Intel 14th Gen Core “Raptor Lake Refresh” reportedly launches between October 17 to 23

Published: Jul 8th 2023, 19:06 GMT   Comments

Please note that this post is tagged as a rumor.

Intel 14th Gen Core desktop launch mid-October

A Chinese media outlet called Enthusiastic Citizen (ECSM), which has a track record of leaking CPU makers’ plans before they go public, claims that Intel is planning to launch its 14th Gen Core series in mid-October.

ECSM even specifies that the launch will happen in the 42nd week of this year, which falls between October 17 and October 23. This is supposedly based on Intel roadmaps that have not been released yet.

The launch schedule will follow the usual pattern of splitting Core-K and non-K models, which has been the norm for Intel desktop CPUs for the past few years. The latter are expected to launch in the first week of 2024, so one can probably anticipate another CES launch.

As for platform support, the Refresh will obviously work with all existing LGA1700 motherboards that have the latest BIOS, except for one processor. The upcoming Core i7-14700K is said to use a new configuration of 8 Performance and 12 Efficient cores, which might need a new firmware.

Intel Core 14/15 series rumors, Source: ECSM/Bilibili

ECSM also mentions the next-gen desktop platform called Arrow Lake. This architecture will bring a real update for the Intel desktop series with entirely new designs and a different socket (likely LGA-1851). The report lists Intel Z890, B860 and H810 motherboard chipsets as possible options, with no plans for the H870 chipset this time. This would mean that Intel has matched its consumer Core product naming and platform with AMD: Core 3/5/7/9 vs. Ryzen 3/5/7/9 and Z890/B860/H810 vs. X670/B650/B620.

Interestingly, the same media reported last year that the 13th Gen Core “Raptor Lake” would launch in mid-October, after a planned September reveal. This turned out to be true, and enthusiasts may now feel a sense of familiarity, as Intel seems to follow a nearly identical yearly update cycle with the Refresh.

RUMORED Intel Desktop CPU Roadmap
VideoCardzAlder LakeRaptor LakeRaptor Lake RefreshArrow LakePanther Lake
Launch DateQ4 2021Q4 2022Q4 202320242025
CPU NodeIntel 7Intel 7Intel 7Intel 20A/TSMC 3nmTBC
CPU Core Count8P+8E8P+16E8P+16E8P+32E8P+16E
Big Core µArchGolden CoveRaptor CoveRaptor CoveLion CoveCougar Cove
Small Core µArch GracemontGracemontGracemontSkymontSkymont
Graphics µArchXe-LPXe-LPXe-LPXe-LPGTBC
Intel 600/700
Intel 600/700
Intel 600/700
Intel 800
Intel 800
Memory SupportDDR4-3200
PCIe GenPCIe 5.0PCIe 5.0PCIe 5.0PCIe 5.0PCIe 5.0
Core Series12th Gen Core13th Gen Core14th Gen CoreIntel Core-NextIntel Core-Next

Source: ECSM

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