Intel Core i9-14900K leak reveals promising results. The leak in question shows it beating the 7950X3D from AMD by a long shot in some games. The CPU looks like the real deal, but there are however some catches.
Intel Core i9-14900K Leak
The Core i9-14900K of Intel is the flagship CPU of the supposedly imminent Raptor Lake Refresh range, and we have just caught sight of a leaked slide in question that reportedly details the gaming performance of the processor.
The slide that was shared on X (formerly known as Twitter) by HXL is purportedly direct from Intel and as you should know is part of the marketing materials around the 14th-gen launch (always add your own seasoning as ever with leaks like this).
The Source of the Leak
The leak in question compares the Core i9-14900K to AMD’s Ryzen 9 7950X3D, so it is a battle of the flagships across a whole lot of PC games, 25 of them in total to be precise. Intel however selected 1080p resolution at high details to make sure that the processor takes as much strain as it can (the GPU with higher resolutions steps in to bear more of the workload).
And as to the winner, it is the 14900K that reportedly comes out on top with 14 of the game benchmarks, with the 7950X3D on the other hand victorious in 10. Lastly, the remaining game is a draw where both of the CPUs offer equal frame rates.
The Games Where Intel Won
The big wins for Intel is inclusive of Metro Exodus and Starfield, both game in question reportedly exited 23% better performance than the AMD flagship.
Total War: Warhammer as you should know was a similarly impressive 22% victory for Intel, with Ashes of The Singularity on the other hand up 15%, and then CS: GO at 14%. Other wins in the leak were a tad bit more modest (single-digit) affairs for Intel, and AMD however did take the crown in a fair few games as already noted, though only by just a fair distance in a trio of titles. Those in question were Cyberpunk 2077 (where the Intel CPU as you should know was 89% as fast as the 7950X3D), Fortnite (82%), and DOTA 2 (77%).
The overall result as you should know was Intel’s Core i9-14900K being 2.5% faster than the Ryzen 9 7950X3D.
The Breakdown of Intel’s Win According to the Leak
A margin of 2.5% really doesn’t sound like a whole lot, but it is most certainly a victory for Intel, in regards to being faster in a greater number of games, and also having more of those bigger wins, too. But however depending on the game that you are playing, as ever, the difference in question could just be a fair whack, and you are very much more likely to see markedly better performance with the Raptor Lake Refresh flagship processor. If these results as reported hold up more broadly, of course, come review as well as release time.
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