The new Intel Core 14th Generation processors arrive on October 18, offering a big leap in power over their predecessors. Intel notes that these CPUs are all great for gaming. Prices run the gamut from just $304 for the Core i5-14600KF to $599 for the Core i9-14900K.
If you want the most robust experience possible, then you’ll want to opt for the aforementioned Core i9-14900K. This is the top-of-the-line product, and one that Intel calls the “world’s fastest desktop processor with 6GHz speeds right out of the box.” That’s an impressive stat, though its $599 price point is nothing to scoff at. But if money isn’t an issue and you want a CPU with 24 cores (including six performance cores), you’ll want to consider it.
You can get a high-end, though much cheaper, CPU by opting for the Core i7-14700K for $419, which still offers 20 cores (8 P-cores + 12 E-cores) and gets you up to 5.6GHz. The cheapest member of the family, the Core i5-14600KF, isn’t nearly as powerful as its siblings. However, it still hits 5.3GHz and boasts 14 cores (6 P-cores and 8 E-cores), making it a solid option for frugal shoppers.
While the standalone processors are great for anyone looking to build their own PC or upgrade an existing setup, Newegg is offering prebuilt PCs equipped with the new Intel products. This includes the ABS Aquilon Aqua Gaming PC (i7-14700KF, RTX 4060 Ti) for $1,600 and the MSI Aegis RS (i9-14900KF, RTX 4070 Ti) for $2,500. Be sure to look at the full Newegg catalog if you’re interested in picking up a prebuilt.
Here’s a look at the six Intel processors launching on October 18. Before purchasing any of these standalone processors, make sure you have a compatible Intel motherboard (600 or 700 series).