Intel Core i9-14900KF: Unleashing a 15% Performance Boost Over 13900K
Intel is gearing up to unveil its refreshed Raptor Lake CPU lineup in the upcoming week, and if the latest benchmark results are any indication, they might be poised to claim the top spot in terms of performance. Previous leaks had hinted at underwhelming improvements for the 14th-generation CPUs compared to their 13th-generation predecessors. However, fresh benchmark numbers for the flagship Core i9-14900KF paint a different picture, showcasing its dominance in both single and multi-core tests.
The most recent benchmark data, initially shared by a trusted hardware leaker OneRaichu on Twitter (though their account is currently locked), was retrieved and reported by Wccftech. These results feature a Core i9-14900KF running on a well-configured test bench, including an ASRock Z790 Taichi motherboard and a substantial 32GB of high-speed DDR5-7000 memory. It’s worth noting that previous Geekbench scores for this CPU were based on a different setup, utilizing a “balanced” power plan and DDR5-4800 memory, which likely limited its performance. The disparity is evident in the new numbers, which establish this CPU as the fastest mainstream option currently available.
In Geekbench 6, the Core i9-14900KF achieves a single-core score of 3,347, compared to 3,121 from the previous leak. This underlines the significant impact of memory speed on performance. More impressively, it outperforms the 13900K by 13% and even surpasses AMD’s flagship Ryzen 9 7950X CPU by 15% in single-core performance. When it comes to multi-core performance, the chip scores 23,051, which is 15% higher than the 13900K and a substantial 20% faster than the Ryzen CPU. These figures represent a significant performance leap.
In Geekbench 5, the results remain consistent, indicating that Intel’s 14th Gen CPUs, or at least the flagship model, are off to a promising start in early tests. Much of this advantage can be attributed to the 14900K’s impressive maximum boost clock of 6GHz, which is 200MHz higher than its predecessor and was previously only available in the KS version of the CPU. This also raises the possibility of a 14900KS variant that could push performance even further, though it remains to be seen if it can maintain stability at such high clock speeds.
Intel is set to officially unveil its 14th generation Raptor Lake CPUs next week at its Innovation event, which begins on Tuesday morning. This event promises to bring a wealth of new information from the company, as it’s also expected to introduce its brand-new Meteor Lake architecture to the world.