Intel 14th Gen Raptor Lake-HX CPUs Bring 24 Cores & 5.8 GHz Clocks To Gaming Laptops, Core Series 1 Gets 15W SKUs

Intel has introduced its 14th Gen Raptor Lake-HX 55W & Core Series 1 “Raptor Lake” 15W CPUs aimed at the laptop market.

Intel’s 14th Gen Raptor Lake-HX 55W CPUs Target High-End Gaming Laptops While Core Series 1 “Raptor Lake” 15W CPUs Target Thin & Light Designs

The 14th Gen Raptor Lake-HX Refresh laptop CPU lineup continues to build upon the HX series with faster clocks and refined I/O support for high-end gamers. These CPUs will be targeted at high-end gaming solutions & certain SKUs will come with a spec boost, delivering more performance uplifts than 13th Gen chips.

  • Up to 5.8 GHz turbo frequency delivers up to 17% better gaming performance and up to 51% faster multitasking performance gen-over-gen2.
  • Up to 24 cores (eight P-cores, 16 E-cores) and 32 threads in its i9-14900HX processors.
  • 50% more E-cores in its i7-14700HX processors, bringing those to 20 cores (eight P-cores, 12 Ecores) and 28 threads.
  • Support for up to 192 gigabytes (GB) of total DDR5-5600 mega transfers/second (MT/S) memory.
  • Overclocking capabilities on HX series processors, including Intel® Extreme Utility (XTU) and Intel Extreme Memory Profile (XMP) support3.
  • New Intel Application Optimization (APO) support on the HX series, with six new gaming titles (eight total) supported since the initial Intel Core 14th Gen desktop launch in October 20234.
  • Thunderbolt 5, delivers 80 gigabits per second (Gbps) of bi-directional bandwidth, and bandwidth boost providing up to 120 Gbps, 3x the capability of today’s fastest solutions, for the best display and data experiences – in addition to Thunderbolt™ 4 delivering bandwidth of 40 Gbps for PC connectivity to multiple 4K monitors and accessories.
  • Leading wireless features, including integrated Intel® Wi-Fi 6E (Gig+) and available new discrete Intel Wi-Fi 7 (5 Gig) for multi-gigabit speeds in more locations, wired-like responsiveness, and extreme reliability.
  • The latest in Bluetooth connectivity with support for both Bluetooth 5.4 and Bluetooth 5.3,
    providing exceptional performance for multiple simultaneous Bluetooth-enabled device connections.

Some of the latest features to expect on these laptops include WIFI7 / BT 5.4 support, Thunderbolt 5 capabilities, and more. Thunderbolt 5 is a big deal since it offers 3 times more bandwidth versus Thunderbolt 4 at 120 Gbps and 50% more bandwidth than DP2.1. It also enables more power to the laptops with 240W support and Thunderbolt Networking offers 2x the speedup over TB 4.0.

Intel 14th Gen Raptor Lake-HX Refresh CPU Familly: Faster Clocks For High-End Laptops

The Intel Core i9-14900HX will be the flagship offering which would offer the same 8 P-Core and 16 E-Core configuration as the existing Core i9-13900HX chip. This will be followed by the Intel Core i7-14700HX which will feature 8 P-Cores but a 12 E-Core configuration which is 50% more E-Cores vs the Core i7-13700HX and should provide a decent performance uplift.

The Intel Core i7-14650HX is also mentioned to utilize an 8 P-Core and 8 E-Core die which will be an upgrade over the 13650HX, a 6 P-Core and 8 E-Core configuration. Lastly, we have the Core i5-14500HX which will utilize the 6 P-Core and 8 E-Core, the same as the 13500HX.

Besides the core spec bump on certain SKUs, all 14th-Gen Raptor Lake-HX Refresh CPUs will offer a clock speed bump. The Raptor Lake-S Refresh chips feature a +200 MHz boost so we might see a similar clock bump in the laptop refresh. Besides that, the upgraded configs will also carry more cache that can help in gaming applications. The CPUs will also come with new designs that support the higher TDPs and thermal envelopes of these chips. It looks like 14th-generation laptops will mostly be using NVIDIA’s RTX 40 GPUs since those are the most premium graphics solutions one can find on the mobility platforms.

