Intel Refresh of Raptor Lake costs 4% more
A new leak from a Canadian retailer confirms a 4% price hike across the new lineup.
A few weeks ago, PC Canada was among the first to list Intel’s upcoming desktop CPUs from the 14th Gen Core series. The prices displayed alongside these new CPUs indicated that the retailer anticipates customers will be paying, on average, about 4% more for the same models compared to their 13th Gen counterparts.
As we approach the imminent launch of the new series, it’s expected that pricing will gradually transition from the ‘placeholder era’ to something more concrete and reliable. In this context, another Canadian retailer, Canada Computers, has also posted listings for nearly the entire lineup, reflecting a similar average price increase.
Notably, these CPUs were not directly visible on the retailer’s page, but they would become accessible when users initiated searches for these specific CPU models. Among the six models, five were shown in this manner, complete with basic specifications confirmation and pricing (with a reminder that this is in CAD, not USD).
A quick check reveals that new SKUs are expected to see an increase ranging from 0% to 7%. Particularly noteworthy is the fact that the upcoming next-gen Core i5-14600KF is currently listed at the same price point as its predecessor, the 13600KF, at $399 CAD. Notably, not present is the Core i9-14900K model on this list.
Intel 13th Gen vs. 14th Gen Core pricing (CAD)
- Core i9-13900K → Core i9-14900K: $769 → (missing)
- Core i9-13900KF → Core i9-14900KF: $739 → $779 (+5%)
- Core i7-13700K → Core i7-14700K: $579 → $589 (+2%)
- Core i7-13700KF → Core i7-14700KF: $529 → $549 (+4%)
- Core i5-13600K → Core i5-14600K: $419 → $449 (+7%)
- Core i5-13600KF → Core i5-14600KF: $399 → $399 (+0%)
Intel is gearing up to unveil its latest desktop K-series on October 16th, with the official launch slated for the day after. Notably, the company has remained tight-lipped about pricing and detailed specifications during its recent Innovation event. Consequently, everything enthusiasts and tech observers have encountered over the past few months has largely been confined to the realm of unverified rumors and speculation.
Source: CanadaComputers (results are no longer showing).
Many thanks to Kithana for the tip!