Where to buy Intel 11th-gen Rocket Lake CPUs - the newest processors are out now!

Where to buy Intel 11th-gen processors - the newest CPUs from Intel are nearly here
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Knowing how and where to buy Intel 11th gen Rocket Lake CPUs is critical as the newest range and generation to come to Intel's processor lineup is out now! That's right, a whole new generation of CPUs for all your PC needs is up for grabs! These retailers are your early best bets and there are some early claimed price drops already like this i5 CPU at Newegg. That particular retailer is also throwing in an Intel screwdriver with most of their units too, which is good - you can't complain about free stuff! Stock seems to be good in these early stages, but it does look like Best Buy and Newegg are your best bets so far - though the high-end 11900K seems to be the one that's more out of stock than any other...

11th-gen Rocket Lake prices - retailer links

Given the number of variants and prices and the number of retailers selling the Rocket Lake processors today, we've also picked out some highlights across the spectrum below. With some small discounts already appearing, and the i9s seemingly quite popular already there are already some ups and downs in stock and availability occurring.

US direct-to-CPU links

US Intel 11th-gen Rocket Lake links:

UK direct-to-CPU links

UK Intel 11th-gen Rocket Lake links:

While recent graphics card launches have been near-ridiculous in terms of folks actually getting their hands on stock, the CPU releases of the last few months - the AMD 5000 series in particular - haven't been quite so bad. At least, stock was far more readily available soon after launch even if it did totally disappear on day one as usual. This shows that we can hopefully have our fingers crossed for better stock levels this time around when trying to buy Intel 11th-gen Rocket Lake CPUs. 

As usual in these preparing-for-the-worst times, we've herded all the best retailer links together to get you going in the right direction. You can even pre-order some right now.

Should stock start to fluctuate, keep persisting come launch. You may get lucky with a well-timed F5 hit or webpage load.

Intel 11th Gen Rocket Lake CPUS

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The 11th-gen Rocket Lake CPUs from Intel are going to be available in a number of variants. Thus, the 11th-gen prices will be quite varied. 

As a quick refresher, the 11th-gen CPUs will feature newer architecture from Intel, named Cypress Cove, and, as always, some of these chips will be raiding the internet's best CPU for gaming lists and guides as well as finding their way into many of the pre-built, best gaming PC market. 

But what are we looking at specifically? Well, the 14nm process node remains, but we are looking at potential clock speeds of more than 5Ghz - possibly a massive 7Ghz if some early impressions are to be believed - and direct CPU support for PCIe 4.0 drives, allowing for these Intel CPUs to match AMDs chips when it comes to bandwidth. 

What such features translate to is a genuine, though expected, of course, boost in performance compared to previous generations. This comes in the form of a 19 percent increase in 'instructions per clock' - not that catchy, we know. But this means an increase in single-threaded performance and solid multi-thread performance.

The battle for top CPU has got very hot in recent years with both red and blue teams offering excellent chips for gaming. Intel's latest might well shake it up again, and that's why knowing where to buy Intel 11th-gen Rocket Lake CPUs is a good thing to be clued up on right now. 

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If you're in the mood for re-evaluating your PC in line with the arrival of the AMD RX 6700 XT GPU, then check out our takes on the best graphics cards you can get, not to mention the best RAM for gaming.

Rob Dwiar

Rob is the Deputy Editor of sister site, TechRadar Gaming, and has been in the games and tech industry for years. Prior to a recent stint as Gaming Editor at WePC, Rob was the Commissioning Editor for Hardware at GamesRadar+, and was on the hardware team for more than four years, since its inception in late 2018. He is also a writer on games and has had work published over the last six years or so at the likes of Eurogamer, RPS, PCGN, and more. He is also a qualified landscape and garden designer, so does that in his spare time, while he is also an expert on the virtual landscapes and environments of games and loves to write about them too, including in an upcoming book on the topic!