Mark your calendars because we now know that the release date of Intel’s Alder Lake CPUs is November 4. This news comes by way of MSI, following the company’s announcement of the ‘MSI Liquid Cooling Upgrade Kit’ for its AIO water cooling products, offering an upgrade path to would-be purchasers of Alder Lake processors that use the new LGA1700 socket. The promotion begins November 4 which, after corroboration between Videocardz and its own sources, is now confirmed to also be the street date for the Intel Core i9-12900K and other Alder Lake chips.
Furthermore, pre-orders for Alder Lake will begin October 27 according to Usman Pirzada, senior editor of Wccftech. This date coincides with the upcoming Intel Innovation event, which is scheduled to run between October 27 and 28.
A release date for compatible Z690 motherboards – the chipset used by Alder Lake processors – is not yet confirmed but it’s likely they will be available for purchase either prior to or on the same date as Intel’s new CPUs.