July 06, 2023 – Intel Unveils New Generation of Client Processors Intel, the leading processor manufacturer, recently made significant changes to its branding strategy for client processors. Introducing the Cool Core Ultra 5/7/9 and Cool Core 3/5/7 families, Intel aims to modernize its lineup while retaining the iconic Core i branding.
In this latest development, the 14th generation of Core i mobile processors is expected to correspond to the Raptor Lake HX Refresh, while the 14th generation of Core i desktop processors will align with the Raptor Lake S Refresh. These new processors promise noteworthy improvements over their predecessors.
Renowned industry insider, MLID, has shared some exclusive insights. According to MLID, the upcoming flagship processor, the Core i9-14900K, is projected to offer a moderate performance boost. It is estimated that single-core performance will witness an increase of 4% to 8%, while multi-core performance will see a rise of 8% to 15%. These advancements are sure to enhance the overall user experience, particularly in CPU-dependent gaming scenarios.
However, it’s worth noting that the disparities between the 13th and 14th generations might not be as pronounced, especially in gaming-oriented applications. Nonetheless, in resource-intensive tasks such as video rendering and editing, the 14th generation processors may demonstrate their superiority, leveraging their enhanced multi-threaded performance.
Unfortunately, the initial release of Intel’s first-generation Core Ultra processors, codenamed Meteor Lake and manufactured using the cutting-edge 4th generation EUV process, will be limited to lightweight and portable laptop products. As of now, desktop users will have to wait for future iterations to experience the advancements brought forth by the Core Ultra lineup.