Intel's new Rocket Lake processors are Team Blue's big answer to AMD’s Ryzen 5000 chips and, as you can read in our Intel Core i9-11900K and i5-11600K review, we're fans of the improvements Intel has been able to make while keeping the chips at pretty competitive prices.
Alongside improved performance (at least in applications that aren't heavily threaded), Rocket Lake also includes PCIe 4.0 interface adoption, AVX-512 support and a claimed 50% increase in Xe-powered integrated graphics performance.
And the first chips in the line are available to buy right now, with stock available from most retailers (a very different story to the desert of AMD availability).
If you're convinced, we've set up this page to collect all the different places where you can buy a Rocket Lake processor.
Intel Core i5-11600K: Where to Buy
Pre-order pricing was all over the place, but now that this chip is out in the wild, retailers have fallen in line. Cost is consistent at $269 across the board.
Looking for something a little on the cheaper side? B&H have just started taking pre-orders on the i5-11400F CPU too, at just $167.95.
Intel Core i7-11700K: Where to Buy
Launch day has brought consistency across retailers, with pricing now between $418 and $420. Micro Center, after being the most expensive, has surprisingly undercut them all at $399.
Intel Core i9-11900K: Where to Buy
It's getting hard to find i9 stock anywhere, and that is reflected by how far prices are being increased!
Right now, Newegg is showing the i9 in stock, but at a far more expensive price of $795.
Best of the rest (US)
Of course, these are the three headline CPUs, but Intel is releasing a whole slew of new 11th Gen processors to meet all of your requirements and budgets.
Here is a quick fire list of the best places to secure your processor. We will keep this updated once new product pages are live.
- Intel Core i5-11400: from $149.99 at Micro Center | Newegg | Amazon | Best Buy
- Intel Core i5-11500: $217.99 at Newegg | Amazon
- Intel Core i5-11900: $449.99 at Best Buy
Best of the rest (UK)
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yes, get your slightly slower (slower in most games than comparable 10th gen CPUS) new 11th gen CPUs for only a $100 price premium! (Bonus: act now , and you can step down from 10 cores to 8, again, at only a $100-$200 price premium! ACT NOW!) :)Reply
Where to Buy Intel’s 11th Gen Rocket Lake CPUs- asked no oneReply
The i5 11400F / i7 11700F paired with a B560 board should be a hit with gamers.Reply
https://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/1621133-REG/intel_bx8070811400f_core_i5_11400f_2_6_ghz.html/Intel Core i5-11400F $167.95 New Item - Coming Soon
https://www.newegg.com/intel-core-i7-11700-core-i7-11th-gen/p/N82E16819118237Intel Core i7-11700F $365.49
https://www.newegg.com/p/N82E16813119384ASUS PRIME B560-PLUS LGA $119.99
Just about anywhere as currently supply exceeds demand. That’s either a whole lot of supply or a rare exceptionally low demand.Reply
Granted I can walk into Microcenter and buy basically anything under a a 5900X 5000 series AMD chip now if I wanted. Honestly if I was going Intel a 10850K is a hell of a better option than an 11 series.
If someone could tell me where I can buy an 11900k online in Canada, that would be great. All sold out.Reply
Why would you want to buy an 11900k though?Reply
Same reasons as all the other people buying them I guess. I can’t find any unless I drive to a store 2 hours away.NightHawkRMX said:Why would you want to buy an 11900k though?
11900k is having stock issues in USA too by the looks. If you really want rocket lake for some reason, just get an 11700k which IS in stock and is the same exact cpu with a different nameReply
Well it’s a different binning.Reply