Intel Core i7-14700KF paired with a refreshed Z790 motherboard
It doesn’t get any ‘next-gen’ in Intel’s word than this.
At Geekbench, a popular source for CPU performance data, there appears to be a new benchmark showcasing Intel’s upcoming 14th Generation CPUs. Among these, the Core i7-14700K and 14700KF models are particularly intriguing, as they are expected to bring the most notable improvements over the 13th Gen series, mainly due to an increase in core count.
The updated Geekbench software now has the capability to detect individual CPU core clusters, revealing that the 14700KF model features an unusual configuration with 8 P-Cores and 12 E-Cores. Additionally, it is reported to have a boost clock of 5.5 GHz (officially it should be 5.6 GHz). Although further examination of detailed Geekbench JSON output indicates that the CPU has actually achieved higher clock speeds, reaching up to 5.98 GHz. This suggests that the CPU may have been overclocked, either manually or through BIOS settings, a feature that aligns with what MSI is rumored to offer.
The CPU in question was subjected to testing on a Gigabyte Z790 AORUS Master X motherboard, which is part of the newly refreshed Z790 series designed specifically to accommodate the 14th Generation Core series processors. These motherboards are tailored to support this new generation of CPUs right out of the box, and they even showcase their compatibility by handling up to 48GB of memory, likely in the form of a 2x 24GB kit.
In the conducted test, the CPU achieved a score of 3097 points in the single-core benchmark and an impressive 21196 points in the multi-core test. It’s important to note that comparing these results to those of the Core i7-13700K may not yield meaningful data due to the fact that the CPU being tested was overclocked, as previously mentioned.
Intel has yet to officially confirm the release date for its upcoming lineup of LGA1700 CPUs. However, it is confirmed that the new desktop CPU lineup is scheduled to launch on October 17th.
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