Intel Core i9-13900K vs Future Core i9-14900K: What to Expect?
Intel has been releasing new generations of processors at a rapid pace, with the 12th Gen Alder Lake and 13th Gen Raptor Lake chips already available in the market. But what about the next-next-gen CPUs? What will Intel’s 14th Gen Meteor Lake bring to the table? And how will they compare to the current flagship desktop processor, the Core i9-13900K? In this blog post, we will try to answer these questions based on the available information and rumors.
What is Intel Core i9-13900K?
The Intel Core i9-13900K is the top-of-the-line desktop processor from Intel’s 13th Gen Raptor Lake family. It features a hybrid design with 24 cores (8 performance cores + 16 efficiency cores) and 32 threads. It has a base frequency of 3.0 GHz for performance cores and 2.2 GHz for efficiency cores, and can boost up to 5.8 GHz with Intel Thermal Velocity Boost (TVB). It also supports DDR5 memory up to 5600 MT/s and DDR4 memory up to 3200 MT/s.
The Core i9-13900K is based on Intel’s 7nm node (formerly known as Enhanced SuperFin), which offers improved power efficiency and performance compared to previous nodes. It also comes with an integrated graphics processor (IGP), the Intel UHD Graphics 770, which has 32 execution units (EUs) and can run up to 1.65 GHz.
The Core i9-13900K is compatible with the LGA1700 socket and requires a Z790 chipset motherboard. It has a TDP of 125 W, but can consume up to 253 W under maximum turbo power. The recommended customer price for this processor is $589-$599 .
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What is Intel Core i9-14900K?
The Intel Core i9-14900K is an upcoming desktop processor from Intel’s 14th Gen Meteor Lake family. It is expected to launch in late 2023 or early 2024. It will feature a tile design, which means that it will consist of different dies connected by Foveros 3D packaging technology. This will allow Intel to mix and match different process nodes and architectures on the same chip.
The Core i9-14900K will have three tiles: a compute die, an SOC-LP die, and a GPU die. The compute die will be based on Intel’s new Ocean Cove architecture, which will succeed Golden Cove as the high-performance core design. The SOC-LP die will be based on Gracemont architecture, which will continue as the low-power core design. The GPU die will be based on Xe HPG architecture, which will offer much better graphics performance than previous IGPs.
According to some rumors, the Core i9-14900K will have fewer cores than its predecessor, with only six performance cores and sixteen efficiency cores for a total of twenty-two cores. However, this may be compensated by higher clock speeds and IPC improvements from Ocean Cove. The base frequency for performance cores may be around 3.5 GHz, while efficiency cores may run at around 2.5 GHz. The boost frequency may reach up to 6 GHz or more with TVB.
The Core i9-14900K will also support DDR5 memory up to 6400 MT/s or higher,
and DDR4 memory up to 3600 MT/s or higher. It may also support PCIe Gen5 for faster storage devices, and Thunderbolt 5 for faster connectivity devices.
The Core i9-14900K will likely require a new socket, the LGA1800, and a new chipset, the Z890. It may have a similar TDP as its predecessor, around 125 W, but may consume more power under maximum turbo power, possibly over 300 W.
The expected price for this processor is unknown at this point, but it may be similar or slightly higher than its predecessor.