Intel’s Core i9-14900K “Raptor Lake Refresh” CPU leaked on Geekbench ahead of launch

The next generation CPUs are expected to be announced later this month.


  • The leak confirms some of Intel’s upcoming Raptor Lake Refresh CPU, including 24 cores and 32 threads for the flagship Core i9-14900K.
  • The Geekbench listing shows mixed results, with higher single-core scores but lower multi-core scores compared to the previous chip.
  • Possible reasons for the low increase include a small data set, non-optimized motherboards, and the use of a balanced power plan for testing. Final pricing will not be disclosed.

Intel is expected to launch its Raptor Lake Refresh CPU line later this month, and the latest leak has already revealed more details about it. Earlier this year, a report is believed to have revealed three unlocked K-Series Raptor Lake Refresh SKUs, including the Core i9-14900K, i7-14700K, and i5-14600K. Now, a new leak seems to confirm some of the downloads and gives us some insight into the performance of the flagship SKU – Core i9-14900K.

According to the Geekbench listing (via BenchLeaks), the i9-14900K will have 24 cores and 32 threads, including 8 Performance cores and 16 Efficient cores. The listings also show that the chip scored 3,140 points on the single benchmark and 19,134 points on the multi-core test in Geekbench 6.1. While the former is better than the Core i9-13900K’s score, the latter is lower than the former chip, which managed to score more than 21,000 points in a multi-core benchmark last year.

While the Raptor Lake Refresh is expected to be a slight improvement over the 13th-gen Raptor Lake lineup, the mid-range drop in the top chip is not expected. That said, there are a number of problems that could lead to interesting events. First, the data for the Core i9-14900K is small, which means that the results may be incorrect. Secondly, unoptimized motherboards can also spoil many benchmarks, and it is not immediately clear whether the BIOSTAR Z790A-SILVER motherboard used in the benchmark system is optimized for a chip that has not yet been released. Finally, the testbed used a ‘Balanced’ power system when running the benchmark, which would have further limited the chip’s true capabilities, especially in multi-mode testing.

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According to the Sketchy benchmark, the Core i9-14900K is expected to have 36 MB of L3 Smart Cache and a 125W base TDP (253W PL2). It is also expected to have a base frequency of 3.19GHz and a 6GHz maximum frequency with Intel’s Thermal Velocity Boost. A recent leak also suggested that the chip may be more expensive than its predecessor, but the final price will only be revealed later this month by Intel.

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