CES 2021 Intel 11th Gen Desktop Rocket Lake CPU prices
11th Gen Intel Core desktop processors (code-named "Rocket Lake-S") will deliver inceased performance and speeds. They will launch in the first quarter of 2021. (Credit: Intel Corporation)

With the expected release just about a month away, it seems as though one US-based retailer has gone ahead and started listed prices for the upcoming Intel Rocket Lake CPU lineup. Originally spotted by Twitter user Harukaze5719, Milwaukee PC temporarily shared the pricing of Intel’s 11th generation processors.

According to the retailer, the flagship Core i9-11900K will cost $599.99. That price indicates a 20% price increase from the prior generation’s Core i9-10900K which shipped with two more cores, but lacked PCIe 4.0 support.

 

Looking at other CPUs in the lineup, the Core i9-11900KF, which lacks the integrated graphics of the i9-11900K, will cost $579.99. If you decide to go down to the Core i7 chip, the i7-11700K costs $484.99, while the Core i5-11600K will run $309.99. As far as price to performance goes, it’s expected that the i7-11700K will be the best selling of the CPUs, depending on availability.

Mixed bag of emotions for Intel Rocket Lake

While a new generation of CPU releases can be exciting, the release of the Intel Rocket Lake lineup is a bit of a mixed bag. Sure, it’s great that Intel fans are finally getting processors with features like PCIe 4.0 support and up to 20 PCIe 4.0 CPU lanes. However, when consumers know what’s to come later this year with Intel Alder Lake, can they really get that excited about it?

Processor Pricing Cores / Threads Base Clock (GHz)/Boost TBA L3 Cache (MB)
Core i9-11900K $599.99 8 / 16 3.5 16
Core i9-11900KF $579.99 8 / 16 3.5 16
Core i9-11900 $509.99 8 / 16 2.5 16
Core i9-11900F $479.99 8 / 16 2.5 16
Core i7-11700K $484.99 8 / 16 3.6 16
Core i7-11700KF $454.99 8 / 16 3.6 16
Core i7-11700 $389.99 8 / 16 2.5 16
Core i7-11700F $359.99 8 / 16 2.5 16
Core i5-11600K $309.99 6 / 12 3.9 12
Core i5-11600KF $279.99 6 / 12 3.9 12
Core i5-11600 $264.99 6 / 12 2.8 12
Core i5-11500 $234.99 6 / 12 2.7 12
Core i5-11400 $214.99 6 / 12 2.6 12
Core i5-11400F $179.99 6 / 12 2.6 12

Though the prices do seem legitimate from a retailer that has been around over 30 years, it’s important to remember that these things can change between now and when Intel officially announces Rocket Lake CPU prices. Still, it shouldn’t be all that surprising to see higher price tags for the 11th generation of Intel CPUs. When you get down into the alleged performance of the new generation, the i7-11700K appears to outperform the i9-10900K in a number of areas.

Mike Straw
Michael Straw is a gamer who just happens to be an experienced journalist. In his near decade-long career, Mike has covered some of the biggest events in the world from E3 to the NFL Draft. He was once the second-ranked player in the world in NHL 09 on Xbox Live, and is a trained professional wrestler. He is also the Managing Editor of Sports Gamers Online.

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