According to a reliable source, Intel will launch the first Raptor Lake Refresh chips for desktop PCs in the 42nd week of this year. A quick Google look reveals that this period he is from October 16th to 22nd, 2023. Unsurprisingly, the first batch of desktop Intel 14th Gen Core processors claimed to be ready for launch will be unlocked parts with a ‘K’ suffix. .Chinese ECSM_Official He added that he expects the mainstream non-K chip to launch in the first week of 2024, possibly coinciding with its unveiling at CES in Las Vegas.
If you’re a regular reader of ECSM_Official, you may know him by the name of his long, humorous tech vlogs, “Citizen Enthusiasm.” He’s had an excellent track record with regards to Intel leaks in recent years and provided us with some of the first his Core i5-13600K benchmarks and his Raptor Lake launch date and sales originally around this time last year. revealed the day In fact, his RPL availability forecast last year was just 2-3 days off him. Perhaps that’s why he specified a date range this time.
Going back to the latest leaks, Enthusiastic Citizen has detailed not only the release date, but also specific SKU, motherboard and BIOS information. The intro mentions availability dates for the ‘K’ processors being October 16-22, 2023 and the mainstream multiplier locking desktop processor’s date being his first week of 2024. Additionally, Enthusiastic Citizen points out that the Core i7 14700K will show one of the biggest changes we’ll see in the refresh. Perhaps this desktop chip will offer an entirely new configuration of 8P+12E, he said. This is 8 performance cores and 12 efficiency cores. This is in contrast to his Core i7 13700K which is 8P+8E.
With the more dramatic changes represented by the Core i7 14700K, buyers of this chip will very likely require a BIOS update to prepare their existing socket LGA1700 PC systems, says Enthusiastic Citizen. . However, for the rest of the Raptor Lake Refresh, he suggests that his existing BIOS files will probably work without the update.
Other leaked news nuggets shared by ECSM include:
- Intel is preparing Z890, B860 and H810 chipset motherboards for Arrow Lake CPUs, but not H870 boards.
- AMD’s Storm Peak Threadripper processors are expected to launch in the fourth quarter of this year with two new chipsets
- AMD unlikely to launch CPUs based on Zen 5 architecture this year
As with leaked news and unofficial sources, please add a little salt to the product details and launch date predictions above. The latest official news about the Raptor Lake Refresh came somewhat sidelined from Intel’s presentation in China and was shared on the company’s official Bilibili account. Intel has very confusing coverage of its next-gen chips with a new naming/branding scheme and a mix of different architectures between desktop, mobile and mobile SKUs…