Intel High-End Laptop HX CPU Family:

CPU Name Family Cores/Threads Base Clock Boost Clock GPU Cores TDP (Base/MTP)
Core i9-14900HX 14th Gen RPL-HX 24 (8+16) 2.2 GHz 5.8 GHz 32 EU 55 / 157W
Core i7-14700HX 14th Gen RPL-HX 20 (8+12) 2.1 GHz 5.5 GHz 32 EU 55 / 157W
Core i7-14650HX 14th Gen RPL-HX 16 (8+8) 2.2 GHz 5.2 GHz 32 EU 55 / 157W
Core i5-14500HX 14th Gen RPL-HX 14 (6+8) 2.6 GHz 4.9 GHz 32 EU 55 / 157W
Core i5-14450HX 14th Gen RPL-HX 10 (6+4) 2.4 GHz 4.8 GHz 32 EU 55 / 157W
Core i9-13980HX 13th Gen RPL-HX 24 (8+16) 2.2 GHz 5.6 GHz 32 EU 55 / 157W
Core i9-13950HX 13th Gen RPL-HX 24 (8+16) 2.2 GHz 5.5 GHz 32 EU 55 / 157W
Core i9-13900HX 13th Gen RPL-HX 24 (8+16) 2.2 GHz 5.4 GHz 32 EU 55 / 157W
Core i7-13850HX 13th Gen RPL-HX 20 (8+12) 2.1 GHz 5.3 GHz 32 EU 55 / 157W
Core i7-13700HX 13th Gen RPL-HX 16 (8+8) 2.1 GHz 5.0 GHz 32 EU 55 / 157W
Core i5-13650HX 13th Gen RPL-HX 14 (6+8) 2.6 GHz 4.9 GHz 16 EU 55 / 157W
Core i5-13600HX 13th Gen RPL-HX 14 (6+8) 2.6 GHz 4.8 GHz 32 EU 55 / 157W
Core i5-13500HX 13th Gen RPL-HX 14 (6+8) 2.5 GHz 4.7 GHz 16 EU 55 / 157W
Core i3-13450HX 13th Gen RPL-HX 10 (6+4) 2.4 GHz 4.6 GHz 16 EU 55 / 157W

Intel 14th Gen Raptor Lake-HX Refresh CPU Familly: Dragon Range Vs Raptor Lake Performance On Laptops

Comparing their chips to AMD’s Dragon Range-HX CPUs, the flagship Core i9-14900HX is said to offer up to a 37% speedup in gaming at 1080p High settings and also ends up faster than the Ryzen 9 7945HX3D which is a 3D V-Cache boosted chip though these results should be taken with a grain of salt. Intel also showcases the 99% percentile FPS in which the 14900HX offers up to 58% faster performance than the Dragon Range chips.

Furthermore, Intel states that it is bringing APO (Advanced Performance Optimizations) to its Core i9 and Core i7 HX laptop CPUs which would provide up to an additional 18% gain in performance in titles such as Metro Exodus. More titles will be added to the APO list soon such as F1 222, Strange Brigade, World War Z, Dirt 5, and World of Warcraft over the already existing Rainbow Six: Siege & Guardians of the Galaxy.

Intel Core Series 1 “Raptor Lake” Gets 15W SKUs For Thin & Light Designs

Intel has a total of 60+ HX laptop designs with more on the way but that’s not all, the company is also introducing its new Core Series 1 low-power chips rated at 15W. There will be three SKUs in the line which include the Core 7 Processor 150U, Core 5 Processor 120U, and Core 3 Processor 100U. One should not mistake these for the Meteor Lake parts as those fall under the “Core Ultra” series and these are non-Ultra “Raptor Lake Refresh SKUs”.

