We've already seen benchmark listings for the upcoming Core i9-14900K CPU but now, we also have initial benchmark scores for the Core i9-14900KF, with the highest scoring sample having a 13 percent single-core performance uplift compared to the Core i9-13900KS.
Twitter account @Benchleaks has shared various Geekbench 5 and 6 entries featuring Intel's upcoming flagship processor. @OneRaichu, a hardware enthusiast who was fortunate enough to obtain one of these chips before release, was the author of all of them.
[GB6 CPU] Unknown CPU
CPU: Intel Core i9-14900KF (16C 32T)
Min/Max/Avg: 5225/5967/5935 MHz
CPUID: B0671 (GenuineIntel)
— Benchleaks (@BenchLeaks) September 14, 2023
In total, there are 10 Geekbench entries, of which seven were done on Geekbench 6 and the remaining three on Geekbench 5. Of all, the highest single-core score achieved was 3,497, which turns out to be 13% faster than the Core i9-13900KS. As for the multi-core score, the highest one was 23,186, about 7% faster than Intel's current flagship CPU. Compared to the Core i9-13900K/KF, the performance uplift is even more noticeable, with the single-core and multi-core scores of the upcoming CPU being 18% and 16% higher, respectively.
One thing we've noticed is that all the highest scores have one difference compared to the lower ones: the topology only counts 16 cores instead of 24 cores. That would imply OneRaichu disabled a cluster of E-cores, but given the benchmark still reads 32 threads, we can't say for sure.
According to the most recent rumours, Intel will launch its 14th Generation Core K-series CPUs on October 17th.
KitGuru says: Compared to the first Geekbench entries, these ones are much more promising. Fortunately, we won't have to wait much longer to see if the new i9 CPU will indeed bring a +15% performance improvement over the previous generation's equivalent.