Lenovo Legion 5 Pro Sporting Intel Raptor Lake Laptop Chips Spotted Online

In the midst of Intel’s latest 14th Gen processor launch, a flurry of new laptops is emerging. While Intel has already introduced the Core Ultra processors, a recent leak suggests the existence of another architecture within the 14th Gen Intel CPU lineup.

Previously, we reported on the i9-14900HX in a leak concerning Dell Alienware’s laptops. Now, the spotlight is on Lenovo’s Legion 5 Pro, which has surfaced with listings featuring Intel Core i9 & i7 (14th Gen) processors. These product listings have appeared on the Malaysia-based online store Shopee.com.my, revealing unannounced i9-14900HX-based Lenovo Legion 5 Pro gaming laptops that remain accessible at the time of this coverage.

The discovery of this online listing was credited to @momomo_us, formerly known as X on Twitter. The Lenovo Legion 5 Pro gaming laptop was found equipped with both Intel 14th Gen Core i9-14900HX and Core i7-14650HX processors. Remarkably, the i7 variant on the retailer’s website offers configurability options for RAM sizes up to 32GB DDR5. However, it’s important to note that the i9 14th Gen listing and the i7 14th Gen listing might be removed at a later time.

Anticipations are high for the imminent launch of Lenovo’s Legion 5 Pro gaming laptop, especially considering other laptop releases expected at CES 2024. This launch might coincide with the introduction of Intel 14th Gen Raptor Lake Refresh processors, slated for early January. Notably, our assessment of the i9-14900K (desktop CPU) revealed marginal improvements from one generation to the next.

In terms of graphics, the laptop is set to incorporate RTX 40 series GPUs like the RTX 4060 and RTX 4070, among potential others. The Legion 5 Pro boasts a 16-inch screen offering a brightness of 500 nits and a resolution of 2560×1600. This IPS panel features a 165Hz refresh rate and is accompanied by G-Sync support for smoother visuals.

As for connectivity, the product listing mentions Wi-Fi 6 along with Bluetooth 5.1 compatibility. With a weight noted at 2.55 kg, the forthcoming Legion laptop from Lenovo is poised to house an impressive cooling mechanism.

The i9-14900HX processor is equipped with 8 P-Cores (performance cores) and 16 E-Cores (efficiency cores), culminating in a 24-core, 16-thread CPU. Its maximum P-core clock speed stands at 5.50GHz, while the E-Cores clock in at 3.70GHz. Additionally, it boasts 36MB of Intel Smart Cache.

On the other hand, the i7-14650HX features a 16-core, 14-thread configuration comprising 8 P-cores and 8 E-Cores. Clock speeds for the Core i7 variant are noted at 5.0GHz for performance cores and 3.70GHz for efficiency cores, respectively.

Regarding pricing, the online listing on Shopee showcased the Lenovo Legion 5 Pro (featuring the i7-14650HX, 16GB DDR5, RTX 4060) at RM 7,299, which equates to roughly $1558 USD. Meanwhile, the higher-end i9-14900HX model paired with an RTX 4070 was listed at RM 8,499, approximately $1814 USD.

Intel 14th Gen: Raptor Lake Refresh vs Core Ultra

The emphasis on these CPUs appears to lean more towards overall performance rather than efficiency. In terms of battery life for gaming laptops, the new Core Ultra processors might offer superior performance compared to options like the Lenovo Legion 5 Pro featuring Intel 14th Gen Raptor Lake HX CPUs.

Additionally, Core Ultra laptops are expected to provide better portability. Notably, Intel’s latest core iteration, the Low Power Island (LP E-core), won’t be included in the 14th Gen i9-14900HX but is anticipated to be integrated into the 14th Gen Core Ultra processors.

It’s anticipated that the upcoming laptops featuring 14th Gen Raptor Lake CPUs might not showcase substantial improvements, aligning with our observations from the Intel 14th Gen desktop CPUs mentioned earlier. However, they differ from some gaming laptops expected to carry high-end Intel 14th Gen Meteor Lake-based Core Ultra processors.

In comparison to the Meteor Lake-based Core Ultra 5 and 7 processors, these Raptor Lake-based 14th Gen CPUs (i9-14900HX & i7-14650HX) are expected to offer higher core counts and increased power limits.

The Intel Core Ultra 9 185H, acknowledged by Intel to feature an unlocked power limit configurable by manufacturers, is anticipated to reach up to 115W. However, a previous review of the i9-13950HX on an MSI Titan GT77 HX demonstrated a power limit reaching 157W, although the unlocked power limit for this specific gaming laptop remains unknown.

Considering the features of the Lenovo Legion 5 Pro equipped with Nvidia RTX 40 series graphics and the Raptor Lake Refresh architecture-based Intel 14th Gen processors, which one of the upcoming Intel 14th Gen laptops would you prefer? Share your choice and thoughts in the comments below.

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