December 7, 2023

Intel is as soon as once more setting data with its newest processors. The corporate beforehand hit 6GHz with its i9-13900KS, which was launched earlier this yr. Now, the corporate is promising to hit the 6GHz mark once more, however this time in its new 14th-gen desktop CPUs.

Hitting this sort of mark used to imply hours of time spent making an attempt your luck with overclocking, tweaking the settings your CPU runs at to simply the appropriate numbers, and permitting the processor to run at elevated speeds with out fully frying itself. Now, you will get that sort of energy proper out of the field, at the very least for a short time.

That brief whereas comes into play as a result of the brand new Intel 14th-gen desktop CPUs may hit as much as 6GHz, however they solely achieve this due to a short-lived “Thermal Velocity Increase” velocity. Meaning you aren’t going to be working 6GHz on a regular basis. It isn’t a really sustained enhance, however it’s one thing the corporate can use in its advertising performs in opposition to AMD.

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Let’s be clear, although, these 14th-gen desktop CPUs are means completely different than the beforehand revealed 14th-gen Core Extremely processors, which Intel dropped just lately. These Core Extremely processors are designed to work with cellular laptops, in order that they’re extra centered on effectivity.

The 14th-gen desktop CPUs are designed to provide you as a lot energy as they’ll with out impacting how a lot energy they use. Ever since Intel began dropping floor to AMD within the CPU market, the corporate has been in search of methods to make its processors stand out a bit extra, and this declare to 6GHz speeds could possibly be one thing that does simply that.

However does that imply it is best to go together with the most costly processor that Intel provides on this lineup? Not essentially. The i7-14700K will most certainly provide every thing you want for $409, and it’ll prevent round $150 off the worth tag of the 14900K, which is at present listed for $589.

These new chips additionally don’t benefit from the 3nm course of, as we’ll most likely have to attend till the fifteenth gen Intel CPUs for that.

These new Intel 14th-gen desktop CPUs can be out there beginning on October 17, they usually’ll be out there from retailers and system producers. So, if you happen to’ve been seeking to construct a brand new system, you solely want to attend a bit longer to benefit from 6GHz speeds.