Intel’s next-generation Rocket Lake processors are likely to launch in March, with prices for the range just revealed by one European retailer.
Now, we should be clear in advance that we need great help of seasoning with this, as the retailer in question from Belgium is not the one we are familiar with.
However, with Rocket Lake now closed and other price leaks have popped up in recent times like Check out the manual Highlights, definitely worth a look at intentional pricing – especially in this latest case with product listings from 2compute.
What’s interesting here is that the flagship Rocket Lake octa-core CPU, Core i9-11900K, is said to be cheaper than the existing flagship (Comet Lake) 10900K.
According to 2compute, 11900K will cost 605 euros, compared to 664 euros for 10900K. There’s little to no point in converting those prices into dollars or pounds, especially since these are just rumored prices anyway, but the gist of it is that the 11900K could theoretically be around 10 cheaper. %. Of course, the main salt dosage here, as mentioned …
Can Intel really make the new flagship more affordable in practice? Well, it will definitely give the company another attack point for the AMD Ryzen 5000 chip. And you could argue it’s an 8-core chip versus a 10-core Comet Lake flagship; so it won’t threaten the multi-core performance of the latter.
However, Intel isn’t exactly known for making its high-end CPUs more affordable…
Another way to consider this is that the 11900K is priced almost exactly the same as the Ryzen 5800X on the Belgian retailer’s list, AMD’s powerful 8-core product has a suggested price of $ 449. For reference, by the way, the 10900K could be priced around $ 520 in the US right now (though, suggested price is $ 499).
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Of course, don’t read too much on all of this, but it will certainly be interesting to get signs of where Intel can advertise things. Several other price leaks in Europe, as the Notebookcheck report points out, have hinted that the 11900K would be about 10% more expensive than 2compute’s information – so that suggests prices are maintained almost from the previous generation flagship.
Consequently, the general consensus seems to be to keep the price status quo, or note things down slightly – at least with Rocket Lake’s flagship.
As for the rest of the 11th generation range, according to 2compute’s leaked prices, the 11700K could theoretically be about 10% more expensive than the 10700K, so it is going in a different direction from the top. The Core i5-11400 also appears to be a bit more expensive than the 10400, albeit a bit less (around 6%).
It’s a varied picture when it comes to price movements in the overall range, but again, it’s worth emphasizing that we obviously have to be very cautious around any leaked pre-release prices. .