HWMonitor is ready for Raptor Lake Refresh
The monitoring software brings support for unreleased Intel CPUs.
HWMonitor, developed by the same team behind CPU-Z, is a standalone application that takes information reporting a step further. It enables users to monitor voltages, temperatures, and fan speeds on Windows-based systems. This lightweight and straightforward tool, unlike HWINFO or AIDA64, doesn’t include unnecessary benchmarks and sophisticated tests.
For those seeking a monitoring solution for voltages, temperatures, and fan speeds, HWMonitor, particularly the latest 1.52 version released this month, should be a preferred choice. This version introduces support for Intel’s latest Raptor Lake Refresh SKUs, specifically the following:
- Core i9-14900K/KF (24 cores)
- Core i7-14700K/KF (20 cores)
- Core i5-14600K/KF (14 cores)
This confirmation, coming from the creators of CPU-Z, strongly indicates that the Core i7-14700K indeed features 20 cores, while there is no change in core count for the Core i5 and i9 models. But that’s not all. The software update also includes support for Intel’s Core 3/5/7 and Core Ultra 5/7/9 series, known as Meteor Lake and Raptor Lake Refresh (some mobile SKUs are said to use Intel’s new naming schema).
In addition, the update also highlights support for AMD’s upcoming Radeon RX 7800 XT and RX 7700 GPUs, scheduled for release in just four days. It’s worth noting that CPU-Z does not yet support Raptor Lake Refresh. The latest update for CPU-Z dates back to May, but one can reasonably expect the main application to follow HWMonitor shortly with an update to accommodate Intel’s new CPU series.