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Intel Launches Intel Core 14th Gen Desktop Processors for Enthusiasts

Oct. 19 Editor’s Note: While some processors in the Intel Core 14th Gen processor family will include support for Thunderbolt 5, Intel Core 14th Gen desktop processors, specifically, will not support it. The Intel Core 14th Gen launch announcement incorrectly said, “Intel Core 14th Gen desktop processors include support for … upcoming Thunderbolt 5 wired connectivity – supporting up to 80 Gbps of bi-directional bandwidth.” Intel will share additional details on Intel Core 14th Gen CPUs that support Thunderbolt 5 at a later date.

What’s New: Today, Intel launched the new Intel® Core™ 14th Generation desktop processor family, led by the Intel® Core™ i9-14900K. This latest-generation desktop processor family includes six new unlocked desktop processors at launch, delivering up to 24 cores and 32 threads and up to 6 GHz of frequency right out of the box. Additionally, the Intel® Core™ i7-14700K arrives with 20 cores and 28 threads thanks to four more Efficient-cores (E-cores) compared with the prior generation. And Intel’s Extreme Tuning Utility (XTU) now features the new AI Assist feature, bringing one-click AI-guided overclocking to select unlocked Intel Core 14th Gen desktop processors.

Why It Matters: The role of the CPU in gaming and creating has never been more important. Intel Core 14th Gen desktop processors – powered by Intel’s advanced performance hybrid architecture – give PC enthusiasts the compute performance they need without compromising user workflow.

At the top of the Intel Core 14th Gen desktop processor stack, the i9-14900K – the world’s fastest desktop processor with 6 GHz speeds right out of the box – gives gamers the edge they need to stay on top. And with 25% more cores in the i7-14700K, creators will enjoy significant performance gains in their multi-threaded workloads. Combined with the world’s best overclocking experience and compatibility with existing 600/700-series motherboards, Intel Core 14th Gen desktop processors deliver the computing power and performance enthusiasts require.

About the World’s Best Desktop Experience: With faster clock speeds up and down the processor stack – led by the flagship i9-14900K’s 6 GHz turbo frequencies – the Intel Core 14th Gen desktop processor family powers the world’s best desktop experience for enthusiasts5.

Intel’s advanced performance hybrid architecture continues to deliver the compute performance enthusiasts demand in their day-to-day workflows:

- The Ultimate Gaming Platform: Intel Core 14th Gen processors power an immersive gaming experience with up to 23% gaming performance uplift compared to leading competitor processors, while new gaming-focused features like Intel® Application Optimization (APO) ensure better-than-ever application threading alongside existing Intel® Thread Director application thread scheduling6,7.
- Continued Overclocking Leadership: Intel Core 14th Gen unlocked processors continue to offer an unparalleled overclocking experience for everyone – from experts to beginners2. Latest-generation unlocked desktop processors now include the new Intel® XTU AI Assist feature for AI guided overclocking, as well as support for DDR5 XMP speeds well beyond 8,000 megatransfers/second (MT/S).
- Best-in-Class Connectivity: Intel’s latest desktop processor family comes equipped with integrated support for Wi-Fi 6/6E and Bluetooth® 5.3, as well as discrete support for new Wi-Fi 7 and Bluetooth 5.4 wireless technologies8.
- Compatibility with 600/700-series Chipsets: Intel Core 14th Gen desktop processors remain compatible with both Intel 600 and 700 series chipsets, giving enthusiasts the ability to easily upgrade their existing systems and enjoy latest-generation gaming and creator performance.

When It is Available: Intel Core 14th Gen desktop processors will be available at retail outlets and via OEM partner systems starting Oct. 17, 2023.”

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