Intel is due to launch its new 11th generation Core i9, i7 and i5 Rocket Lake-S in the near future. Intel is reverting to a more reasonable core count and appears to contain the price increase below 3% compared to the previous generation.
The price of the 11th generation of Intel Rocket Lake-S desktop processors has just been leaked thanks to a Dutch reseller. Overall Intel is reverting to a more modest core and thread count.
The next Most premium Core i9, i7 and i5 should adopt a maximum of 8 cores / 16 threads against up to 10 cores and 20 threads on the previous generation. Prices increased slightly across the entire range, but this increase remained contained below 3% (2.8%).
Intel Rocket Lake-S: prices drop a bit on the high end
In fact, Intel seems to have slightly increased the prices of its entry level, and more sharply the prices of the mid-range for lower prices on the most capable Core i9s. The most powerful Core i9-11900K is almost 9% cheaper than the previous generation – with as we told you, however, one core and two fewer threads.
Intel is reacting to a market that it is losing to its competitor AMD. In January 2021, AMD indeed passed Intel in market share in the desktop PC segment. Intel nevertheless retains the advantage over laptops with an 85% market share for the moment.
Here is the price list in euros for the next generation of Intel Rocket Lake-S processors:
- Core i9-11900K : 500 € (8.9% decrease)
- Core i9-11900KF : € 476 (6.1% decrease)
- Core i9-11900 : 408 € (7.6% decrease)
- Core i9-11900F : 384 € (3.9% decrease)
- Core i7-11700K : € 377 (14.6% increase)
- Core i7-11700KF : € 353 (11.7% increase)
- Core i7-11700 : € 306 (4.1% increase)
- Core i7-11700F : € 282 (4.1% increase)
- Core i5-11600K : € 243 (4.3% increase)
- Core i5-11600KF : € 219 (4.3% increase)
- Core i5-11600 : 207 € (6.7% increase)
- Core i5-11500 : 188 € (6.8% increase)
- Core i5-11400 : € 169 (6.3% increase)
- Core i5-11400F : 146 € (2.1% increase)
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Of course these prices may not be final, and are likely to change slightly before the release of the processors. But this allows us to get a fairly precise first idea of the prices this year. Can Intel regain the advantage over AMD? Share your opinion in the comments.