Where to Buy Intel 11th Gen Rocket Lake CPUs

Intel Rocket Lake
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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

Intel Core i5-11600K

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US Intel Core i5-11600K retailers at a glance: Amazon | B&H | Best Buy | Micro Center | Newegg

UK Intel Core i5-11600K retailers at a glance: eBuyer | Overclockers

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

Intel Core i7-11700K

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US Intel Core i7-11700K retailers at a glance: Amazon | B&H | Best Buy | Micro Center | Newegg

UK Intel Core i7-11700K retailers at a glance: Overclockers | eBuyer

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.

Also, if you don’t necessarily need an unlocked processor, you can get the standard 11700 from Newegg or Best Buy.

Intel Core i9-11900K: Where to Buy

Intel Core i9-11900K

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US Intel Core i9-11900K retailers at a glance: Amazon | B&H |  Best Buy | Newegg

UK Intel Core i9-11900K retailers at a glance: Overclockers | eBuyer

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.

Best of the rest (UK)

Jason England

Jason is a deals writer at Tom's Hardware — bringing a decade of tech and gaming journalism to the role. He specializes in making sure you never pay more than you should for PC components and tech! He has previously written for other publications like Kotaku, Stuff and BBC Science Focus and in his spare time, you'll find him looking for good dogs to pet or eating pizza in his home town of Nottingham, UK.

  • svan71
    cricket, cricket
  • mdd1963
    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!) :)
  • aero1x
    Where to Buy Intel’s 11th Gen Rocket Lake CPUs- asked no one
  • Why_Me
    The i5 11400F / i7 11700F paired with a B560 board should be a hit with gamers.

    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
  • kal326
    Just about anywhere as currently supply exceeds demand. That’s either a whole lot of supply or a rare exceptionally low demand.

    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.
  • Hardee1
    If someone could tell me where I can buy an 11900k online in Canada, that would be great. All sold out.
  • NightHawkRMX
    Why would you want to buy an 11900k though?
  • Hardee1
    NightHawkRMX said:
    Why would you want to buy an 11900k though?
    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
    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 name
  • Hardee1
    Well it’s a different binning.