Intel Core i5-14600K specifications leak suggesting considerably higher boost clock vs Core i5-13600K
Intel is reportedly releasing the 14th gen Raptor Lake Refresh CPUs, potentially the Core i5-14600K, the Core i7-14700K, and the Core i9-14900K, in October. Per previous leaks, the 14th gen chips pack a double-digit performance improvement over the respective 13th gen Raptor Lake processors. For instance, the Core i7-14700K proved to be 18% faster than the Core i7-13700K in a leaked Cinbench R23 multi-core run.
In addition to the Geekbench 6 performance of the Core i5-14600KF that surfaced recently, alleged specifications of the Core i5-14600K have emerged. The report comes to us courtesy of @9550pro on Twitter who got their hands on a screenshot displaying CPU-Z and Core Temp profile of the Core i5-14600K.
According to the screenshot, the Core i5-14600K features 14 cores (6 Performance cores + 8 Efficiency cores) which is the same as the Core i5-13600K. However, the RPL-R CPU could have a 200 MHz higher boost clock as CPU-Z reading displays a boost frequency of 5.3 GHz which is in line with information shared by Benchlife last month.
Furthermore, the Core i5-14600K appears to have a TDP of 125 W and 24 MB of Intel Smart Cache both of which are similar to the Core i5-13600K.
To sum it all up, the Core i5-14600K seems to share the core count, TDP, and smart cache with the Core i5-13600K but gets a 200 MHz increase in the boost clock. While there are still a lot of unanswered questions, most of the performance increase in the Core i5-14600K could come from the clock frequency and IPC enhancements.