Intel’s Raptor Lake Refresh line-up might have a standout CPU within the squad, and a bunch of very run-of-the-mill teammates, if a brand new leak pans out.
VideoCardz observed that MSI unintentionally shared what’s apparently a product coaching video (on YouTube) for its Intel motherboards, which imparts an summary of Group Blue’s 14th-gen chips, protecting efficiency ranges too.
Firstly, that’s a significant fake pas to say the least. And secondly, it doesn’t make for snug viewing, at the least not for anybody who has hopes that Raptor Lake Refresh will pull out some strong good points over current-gen Intel processors.
We’re instructed that Raptor Lake Refresh processors can be on common about 3% quicker than Raptor Lake. In different phrases, most next-gen CPUs will solely be barely faster than what we’ve got now.
The exception is the Core i7-14700K, which can be 17% quicker in multi-threading, based on MSI’s leaked briefing for employees. That’s consistent with rumored 15% good points for the 14700K, and MSI additionally observes that the reason being Intel has upgraded the 14700K with 4 extra effectivity cores than its predecessor – once more, one thing that has been closely rumored at this level.
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That is relatively disappointing in all honesty, though we shouldn’t leap the gun as we will’t put an excessive amount of weight on a single leak.
Is it real? It appears to be like that method, although we will’t see the video now to test (it’s been made personal, because the clip ought to have been within the first place). Has MSI acquired a few of this data fallacious, maybe? Perhaps. We don’t know, and we gained’t know till we get some Raptor Lake Refresh processors in for testing ourselves to check to present Raptor Lake chips.
In fact, Raptor Lake Refresh has had considerably reined-in expectations from the off, seeing because it’s at all times been billed as only a easy refresh. However some rumors have indicated that, in addition to a robust 14700K that’s a candidate for the most effective processors record, another 14th-gen chips would possibly supply spectacular good points too. For instance, the 14600K has been prompt to be a pacey providing as properly previously. Perhaps that leak is fallacious, although.
We’d definitely count on greater than a 3% common enchancment for Intel’s next-gen CPUs. Though MSI doesn’t truly body this as single-core or multi-core, so maybe it’s the previous (the 17% uptick for the 14700K clearly mentions multi-core). And from that perspective, 3% will not be horrible (some CPUs will nonetheless supply a bit greater than that, after all – and possibly a good bit extra for multi-core, we will hope).
All that is much more motive to not be leaping to conclusions but, however because it stands, this leak doesn’t get us excited for Intel’s Raptor Lake Refresh processors.