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i7 14700K Vs i7 13700KF: We Tested Both In 2024

In this comparison, we will list the difference between the architecture, performance, power consumption, and price of the Core i7 14700K against the Core i7 13700KF.

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Intel Core i9 14700K

Rated: 6/10

Intel Core i7 13700KF

Rated: 8/10


Pros & Cons

ProcessorProsCons
Intel Core i7 14700Kโœ… Overall slightly gaming performance
โœ… Higher core count
โŒVery similar to its predecessor without any meaningful improvements
Intel Core i7 13700KFโœ… Similar performance to the Core i7 14700K
โœ… Slightly lower price tag
โŒOmission of integrated graphics

Key Takeaways
  • In our gaming tests, the Core i7 14700K exhibited a slight 2.4% performance edge, a difference that might go unnoticed by most gamers, especially those using high refresh rates.
  • The Core i7 14700K showed an approximately 0.8% increase in power consumption compared to the older chip, indicating that Intel made no significant alterations to power efficiency.
  • There is a price difference of around 18% between the Core i7 14700K and the Core i7 13700KF.
  • The slightly improved performance of the Core i7 14700K may not warrant its considerably higher price tag for most individuals, particularly when taking into account the overall landscape of the CPU market.


Comparison Table

ProcessorIntel Core i7 13700KFIntel Core i7 14700K
Processor Graphics-Intel UHD Graphics 770
ECCYesYes
PCIe Version55
PCIe Lanes2020
TJunction Mac95 ยฐC95 ยฐC
SocketLGA 1700LGA 1700
Best MotherboardsBest Motherboards For i7-13700KFBest Motherboards For i7-14700K
Best CoolersBest CPU Coolers For i7-13700KFBest CPU Coolers For i7-14700K
Best RAM-Best RAM For i7-14700K

Architectural Differences

  1. Core Count: There are a few extra efficiency cores on the Core i7 14700K than the 13700KF. It boasts 12 efficiency cores and 8 performance cores for 28 threads. The KF, however, has 8 performance and 8 efficiency cores, which total 24 threads.
  2. Clock Speed: Though the base clock speed of the two chips remains the same, the boost clock is 5.60GHz on the 14700K instead of 5.40GHz on the 13700KF.
  3. L3 CacheThe Core i7 14700K has a little bit more L3 cache at 33MB instead of the 30MB of the Core i7 13700KF.
  4. Process Node: Both processors use the 10nm monolithic manufacturing process that Intel has been using for a while now in their chips.
  5. Other Differences: The Core i7 13700KF does not have integrated graphics baked onto its chip, while the Core i7 14700K does. This means that the 14th-gen processor can output to a display, even without a graphics card.

The 14th-gen processors have had one of the worst consumer responses in recent memory, but how do these chips stack up against their older counterparts? Join us in the Core i7 13700K vs Core i7 13700KF comparison to find out! 


Gaming Benchmarks – 1080p

Now that we know the similarities and differences of the Core i7 14700K vs Core i7 13700KF, this part of our comparison will deal with the performance of these chips in games. To do this, we used a specially designed test bench, the specifications of which are written below:

Test Bench

Cyberpunk 2077

Cyberpunk 2077
Cyberpunk 2077 @1080p (Image By Tech4Gamers)
  • Our benchmarks started with very little difference between the two chips. The 14th-generation processor had an average framerate of 122 FPS, while the 13700KF was one frame behind with an average framerate of 120 FPS.
  • The 1% lows were equal between the two chips. Both the Core i7 14700K and the Core i7 13700K had lows of 90 FPS.

Starfield

Starfield
Starfield @1080p (Image By Tech4Gamers)
  • There was some difference between the two chips in our Starfield test. The i7 14700K had an average framerate of 110 FPS, while the KF managed an average of 105 FPS. The advantage in this game for the newer chip was around 4.7%.
  • The 1% lows were once again extremely similar between the two processors, with the i7 14700K getting lows of around 53 FPS while the KF had lows of 54 FPS, beating out its newer counterpart.

Hitman 3

Hitman 3
Hitman 3 @1080p (Image By Tech4Gamers)
  • There was around a 2.2% advantage for the newer chip in Hitman 3, with an average of 280 FPS, while the 13700KF had an average framerate of around 274 FPS.
  • The 1% lows were around 3.5% apart in our testing, with the newer i7 getting lows of 205 FPS while the 13700KF had lows of around 198 FPS.

The Last Of Us

 The Last Of Us
The Last Of Us @1080p (Image By Tech4Gamers)
  • The difference was once again larger than anticipated in The Last Of Us Part 1, where the 14700K had an average framerate of 222 FPS, while the 13700KF had an average framerate of 217 FPS. The difference here was around 2.3%.
  • As for the 1% lows, both processors once again matched one another with 111 FPS as their minimums.

Microsoft Flight Simulator 2020

Microsoft Flight Simulator 2020
Microsoft Flight Simulator 2020 @1080p (Image By Tech4Gamers)
  • We saw a 2.6% advantage for the i7 14700K in MS Flight Sim 2020, with an average framerate of 115 FPS, while the 13700KF was only a few frames shy, with an average of 112 FPS.
  • Coming to the 1% lows, the Core i7 14700K had minimums of around 85 FPS, while the 13700K was a few frames behind with a minimum of 83 FPS.

Forza Horizon 5

Forza Horizon 5
Forza Horizon 5 @1080p (Image By Tech4Gamers)
  • The difference in framerate in Forza Horizon 5 fell to 3.4%, with the 14700K being in the advantage. It had an average framerate of 241 FPS, while the 13700KF had an average of around 233 FPS
  • The 1% lows were higher on the KF at around 135 FPS, while the Core i7 14700K had lows of 131 FPS. The difference here was around 3% in advantage of the older processor.

