24 Cores, 32 Threads @3.2GHz, Raptor Lake.
Release date: Q4 2023.

24 Cores, 32 Threads @3.0GHz, Raptor Lake.
Release date: Q4 2022.

Real World Speed
Performance profile from 61,415 user samples
12,283 User Benchmarks
Great bench: 137% Base clock 3.2 GHz, turbo 5.65 GHz (avg)
Poor bench: 125% Base clock 3.2 GHz, turbo 4.8 GHz (avg)
Poor: 125% Great: 137%
SPEED RANK: 4th / 1459
Gaming 131%
Desktop 130%
Workstation 174%
49,132 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 135% Base clock 3 GHz, turbo 5.6 GHz (avg)
Worst Bench: 123% Base clock 3 GHz, turbo 3.5 GHz (avg)
Poor: 123% Great: 135%
SPEED RANK: 8th / 1459
Gaming 129%
Desktop 128%
Workstation 170%
Effective Speed
Effective CPU Speed
131 % +2% 129 %
Avg. Memory Latency
83.6 Pts 85.1 Pts +2%
Avg. Single Core Speed
239 Pts +3% 232 Pts
Avg. Dual Core Speed
475 Pts +3% 460 Pts
Avg. Quad Core Speed
946 Pts +3% 918 Pts
Avg. Octa Core Speed
1822 Pts +5% 1739 Pts
OC Memory Latency
94.7 Pts 94.9 Pts +0%
OC Single Core Speed
250 Pts +3% 243 Pts
OC Dual Core Speed
495 Pts +4% 478 Pts
OC Quad Core Speed
961 Pts +2% 939 Pts
OC Octa Core Speed
1911 Pts +4% 1839 Pts
Market Share
Based on 68,250,644 CPUs tested
Market Share
Market Share (trailing 30 days)
0.87 % 0.98 % Higher market share.
Value For Money
108 % 115 % Slightly better value.
User Rating
UBM User Rating
74 % 87 % More popular.
Price (score)
$547 $417 Cheaper.
9 Months Much more recent.
20 Months
Thermal Design Power (TDP)
125 Watts 125 Watts
CPU Processing Cores
24 cores 24 cores
CPU Processing Threads
32 threads 32 threads
Manufacturing process
10 nm 10 nm
Base Clock
Base Clock Speed
3.2 GHz Slightly faster base frequency.
3 GHz
Turbo Clock
Turbo Clock Speed
6 GHz +3% 5.8 GHz
OC Multi Core Speed
4535 Pts +3% 4394 Pts
Avg. Multi Core Speed
4231 Pts +2% 4164 Pts
CPU Architecture
Raptor Lake Raptor Lake
Motherboard Socket
Integrated Graphics
UHD 770 UHD 770

This CPU is incredibly well-placed for a refresh. The i9 14900k(640 euros) offers similar performance to the i9 13900KS(800 Euros) while being available for much less money. The new gen motherboards are also much better. So if you were thinking about getting the 13th gen i9 then the 14th gen is a no-brainer since it offers flawless performance for both gaming and productivity tasks. This is especially true since AMD's "equivalent" 7950x3d is haunted by software bugs and "features" such as needing to have Xbox game bar open 24/7 and having their motherboards overvolt and kill the CPUs. [Oct '23 MrNukes]


Intel’s 13th gen. Raptor Lake CPUs offer around 10% faster gaming and 45% faster multi-core performance than their predecessors. The new CPUs are compatible with DDR4 memory and Z690/B660 ($150) motherboards. New high-end gaming builders need look no further than the 13600K. The 13600K beats AMD’s flagship 7950X in gaming and almost matches the 7900X in multi-core performance. Extreme workstation users may find value in the 13700K or 13900K. Gamers on a tight budget can save $40 USD with a 13600KF which is a 13600K without integrated graphics. Although Ryzen 7000 has weaker multi-core, weaker single-core, higher platform costs and higher unit prices AMD have a 3D joker up their sleeve (7800X3D est. 2023). Via “Advanced Marketing” on youtube, forums, reddit, and twitter AMD will demonstrate that their upcoming CPU is the “best in the world” and offer “proof” by way of a small handful of obscure workloads. Games that few people play e.g. (Factorio, SotTR) will be cherry picked, video footage of the gameplay/settings won’t be provided and frame drops will be conveniently ignored. This playbook has easily outsold Intel in recent years but with every overhyped release, consumers lose trust in AMD. Based on social media/press coverage, you would never guess that the combined market share for all of AMD’s Radeon 5000 and 6000 GPUs amongst PC gamers is just 2.12% (Steam stats). Meanwhile Nvidia’s RTX 2060 alone accounts for a whopping 5.03%. Largely thanks to marketing incompetence, Intel is existentially motivated to deliver material annual performance improvements. Consumers can look forward to Meteor Lake (14th gen) in less than a years time. [Oct '22 CPUPro]


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