Intel is prepping to introduce its 14th-gen Core series to the mobile market, as evidenced by the recent appearance of the Intel Core i7-14700HX on the PugetBench online database. Much like Intel’s 10th-gen mobile CPU lineup where in that release, the older “Comet Lake” technology was allocated to the mainstream -H and the high-end enthusiast -HX segments. Meanwhile, the newer “Ice Lake” technology was designated for the lightweight -U and -P categories.
As Intel readies its “Meteor Lake” silicon, it’s anticipated that this will cater to the -U, -P, and some of the -H segments. There’s speculation that this release might introduce new branding, possibly Core and Core Ultra. In contrast, the “Raptor Lake Refresh” is expected to retain the traditional 14th Gen Core processor naming, aligning it with its desktop variant.
Further leaks suggest the “Raptor Lake Refresh” mobile series will not be limited to the Core i7-14700HX. Other models, such as the Core i5-14650HX and the i9-14900HX, have also been hinted at. The top-tier model, potentially the “i9-14980HK”, is believed to be rooted in the “Raptor Lake Refresh”. This model might feature an unlocked multiplier and power limits that could match the desktop i9-14900, making it ideal for laptops that serve as desktop substitutes.
Details from the leaked Intel prototype notebook, which houses the i7-14700HX, reveal the inclusion of a discrete Arc A570M GPU and 64 GB of DDR5-4800 SO-DIMM memory. If the 13th Gen’s power standards are any indication, the i7-14700HX could operate with a base power of 55 W and a peak turbo power reaching 157 W. However, the exact core configuration for the i7-14700HX remains undisclosed. It’s yet to be seen if it will adopt a configuration similar to its desktop counterpart.
Already confirmed by Intel, Raptor Lake Refresh will mark the end of the Intel Core “i” brand opening the way to the Intel Core and Intel Core Ultra branding.