It had been a couple of weeks or three that the leaks around the next generation of Intel Core processors, and now we have received what seems to be the definitive leak: its release date. The new processors Intel Raptor Lake Refresh They were going to be launched, according to rumors, in the middle of next month and this new leak only confirms these rumors, which have turned out to be true. We tell you everything below.
The new Intel Raptor Lake Refresh processors are, as their name suggests, a “tune-up” or “facelift” of the current generation, and even so they will be known as the Intel Core 14. According to the aforementioned leaks that we have seen during the past weeks, in principle we are going to find six new models (two Core i9, two Core i7 and two Core i5) but later all the others that will make up this new generation will arrive.
Intel Raptor Lake Refresh release date
The source of this news indicates that the origin of this leak is from industry sources, something that in reality anyone could say; However, the fact that it was published by whoever did it does give us some confidence that the information is reliable. In any case, they have established that the official launch of the new Intel Raptor Lake Refresh processors is next October 17, 2023, at which time they will not only officially arrive but we will be able to buy them in stores.
From what the source says, Intel has imposed another embargo that is a little more strange regarding these Raptor Lake Refresh, and although the official launch is on October 17 at 3:00 p.m. Spanish time, there is another embargo just 24 hours before in terms of advertising, so it is likely that although the sale and reviews cannot occur until the 17th, the day before we already have official confirmation about all the members of this new family of processors.
It must be taken into account that in principle this release date is only for six processorsspecifically the K and KF series of the Core i9-14900K, Core i7-14700K and Core i5-14600K along with their respective KF variants (the difference is that the KFs do not have integrated graphics). All of these processors are unlocked for overclocking and have a 125W TDPbut it is expected that versions without K with a TDP of 65 watts will arrive later.
|Core i9-14900K||Core i7-14700K||Core i5-14600K|
|Thermal Velocity Boost Frequency||6GHz||N/A||N/A|
|Maximum P-Cores Frequency||5.7GHz||5.5GHz||5.3GHz|
|Maximum E-Cores Frequency||4.4GHz||4.3GHz||4GHz|
|Intel Smart Cache||36MB||33MB||24MB|
Intel is expected to take advantage of the Innovation 2023 event that will take place on September 19 to officially present these new processors, although it is also expected to be the stage in which they tell us about the Core 100 Ultra range for mobile phones (Meteor Lake), as well as more news in its family of dedicated Intel Arc graphics cards. We’ll see what happens in the end since, as we always say, for now we are only dealing with rumors and leaks, so until Intel takes the final step and provides official information, nothing is confirmed.