  • Up to 5.4 GHz turbo frequency along with up to 10 cores (two P-cores, eight E-cores) and 12 threads in its Intel Core 7 processor 150U.
  • Up to 96 GB of total DDR5-5200/DDR4-3200 MT/S memory.
  • Thunderbolt 4 universal connectivity for work and play, enabling 40 Gbps bandwidth for connection to multiple 4K monitors and accessories.
  • Support for eight PCIe Gen 4.0 and 12 PCIe Gen 3.0 lanes for the latest solid-state drive (SSD) storage.
  • The latest in Bluetooth connectivity with support for both Bluetooth 5.4 and Bluetooth 5.3, including Bluetooth Low Energy (BLE) audio enabling low-power, immersive, high-fidelity PC sonic experiences and support for new Bluetooth Auracast™ capabilities for broadcast audio tuning, personal audio sharing, and enhanced accessibility for hearing aids and new assisted listening services.
  • Next-generation wireless connectivity with support for both Intel Killer Wi-Fi 7 (5 Gig) and Intel Killer Wi-Fi 6E (Gig+).

Intel Core Ultra / Core Series 1 Meteor Lake CPU Family “Official”:

CPU Name Process Node Core Configuration Threads (Total) Base / Boost Clock L3 Cache GPU TDP (PL1 / MTP)
Intel Core Ultra 9 185H Intel 4 / MTL 6+8+2 (16) 22 3.8 GHz / 5.1 GHz 24 MB Arc Xe 8-Core (2.35 GHz) 45 / 115W
Intel Core Ultra 7 165H Intel 4 / MTL 6+8+2 (16) 22 3.8 GHz / 5.0 GHz 24 MB Arc Xe 8-Core (2.30 GHz) 28 / 64 or 115W
Intel Core Ultra 7 155H Intel 4 / MTL 6+8+2 (16) 22 3.8 GHz / 4.8 GHz 24 MB Arc Xe 8-Core (2.25 GHz) 28 / 64 or 115W
Intel Core Ultra 5 135H Intel 4 / MTL 4+8+2 (14) 18 3.6 GHz / 4.6 GHz 18 MB Arc Xe 7-Core (2.20 GHz) 28 / 64 or 115W
Intel Core Ultra 5 125H Intel 4 / MTL 4+8+2 (14) 18 3.6 GHz / 4.5 GHz 18 MB Arc Xe 7-Core (2.20 GHz) 28 / 64 or 115W
Intel Core Ultra 7 165U Intel 4 / MTL 2+8+2 (14) 14 3.8 GHz / 4.9 GHz 12 MB Arc Xe 4 Core (2.00 GHz) 15 / 57W
Intel Core Ultra 7 164U Intel 4 / MTL 2+8+2 (14) 14 3.8 GHz / 4.8 GHz 12 MB Arc Xe 4 Core (1.80 GHz) 9 / 30W
Intel Core Ultra 7 155U Intel 4 / MTL 2+8+2 (14) 14 3.8 GHz / 4.8 GHz 12 MB Arc Xe 4 Core (1.95 GHz) 15 / 57W
Intel Core Ultra 5 135U Intel 4 / MTL 2+8+2 (14) 14 3.6 GHz / 4.4 GHz 12 MB Arc Xe 4 Core (1.90 GHz) 15 / 57W
Intel Core Ultra 5 134U Intel 4 / MTL 2+8+2 (14) 14 3.6 GHz / 4.4 GHz 12 MB Arc Xe 4-Core (1.75 GHz) 9 / 30W
Intel Core Ultra 5 125U Intel 4 / MTL 2+8+2 (14) 14 3.6 GHz / 4.3 GHz 12 MB Arc Xe 4 Core (1.85 GHz) 15 / 57W
Intel Core 7 150U Intel 7 / RPL 2+8+0 (10) 12 1.8 GHz / 5.4 GHz 12 MB Intel Graphics 15 / 55W
Intel Core 5 120U Intel 7 / RPL 2+8+0 (10) 12 1.4 GHz / 5.0 GHz 12 MB Intel Graphics 15 / 55W
Intel Core 3 100W Intel 7 / RPL 2+4+0 (6) 8 1.2 GHz / 4.7 GHz 10 MB Intel Graphics 15 / 55W

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