Intel today has officially announced the 11th Gen Rocket Lake-S desktop CPUs, see the press release below:
11th Gen Intel Core: Unmatched Overclocking, Game Performance
The 11th Gen Intel® Core™ S-series desktop processors (code-named “Rocket Lake-S”) launched worldwide today, led by the flagship Intel® Core™ i9-11900K. Reaching speeds of up to 5.3GHz with Intel® Thermal Velocity Boost1, the Intel Core i9-11900K delivers even more performance to gamers and PC enthusiasts.
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.
At CES 2021, Intel will announce new Z590, B560, H510 motherboards ahead of Rocket Lake-S desktop processors launch event. Recently, a sample of Intel Core i9-11900 has been tested on upcoming B560 motherboard.