Intel Core i7-14700K and Core i9-14900K review: More features, mild speed bump

At a glanceExpert’s Rating ProsGreat gaming and creative performanceCompatible with existing 600- and 700-series motherboardsNew AI features optimize performanceWi-Fi 7 supportHits 6GHz in ideal conditionsConsNegligible performance increase over 13900KVery high power drawMuch cheaper Core i7-14700K is only 3 to 6 percent slower in gamingOur VerdictIntel’s Core i9-14900K still offers some of the best performance around

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Intel confirms that a desktop version of Meteor Lake is coming soon

Until now, Intel’s public stance has been that its Core Ultra (or “Meteor Lake”) chip will simply be a mobile processor. But that’s not true, the general manager of Intel’s Client Computing Division confirmed recently. In an interview with Michelle Johnston Holthaus, the executive vice president who oversees Intel’s processor division…

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Intel ‘Downfall’: Severe flaw in billions of CPUs leaks passwords and much more

Well this is bad. “Downfall” is the name Daniel Moghimi, a security expert at Google, has given to a new vulnerability he has discovered in several generations of Intel processors. Attackers can exploit the vulnerability and read data from other programs and memory areas. The vulnerability has already been reported as CVE-2022-40982 and Intel confirmed

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Intel Downfall: Fix for severe CPU flaw drastically lowers performance

As expected, microcode applied to fix the Intel “Downfall” bug a Google researcher discovered this week can have a severe impact on performance, according to early tests, with the performance hit reaching nearly 40 percent in select workloads. That will pose a tough choice to consumers: if they accept Downfall BIOS patches from their system

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