Intel Raptor Lake Refresh performance leak suggests up to 8% gain in single-core and 15% increase in multi-core workloads vs 13th gen Raptor Lake
Intel is expected to launch the Raptor Lake Refresh CPUs in the coming months. Based on previous reports, the refreshed parts could bring noticeable but not substantial performance gains that may allow Intel to compete with the Ryzen 7000X3D processors in gaming. Now, a new leak from Moore’s Law Is Dead has detailed some performance figures for the 14th gen Raptor Lake Refresh (RPL-R) CPUs.
Per MLID, the 14th gen Raptor Lake Refresh parts may bring a 4-8% uplift in single-threaded and an 8-15% uplift in multi-threaded performance over the 13th gen Raptor Lake processors. If these numbers play out, we may see the 14th gen RPL-R chips match or even beat the Ryzen 7000X3D CPUs in gaming.
Moving on, the leaker suggests that Intel is keeping the old “Core i” branding for the desktop RPL-R parts “this last time” and is only using the new naming scheme for mobile parts. In conjunction with Intel’s announcement that the Meteor Lake processors will be marketed under the new branding, it seems that all future desktop and mobile parts after the Raptor Lake Refresh will be employing the new naming scheme.
Finally, Tom also maintains that the flagship Core i9-14900K is “unlikely” to breach the 6.2 GHz boost frequency and “incredibly unlikely” to boost more than 6.3 GHz. The Intel Core i9-13900KS can already hit 6 GHz, so it will be interesting to see how much of a clock frequency improvement we get with the RPL-R parts.
As always, take these rumors with a grain of salt. We don’t have any official details regarding Intel's Raptor Lake Refresh, so it shouldn’t surprise you if the information shared by MLID doesn’t pan out.