September 28, 2023

A reputable supply has indicated that Intel will launch the primary Raptor Lake Refresh chips for desktop PCs throughout week 42 this 12 months. A fast Google reveals that this timeframe spans from October 16 to 22, 2023. Unsurprisingly, the primary batch of Intel 14th Gen Core processors for desktops that are claimed to be in line for launch would be the unlocked ‘Ok’ suffixed components. China’s ECSM_Official provides that he expects the mainstream non-Ok chips to launch within the first week of 2024, most likely timed for publicity on the CES in Las Vegas.

Common readers may know ECSM_Official by his longer, and extra humorous, tech vlog moniker of the Enthusiastic Citizen. He has a superb monitor file for Intel leaks in recent times, bringing us among the first Core i5-13600K benchmarks, and exposing the unique Raptor Lake launch and retail dates round this time final 12 months. Truly, his RPL availability forecast final 12 months was simply two or three days stray – maybe that is why he has given a date vary this time.

Intel Raptor Lake processors for desktops

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Circling again to the leak du jour, the Enthusiastic Citizen is basically spoiling us with particulars not nearly launch timings, however particular SKUs, motherboards, and BIOS info. Within the intro we point out the dates of October 16 to 22, 2023 for ‘Ok’ processor availability, and the primary week of 2024 for mainstream multiplier locked desktop processors. Moreover, Enthusiastic Citizen notes that the Core i7 14700K will current one of many largest adjustments seen within the refresh. It’s possible this desktop chip will supply a model new configuration of 8P+12E, he says. That is eight efficiency cores plus 12 effectivity cores. This contrasts to the Core i7 13700K with 8P+8E.