Raptor Lake Refresh: Intel Can Be Competitive In The Budget CPU Market!

TECH NEWS – AMD should prepare: the 13th-generation Raptor Lake processors from Intel are not so outstanding among the lower-priced products, but the 14th-generation Raptor Lake Refresh family should help.


As the name implies, Intel will not launch a new architecture, as it is tuning up the Raptor Lake processors. According to an article by SWEclockers, the new CPUs expected in the fall could be an excellent choice for those building budget configurations, so Intel is essentially responding to AMD’s gain. The main processor in this category will be the i5-14440F.

As it’s an F model, it doesn’t have on-board graphics, so you’ll need a graphics card, but that’s not the point; it’s the fact that it has more cores. It could dethrone the current budget-king CPU, the Intel Core i5-13400F (which has 10 cores and 16 threads), as rumor has it that the new model will have 20 threads. Although it will still have 6 P-cores (performance), it will have twice as many E-cores (efficiency), so it will have eight instead of four.

The other 14000 processors will also undergo minor upgrades, but the Core i9-14900K is rumored to have the same number of cores as its predecessor, the i9-13900K, but will achieve higher clock speeds. The Intel Core i7-14700K will have 20 cores and 28 threads, according to rumor, and we will be curious to see how the i3, the lower-midrange (since the lowest category in laptops is now called Intel Processor, replacing the Celeron and Pentium products…) will be updated by Intel.

AMD used a similar strategy when it increased the number of cores on its processors, while Intel has not done the same. They have, however, made a significant step in mobile/portable chips, as their Zen 4-based 7000 CPUs (APUs…) offer outstanding performance at meager power consumption…

Source: PCGamer

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