Intel recently released a new, or updated, generation of desktop processors. So called Raptor Lake Refresh chips that seem to rank in the 14th generation, though they use the same architecture as their 13th generation predecessors, brings a minimal shift in performance, which is caused by the increase in frequencies (in certain cases, there is a higher increase in performance due to the addition of efficient cores). But as usual, the true flagship for the most demanding users is yet to be announced.
The driving force behind the desktop Raptor Lake Refresh is the Intel Core i9-14900K processor, which has 24 cores, 32 threads and operates at a frequency of 6.0 GHz. But a special edition of it should be released in the coming weeks/months Core i9-14900KSwhich also this time takes the beats to an even higher level.
The Core i9-14900KS is expected to be with its 6.2GHz frequency the fastest processor designed for client desktop computers. At the same time, it should also be a desktop CPU intended for regular users (i.e. not for data centers), which boasts the highest frequency ever.
This processor was mentioned by an AnandTech server forum user going by the name igor_kavinskim, spotted in an Israeli store catalog PCOnline.
We cannot directly confirm whether the information in the e-shop is based on real information received from Intel itself, but the very fact that the processor will be able to work at 6.2 GHz seems quite plausible.
So some Intel resellers and partners may already have details of the Core i9-14900KS available, but it’s very likely embargoed. Next however, a possible variant is that PCOnline guesses the CPU frequency based on the entire Raptor Lake Refresh getting a 200MHz clock boost compared to the previous generation. We’ll just have to wait for more details…
Source: Intel/x-comIntel will not increase the price of 14th generation processors at all, according to the leaker