Hogwarts Legacy

Hogwarts Legacy
Hogwarts Legacy @1080p (Image By Tech4Gamers)
  • The average framerates were very close between the two processors when we tested Hogwarts Legacy, with the 14700K getting an average framerate of around 74 FPS while the 13700KF had an average of 73 FPS.
  • As for the 1% lows, the 13700KF got lows of 53 FPS, while the 14700K had lows of around 55 FPS.

Horizon Zero Dawn

Horizon Zero Dawn
Horizon Zero Dawn @1080p (Image By Tech4Gamers)
  • The difference in this PlayStation port was substantial on paper, but most people would be hard-pressed actually to notice it. The 14700K had an average of 200 FPS, while the 13700KF was around 2.5% slower, with an average framerate of around 195 FPS.
  • The 1% lows of the 14700K hovered around 146 FPS, while the 13th-gen processor hung around 145 FPS for its minimums.

Spider-man: Miles Morales

Spider-Man Miles Morales
Spider-Man Miles Morales @1080p (Image By Tech4Gamers)
  • This PS port also behaved similarly to the last one. The 14700K had an average framerate of around 128 FPS, while the 13700K had an average of 124 FPS, which was around 3.2% lower.
  • As for the 1% lows, the 14700K managed lows of 97 FPS while the i7 13700K hovered around 94 FPS.

Red Dead Redemption 2

Red Dead Redemption 2
Red Dead Redemption 2 @1080p (Image By Tech4Gamers)
  • Finally, our testing finished off with both chips getting the same framerate in Red Dead Redemption 2 at around 179 FPS.
  • As for the lows, the 14700K got its final win with a framerate of 119 FPS, while the Core i7 13700KF suffered its final loss with a framerate of 115 FPS.

Overall Gaming Performance

Average FPS
Average FPS @1080p (Image By Tech4Gamers)

Average Framerate

In our testing, there was very little difference between the performance of these two processors. The i7 14700K managed to get 2.4% higher average framerates across the 10 games we tested, with an overall average framerate of 167 FPS, while the 13700K was a tad bit behind, with an average of around 163 FPS. For most gamers, this difference would be completely unnoticeable. Additionally, if you choose to play at a higher resolution, this discrepancy will vanish as the game becomes more GPU-dependent.

1% Lows

The difference between these two processors shrank further when we analyzed the 1% lows, with the 14700 being around 1.2% faster with an average minimum framerate of 109 FPS, while the 13700K was a smidge behind with lows of around 108 FPS.

In a broader perspective, the difference between these two processors is something that no person could notice in a vacuum. Still, the Core i7 14700K score is a bit higher, so we have to give it the win in this scenario.

Winner: Intel's Core i7 14700K

Editor`s Note
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These two processors’ gaming performance is pretty much equivalent across our testing, but the world of productivity tests tells a very different story. The Core i7 14700K scores around 20% higher than the Core i7 13700KF in Cinebench’s multicore test due to its higher core count!

โ€“ Shehryar Khan


Power Consumption

GameCore i7 13700KF (W)Core i7 14700K (W)
Cyberpunk 2077123124
Starfield124124
Hitman 3128132
The Last Of Us Part 1128130
MS Flight Simulator 20209492
Forza Horizon 59698
Hogwarts Legacy7177
Horizon Zero Dawn7975
Spider-man: Miles Morales113115
Red Dead Redemption 2108106
Average Power Consumption106.4107.3
Winner: Intel's Core i7 13700KF

The average power consumption was almost identical between the two chips, with the Core i7 14700K taking aback only 0.8% more power. Buy-in-large Intel seems to have made no improvements in this department either.


Price And Availability

ProcessorMSRPCurrent Price
Core i7 13700KF๐Ÿ’ฒ384๐Ÿ’ฒ329
Core i7 14700K๐Ÿ’ฒ409๐Ÿ’ฒ389
Difference7%18%

The Core i7 14700K is around 18% more expensive than the Core i7 13700KF at the time of writing this video, which seems steep, to say the least, considering the difference in performance. If you can buy a used chip, the price of the 13700KF would be even lower. Safe to say, the Core i7 13700KF gives an objectively better value proposition than the Core i7 14700K.


What We Recommend

Core i7 14700K: Intel did not push the envelope with the production of this chip. Most aspects are very similar to its predecessor, which can be sold for a lower price. This is not to mention that the previous chip did not bring any innovations, which makes the user demographic for this processor extremely narrow. Still, if you want the lacklustre bleeding edge of technology, you have the option of choosing the Core i7 14700K.

Core i7 13700KF: The biggest difference between this processor and its rival is its omission of integrated graphics, which won’t be a major factor for people with a reliable graphics card. If you decide to buy this processor off the used market, you will get good value, at least better than that of the new 14th-generation processors. The Core i7 13700KF matches the Core i7 14700K in most aspects, like performance and power consumption, which is why it gets our recommendation.

To summarize, Intel brought no noticeable improvements with the Core i7 14700K, which is why we would urge anyone deciding between these two chips to get the Core i7 13700KF.


Frequently Asked Questions

Should I upgrade my Core i7 13700KF to the Core i7 14700K?

If you have a Core i7 13700KF in your current setup right now, it would not make sense to upgrade to the Core i7 14700K because it does not give a noticeable boost in framerate, power efficiency, or thermal management.

Should I upgrade my Intel 12th-gen setup to a chip from the 14th generation?

If you’re looking for an upgrade to your 12th-gen processor, we recommend waiting a bit longer until Intel releases their 15th-gen processors, as the 14th-generation Intel processors will not give you any noticeable performance improvement.

Does the Core i7 14700K have integrated graphics?

Yes, the Core i7 14700K has the Intel UHD Graphics 770, which is adequate to play some games at low resolutions.


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