Future Intel processors are looking promising, even the ones that are never going to see the light of day. Meteor Lake desktop Corei5 already pictures, and even the Arrow Lake rumors all suggest that it will be a really big win for Intel again.
Future Intel Processors
Intel is now springing up leaks as fast as a sinking ship as it would now seem that we have witnessed a trio of info drops of one kind or another over the past weekend from the rumor market.
VideoCardz just recently spotted all these leaks and they all pertain to the performance of future CPUs, as well as a piece of spillage on a processor that we will very much likely never get to see (we’ll come back to that one last however). Although you should treat all of these nuggets of speculation with plenty of caution, as ever.
The First Leak
Firstly, let’s take a look at the leak for the incoming next-gen CPUs that are from Intel, known as Raptor Lake Refresh (which of course are set to make their debuts in October). Apparently, a Chinese tech reviewer has got his hands on a couple of samples of the Core i7-14700K and then put this processor through its paces – although note that they refer to it as a ‘13700KS’ in a bid to try and avoid their video from being taken down.
However, we know that it must be the 14700K due to the sole reason go the core count of 20 (whereas the 13700K ran with 16 cores, which is its successor and adds four efficiency cores, as hugely rumored elsewhere). Also, this very leak in question underlines that the boost speed of the 14700K should be 200MHz much faster than its predecessor (5.5GHz, rather than the purported 5.3GHz).
And as for the testing itself, the Core i7-14700K as you should know is shown as just over 4% faster than the 13700K in single-core tests with CPU-Z, and on the other hand 14.3% to 20.7% in multi-threaded workloads in Cinebench R23 (which is a very nice gain there).
Gaming benchmarks (which are inclusive of Counter-Strike: GO) reportedly show a modest uptick in performance for the 14700K, but however nothing too much (especially with some of the games – though this will very much doubtless be pretty variable anyway).
The Second Leak
And now onto leak number two, which as you should know is a glimpse of Arrow Lake desktop CPUs, which we are revealed to by Golden Pig Upgrade on Bilibili (as reportedly flagged up by HXL on X, which is formerly known as Twitter) will have considerably more L2 cache for the performance cores in question.
Arrow Lake for those that don’t know is the following generation after Raptor Lake Refresh, and these desktop processors in question will reportedly have 3MB of cache on each performance core, which is reportedly up from 2MB with Raptor Lake, and a reported 50% boost.
The Third Leak
Lastly, leak number three in question is a pic of a Meteor Lake-S desktop CPU, chips which have supposedly been canceled now but were prior to this planned by Intel to come alongside Raptor Lake Refresh (which of course is in limited form).
Other Related Rumors Regarding the Leaked Processors
This is evidence and one presented by Wxnod on X (social media platform formerly known as Twitter), and yet again, you should grab the saltshaker – that Intel really was planning Meteor Lake mid-range or even lower-end, desktop models as rumored. To the point that Team Blue even made some engineering samples, and these in question are now floating around on the black market, just so we are told.
The pictured chip making the rounds appears to be one with six performance cores and eight efficiency cores, and that 6+8 configuration was prior to this rumored and utilized in performance predictions by Moore’s Law is Dead, a YouTube leaker in one case that we can recall. That was however supposed to be the highest-end (Core i5) model, as per the rumor mill.
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