Intel Releases Exclusive Core i7-14790F Black Edition in China — 16 cores, up to 5.4 GHz, and 36MB L3 Cache

Intel Unveils Remarkable Core i7-14790F Black Edition in China

Intel has discreetly introduced its unique Core i7-14790F Black Edition processor to the Chinese market, notably being the latest addition to the Raptor Lake Refresh series. The novel chip stands out due to the minimized computational cores and an enlarged L3 cache memory as opposed to the standard Core i7-14700F.

About Intel Core i7-14790F

The Intel Core i7-14790F isn’t the sole chip from the Black Edition series, as just a year back Intel launched the impressive Core i7-13790F. The novelty is merely its overclocked version. The Core i7-14790F processor boasts 16 computational cores (8P + 8E) along with 24 thread support. When juxtaposed to the Core i7-14700 having eight P-cores and 12 E-cores supporting 28 virtual threads, the numbers are intriguing. However, the two processors share an identical base frequency of 2.1 GHz and a Boost frequency of 5.4 GHz.

Processor comparison

Ramifications of the Black Edition Design

The Core i7-14790F Black Edition markedly differs from the standard Core i7-14700. The Black Edition model comes with 36 MB of L3 cache memory and 24 MB of L2 cache memory, as opposed to the regular model holding 33 MB of L3 cache and 28 MB of L2 cache. The nominal TDP (Thermal Design Power) of these processors stands at 65W, soaring up to a maximum (MTP) of 219W.

Detailed view of the processor

New Core i5-14490F Model on the Horizon

There have been recent leaks about Intel’s plans to roll out its Core i5-14490F model. Distinguishable from the original Core i5-14400 by its enhanced Turbo frequency, the Core i5-14490F auto overclocks to 5.0 GHz, while the regular Core i5-14400 operates up to 4.7 GHz. Both processors possess ten computational cores (6P + 4E), support 16 virtual threads, and have a steady nominal TDP of 65W.

Pricing and Availability

As yet, there’s no official guidance on the Core i7-14790F Black Edition’s recommended price. Nevertheless, it’s already listed within a Chinese retailer’s offering at approximately CNY 2,909 (around $410), coinciding with the price of the Core i7-14700. Eventually, the price is likely to dip lower than the regular Core i7-14700 housing more cores, or else the purchase of the Core i7-14790F Black Edition might be deemed a questionable investment.

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