Update – 30/03/2021 – The 30th has arrived, which Intel 11th Gen CPU are you trying to pick up?
Update – 25/03/2021 – Release day for the Intel i9-11900(K) is now under a week away, can they compete?
Update – 22/03/2021 – Added Newegg listings for the upcoming Intel Core i9-11900(K) release.
Update – 17/03/2021 – Intel Has officially announced the Intel 11th Gen processors, more specifically the i9. The 11900 and K variants are set to be released on the 30th of March. From the i9-11900K all the way down to the i7-11700T, we see 8 cores and 16 threads as expected. Retailers in the UK and US are now starting to show pricing and pre order options for the three main Intel 11th Gen processor SKUs.
AMD undoubtedly took the lead in the CPU race with their Ryzen 5000 launch. Of course, all the major hardware launches of quarter four were plagued with stock issues, leaving many crying “paper launch”. With the introduction of Intel’s highly anticipated Rocket Lake series processors, today we are going to be looking at where to buy the flagship i9-11900 & i9-11900K.
If you are still wondering what exactly is the Intel Core i9-11900 and i9-11900K are then don’t worry, we will be taking a look at the specifications, release dates, prices, pre order options, and, of course, where you can buy one.
Intel Core i9-11900 –
- Base Clock – 2.5 GHz
- Max Boost – 5.1 GHz
- 65 TDP
- 8/16 threads
Intel Core i9-11900K –
- Base Clock – 3.5 GHz
- Max Boost – 5.2 GHz
- 125 TDP
- 8/16 threads
Bear in mind that the above specs are from an engineering sample that could run at much lower frequencies than we’ll probably see with final silicon.
Other CPUs in the Rocket Lake lineup:
We now have an official release date for the Intel i9-11900(K) with it expected to come out on the 30th of March 2021. There is a bit of confusion around this though as we have heard retailers in Germany were selling this SKU around 3-4 weeks ago. It is also currently possible to purchase the locked i9 variant in the UK at the moment with some retailers, so your best bet is to keep trying.
Whilst the pricing of the i9-11900(K) is not yet known, we can draw some conclusions based on the current 10th-gen model.
The current 10th-gen i9-10900 retails for around $479.99, while the K variant retails for $50 more at $529.99. We expect Intel to price their flagship processors around this at most but due to the fierce competition from AMD, we could see a more competitive price to compete with the fabled Ryzen 5900X.
All the Intel i9-11900 & i9-11900K where to buy links for the major retailers in the US will be listed below. Remember, thanks to recent events, stock levels will likely be lower than normal – meaning, you’ll have to get in early if you want to secure a Rocket Lake CPU.
Intel i9-11900 & i9-11900K CPU Listings, Pre Order, & Prices – Amazon US
i9-11900 & i9-11900K CPU Listings, Pre Order, & Prices – Best Buy
Intel i9-11900 & i9-11900K CPU Listings, Pre Order, & Prices – Newegg
UK retailers also haven’t yet started to list the Intel i9-11900 & i9-11900K just yet. That said, we will be populating the below retailers with links as and when they go live.
Intel i9-11900 & i9-11900K CPU Listings, Pre Order, & Prices – Amazon UK
Intel i9-11900 & i9-11900K CPU Listings, Pre Order, & Prices – Scan
Intel i9-11900 & i9-11900K CPU Listings, Pre Order, & Prices – Overclockers
Intel i9-11900 & i9-11900K CPU Listings, Pre Order, & Prices – Ebuyer
Intel i9-11900 & i9-11900K CPU Listings, Pre Order, & Prices – Currys PC World
Intel i9-11900 & i9-11900K CPU Listings, Pre Order, & Prices – Novatech
Unfortunately, major retailers in Canada are yet to post Intel i9-11900 & i9-11900K listings live yet. However, you can rest assured that when they do, we’ll have all the best places linked below.
Intel i9-11900 & i9-11900K CPU Listings, Pre Order, & Prices – Amazon CA
So, if you are looking at where to buy the Intel Core i9-11900(K), you’ve come to the right place. We are going to be continually updating this page with all the major retail links as they go live so you can get one in your basket quick time.