The upcoming Intel 11th Gen Rocket Lake-S desktop processors will be officially available for pre-order on March 16th next month. On that day Intel will have a product announcement for the 11th Gen Rocket Lake-S CPUs. While the release date and reviews will be available on March 30th, two weeks after announcement.
According to latest rumors on HKEPC, the upcoming Intel Rocket Lake-S desktop processors will be officially released on March 15th, 2021. This seems several weeks early than previous rumored release date. Intel has already launched 500 series motherboards (Can be pre-order here) with full support for Rocket Lake-S CPUs and PCI Gen4 for GPU and fast NVMe storage.
MSI official account at South Korean Danawa has just confirmed that the upcoming Intel 11th Gen Rocket Lake-S CPU will be officially released at the end of March. And currently Intel 400 series motherboards will fully support Rocket Lake-S CPUs. The official announcement for Intel Rocket Lake-S CPU could be as early as CES 2021 in next few days.
According to latest leaks, Intel seems to begin mass production of its 11th Gen Rocket Lake-S desktop processors as early as January. The previous date is in March. Intel will announce new Rocket Lake-S processors and Z590, B560, H510 at CES 2021.
Several days ago, the flagship Rocket Lake-S processor Core i9-11900K shows up in Ashes of the Singularity website, now today the Core i7-11700KF also spotted by @leakbench. According to the listing, this CPU is an octa-core processor with 16-threads enabled. It appears that the 11700KF CPU will have a 3.6 GHz base clock, which is actually 100 MHz higher than the rumored i9-11900K.