Intel 11th Gen CPUs to launch in March has been confirmed by MSI

The launch date for Intel 11th Gen Core desktop CPU series has been confirmed by MSI on the South Korean Danawa forum, they are said to be launched in March. Existing 400-series boards will support the 11th Gen CPUs, higher-end Z490 motherboard are supposed to receive the update first, the update for the 400-series boards will arrive in march as well.

This is a confirmation of the rumors that Intel will only lift the sales embargo on its upcoming 500-series motherboards (Z590, B560, H510), while the 11th Gen Core “Rocket Lake-S” processors will not be available till March. Previous dates that have been speculated are March 15th with availability expected in early April.

MSI on 11th Gen Core ‘Rocket Lake-S’ release, Source: @harukaze5719

A new leak confirms that the flagship chip on the 11th gen series will be able to break the 700 points barrier in CPU-Z single-threaded benchmark. This will put a lot of pressure on AMD’s Zen3 processor series, which was able to beat Intel’s 10th gen series previously in the single-threaded performance, it’s good to see more competition in the market and great news for CPU enthusiasts as well.

Intel is expected to talk about its 11th Gen Core series at CES 2021, including next-gen gaming Tiger Lake-H series and Rocket Lake-S CPUs. Both are expected to deliver an impressive double-digit efficiency increase over the previous 10th Gen CPUs.

Intel 11th Gen Core(Rocket Lake-S)Rumored specs
SKU Cores/Threads Base Clock All Core Turbo Turbo Boost 2.0 Turbo Boost Max 3.0 Boost/All Core TDP MSRP
i9-11900K 8C/16T 3.5 GHz TBC TBC TBC 5.3/4.8 GHz 125W TBC
i9-11900 8C/16T 3.5 GHz 3.8 GHz TBC TBC 4.4/3.8 GHz 65W TBC
i7-11700K 8C/16T 3.6 GHz 4.6 GHz TBC 5.0 GHz 125W TBC
i7-11700 8C/16T 2.5 GHz TBC TBC 4.9 GHz 65W TBC
i5-11600K 6C/12T TBC 4.6 GHz 4.9 GHz 125W TBC
i5-11600 6C/12T 3.0 GHz TBC TBC 65W TBC
i5-11500 6C/12T 2.8 GHz TBC TBC 65W TBC
i5-11400 6C/12T 2.6 GHz 4.2 GHz 4.4 GHz 65W TBC