MSI has just confirmed Intel Alder Lake CPU launch date (November 4th)

Published: Sep 27th 2021, 07:56 GMT   Comments

MSI confirms Intel Alder Lake launch date

According to the MSI LGA1700 upgrade kit promo, Intel’s 12th Gen Core launch date is November 4th.

MSI today announced a free upgrade kit for Intel LGA1700 CPUs and their Coreliquid CPU coolers. The press release did not mention any dates, but the form, which must be used to apply for a free upgrade kit, will only be available on November 4th, which made us curious why. We have quickly reached out to our sources who confirmed that Intel Alder Lake-S will be available on November 4th. This date is attached to the sales and review embargo.

MSI LGA1700 Upgrade Kit form, Source: MSI

Usman Pirzada (Wccftech) adds that preorders will go live a week sooner right after the Intel Innovation event. Intel Alder Lake-S embargoes are then as follows:

  • October 27th: Announcement and preorders
  • November 4th: Sales and reviews (product launch)

November 4th is a bit sooner than previously rumored November 19th, which might have been the previous date. Either Intel decided to launch Alder Lake CPUs sooner or the originally rumored date was incorrect.

It is worth noting that this date is attached to CPU embargoes, we are not aware when compatible motherboards will go on sale. However, it is very likely that they will either already be available or the same date applies to Z690 motherboards as well.

At least three SKUs are to launch on November 4th: Core i9-12900K, Core i7-12700K, and Core i5-12600K. The KF-series lacking integrated Xe graphics should also become available on the same day.

Intel 12th Gen Core Series (Alder Lake-S)
VideoCardzCores / ThreadsCore Type1-2 Core BoostAll-Core BoostTDP
P-Core (Big)
5.3 GHz
5.0 GHz
E-Core (Small)
3.9 GHz
3.7 GHz
P-Core (Big)
5.0 GHz
4.7 GHz
E-Core (Small)
3.8 GHz
3.6 GHz
P-Core (Big)
4.9 GHz
4.5 GHz
E-Core (Small)
3.6 GHz
3.4 GHz

Source: MSI

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