In the coming weeks, Intel is expected to officially announce the Raptor Lake Refresh generation. For that generation, the top of the range would be the i9-14900K, of which a version without iGPU has appeared in several tests comparisons of the Geekbench 6 benchmark tool, under the name i9-14900KF.
The Core i9-14900K has a similar composition to that of the Core i9-13900K, with 24 cores and 32 threads in a configuration of 8 performance cores and 16 efficiency cores. It would offer a clock speed 200 MHz higher than that of the Core i9-13900K in performance cores.
The i9-14900KF would surpass one of AMD's best current CPUs
The new wave of testing of the Core i9-14900KF offers a general estimate of the performance we can expect from the flagship. This would offer up to 8,3% more performance in a single core than the Core i9-13900KS. It was also in the tests around 13% better than Core i9-13900K. In terms of multi-core performance, the Core i9-14900K outperformed the Core i9-13900KS by 6,3% and the Core i9-13900K by 15%.
The Core i9-14900KF was, according to the benchmarks; faster than the Ryzen 9 7950X3D, one of the highest-scoring Geekbench 6 consumer processors. The first showed 15,3% and the second 15%. The former showed 15,3% and 17,2% better single-core and multi-core performance than the latter.
As with these leaked benchmarks, sometimes they are not the most reliable, either due to outdated drivers. It also bothers him that Geekbench 6 is not one of the most used tools. But already having performance improvements of 15% in all tests, we can intuit the improvement that this generation Raptor Lake Refresh would mean.
Source: Tom's Hardware