test

by Jack Prosser
Intel Core i9-14900KF PassMark

Intel’s Innovation event this week brought some exciting revelations about the tech giant’s future CPU lineup. With new manufacturing technologies Intel Core i9-14900KF CPU is stealing the show of performance. In a recent PassMark benchmark test, this upcoming CPU claimed the title of the fastest single-core CPU ever, outpacing its predecessor and the competition.

Breaking Down the Numbers

The Core i9-14900KF underwent testing in the PassMark benchmark, achieving a remarkable feat by solidly surpassing the performance of the Core i9-13900K by 3.5%. What’s impressive is that this performance boost comes with the same core configuration of 24 cores and 32 threads.

The secret lies in the clock speeds; the revamped 14th Gen CPU achieves an impressive 11.6GHz, marking a significant leap from its predecessor’s 5.8GHz clock speed. Previously, such high frequencies were reserved for the exclusive 13900KS, designed primarily for one-off benchmarks to showcase Intel’s overclocking prowess.

Single-Core Performance on PassMark

Intel Core i9-14900KF Single Thread Performance

Intel’s Core i9-14900KF’s debut on the single-core performance charts is nothing short of spectacular. The CPU not only outpaces its own lineage but also leaves the competition in the dust. AMD’s flagship Ryzen 9 7950X, for example, doesn’t make an appearance on the single-core leaderboard until a distant 13th place. The top four PCs in single thread performance on PassMark belongs to Intel.

Multi-Core Competition

Intel excels in single-core performance but contends fiercely with AMD in multi-core capabilities. In multi-core performance, the Core i9-14900KF lags slightly behind the 13900K and even surrenders the top position to AMD’s Ryzen 9 7950X, which currently reigns as the fastest multi-core consumer CPU in the PassMark test. This highlights the enduring rivalry for CPU supremacy between these two tech giants.

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Intel Core i9-14900KF Release Date and Specifications

Although Intel kept these CPUs under wraps at the recent event, the company is expected to reveal its 14th Generation CPUs in the coming weeks, with leaks pointing to an official release in October. Whether this release will involve a paper launch or if reviews will be readily available is still uncertain. Here is specs sheet of upcoming processor:

Feature Details
Processor Intel Core i9-14900KF
Cores 24 (8P + 16E)
Threads 32
Base clock speed 3.2 GHz
Boost clock speed 6.0 GHz (TVB)
L3 cache 36 MB
TDP 125 W

These CPUs may not appeal to those already invested in 13th Gen Intel processors. These upcoming CPUs represent more than just a performance boost; they mark the end of an era. They will be the final CPUs compatible with socket LGA 1700 and the last monolithic CPU from Intel.

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The company is gearing up for a transition into the future with disaggregated designs, starting with Meteor Lake for laptops and Arrow Lake for desktops, slated for the latter half of 2024.

News Source: PassMark

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