A Good Excuse To Pick Up A Z790 Motherboard?
The Intel Core i9-14900K has a 200MHz higher Max Turbo frequency than the i9-13900K at 6GHz, and the Intel Turbo Boost Max Technology 3.0 frequency is also higher by 100MHz. The P-cores run 200MHz higher, at 5.6GHz and the E-cores 100MHz higher at 4.4GHz. In addition to the higher frequencies, Intel Application Optimization should convince Thread Director to improve game performance, currently only Rainbow Six: Siege and Metro Exodus are supported.
The i5-14600K has a has a 200MHz higher P-core frequency of 5.3GHz and E-cores running 100MHz higher than the i5-13600K. It offers similar features to the Core i9-14900K, albeit with a little less power under the hood. As for the performance, it is exactly what you would expect. The slight boost in clocks offers a small advantage for both the i9-14900K and i5-14600K over their predecessors in both games and synthetic benchmarks.