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Intel 14th Gen Core is now listed by first retailers in Canada.
The forthcoming update to desktop CPUs, known as the 14th Gen Core series, has been officially listed by PC Canada. All six of the upcoming K and KF models are currently available for viewing, and the prices are only slightly higher than usual at this early stage.
It’s important to note that early pricing for unreleased hardware is typically a placeholder and subject to adjustment once the series is officially launched. However, Intel has a track record of providing this kind of information to large distributors and even major retailers well in advance of consumers and often before reviewers.
The latest confirmation regarding Intel’s next-gen CPU series comes from PC Canada, which has listed the new 14, 20, and 24-core models. These CPUs are priced between $415.99 and $833.99 CAD. A quick comparison with the current pricing of the 13th Gen Core series reveals that these initial prices are surprisingly not as high as one might have anticipated, with an average increase of only 4% or a range of 2% to 7%.
Intel 13th Gen vs. 14th Gen Core pricing
- Core i9-13900K → Core i9-14900K: $808.99 → $833.99 (+3%)
- Core i9-13900KF → Core i9-14900KF: $775.99 → $833.99 (+7%)
- Core i7-13700K → Core i7-14700K: $583.99 → $597.99 (+2%)
- Core i7-13700KF → Core i7-14700KF: $538.99 → $559.99 (+4%)
- Core i5-13600K → Core i5-14600K: $436.99 → $453.99 (+4%)
- Core i5-13600KF → Core i5-14600KF: $402.99 → $415.99 (+3%)
The listing appears to confirm some key specifications for the upcoming Intel Core processors: the Core i9-14900K is expected to feature a clock speed of 6 GHz and 24 cores, while the 14700K and 14600K series are anticipated to offer 20 cores at 5.6 GHz and 14 cores at 5.3 GHz, respectively.
Intel is gearing up for the launch of its 14th Gen K-series SKUs on October 17th, with the official announcement set to occur next week at the Innovation event. However, the company has not yet provided information regarding pricing and further details about the Refresh of its desktop CPU series.