Intel’s 14th generation Core i5-14600K desktop CPU shows a 10% performance increase over its predecessor in leaked benchmarks.
Intel Core i5-14600K CPU tested: 160W peak power and 10% boost over Core i5-13600K
The latest benchmarks of the Intel Core i5-14600K CPU were shared by Enthusiastic citizen at Bilibili. The CPU tested is an ES part running on a Z790 motherboard with the RX 7900 XTX card. It appears that no manual overclocking was used and the chip was tested in its stock configuration, so that gives us a clear idea of what to expect from the CPU at launch. The cooling device wasn’t mentioned, but the leaker did mention that the 8 P cores were guzzling voltages of over 1.4V, which is quite high and that this could be fixed with the retail silicon shipping to consumers next month .
Despite the higher voltages, the Intel Core i5-14600K CPU managed to run below 75C at peak load within the AIDA64’s stress test, while consuming 160W of peak power. The 13600K had a rated power (PL2) of 181 W and we can expect the same from this chip, while running 200 MHz faster. Now on to the specifications.
The specifications of the Intel Core i5-14600K CPU are simple. You get a total of 6 P-Cores (12 threads) and 8 E-Cores (8 Threads), for a total of 14 cores and 20 threads. The cores are again based on the same 10ESF process node and use the Raptor Cove & Gracemont core architecture. The chip offers 24 MB L3 cache and 20 MB L2 cache. The CPU runs at a base clock speed of 3.5 GHz and can go up to 5.3 GHz (over a single core).
- Core i5-14600K: 14 cores (6+8) / 20 threads / 5.3 GHz boost / 24 MB L3 cache / 125 W / TBD
- Core i5-13600K: 14 cores (6+8) / 20 threads / 5.1 GHz boost / 24 MB L3 cache / 125 W / $319
- Core i5-12600K: 10 cores (6+4) / 16 threads / 4.9 GHz boost / 20 MB L3 cache / 125 W / $318
Starting with the first benchmark, we have the latest Cinebench 2024 in which the Intel Core i5-14600K ES CPU was 10% faster in both single- and multi-threading compared to the Core i5-13600K. It makes for a decent chip if you can get it for the same price as the 13600K, which might be true considering the latest listings from retailers.
Next we have Cinebench R23 and CPU-z, where the gain drops below 5%, which is still an improvement, but not as much as that of Cinebench 2024. It is expected that the 200MHz faster clocks will not . provide much higher performance, but some benchmarks or apps may provide a better performance scenario for the Core i5-14600K. The chip has exactly the same configuration as the 13600K.
The leaker states that the Intel Core i5-14600K has huge undervolting potential, which was also seen with the Core i5-13600K. The Core i5-13600K became a success story for Intel and is still doing well against the Zen 4-based Ryzen 5 parts. The Ryzen 5 parts offer better value as recent discounts have brought prices down quite a bit, but the family has yet to see X3D action and that could soon change as the company is already bringing its X3D technology to the Ryzen 5 chips on AM4 socket. The Core i5-14600K will launch next month, with more mainstream offerings coming in early 2024.