Updated Intel Raptor Lake S Refresh processors have been spotted at

Updated Intel Raptor Lake-S Refresh processors have been spotted at a major Canadian retailer – up to 4% more expensive than their predecessors

The upcoming 14th Gen Intel Core desktop processors Raptor Lake-S Refresh series have been noted in the database of a major Canadian retailer PC Canada. The seller put all six expected chip models with the “K” and “KF” suffixes on the virtual counter, the announcement of which will come next week. The new items turned out to be slightly more expensive than their predecessors.

    Image source: Intel

Image source: Intel

According to PC Canada, the updated 14-core, 20-core and 24-core Raptor Lake S Refresh processor models range in price from $415.99 to $833.99 CAD. A quick price comparison of current Raptor Lake S models in the same store shows that the new chips are only slightly more expensive, namely between 2 and 4%. Below are PC Canada’s pricing for current and expected Intel processor models. All are in Canadian dollars:

  • Core i9-13900K ($808.99) → Core i9-14900K ($833.99) – 3% more expensive;
  • Core i9-13900KF ($775.99) → Core i9-14900KF ($795.99) – 2.5% more expensive;
  • Core i7-13700K ($583.99) → Core i7-14700K ($597.99) – 2% more expensive;
  • Core i7-13700KF ($538.99) → Core i7-14700KF ($559.99) – 4% more expensive;
  • Core i5-13600K ($436.99) → Core i5-14600K ($453.99) – 4% more expensive;
  • Core i5-13600KF ($402.99) → Core i5-14600KF ($415.99) – 3% more expensive.

The Canadian retailer also confirmed some key features of future Intel processor models. The Core i9-14900K has 24 cores and the option of automatic overclocking to 6 GHz. For the Core i5-14600K and Core i7-14700K models, the presence of 14 and 20 cores with the possibility of automatic overclocking to 5.3 and 5.6 GHz, respectively, is indicated.

    Image source: PC Canada

Image source: PC Canada

According to current rumors, older models of 14th generation Intel Core processors (Raptor Lake-S Refresh) with the endings “K” and “KF” and a nominal TDP of 125 W will go on sale from October 17th. Their announcement, in turn, is expected next week at the planned Intel Innovation 2023 event.

Previous leaks claimed that the updated processors were only 3% faster on average than current models.

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