Monday, October 9th 2017

Newegg Confirms Limited Availability of Intel Core 8th Gen Processors

A user from [H]ardOCP has posted on the website's forums an exchange he had with the customer service over at Newegg. If availability of Intel's latest 8th Gen CPUs was rumored to be limited before, this seems to bring some more credence to those reports. Case in point: over at Newegg, orders for the Core i5 8600K processor are currently being put on back-order, with estimated shipping dates of 15 to 20 days. Pore over the i7 8700K processor, though, and you'll find it currently out of stock.

Newegg has apparently ordered over 3000 units of the Core i7 8700K CPU alone, in order to keep pace with demand (these have been well-received chips as you can see on TPU's own reviews). Newegg expects these to come in at around a "3 to 5 weeks" time-frame. What separates this particular availability problem from being simply an issue of overly high demand is that Intel's Coffee Lake processors were already expected to be limited in availability even before they were launched. Remember that while Intel probably had such six-core processors as these taped out well in advance already, they did pull up their launch window so as to better compete with current AMD Ryzen offerings.

Sources: HardOCP, Newegg 8600K, Newegg 8700K
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23 Comments on Newegg Confirms Limited Availability of Intel Core 8th Gen Processors

#1
ShurikN
Shows to prove this gen was supposed to launch next year, but was rushed due to strong Ryzen sales. Now we have a Vega level paper paunch. End it won't get any better till 2018
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#2
R-T-B
Raevenlord said:
8799K
What is this? ;)
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#3
Mark Little
"Pore over the it 8799K processor,..."

The beginning of this sentence makes my head hurt.
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#4
Tomgang
Raevenlord said:
A user from [H]ardOCP has posted on the website's forums an exchange he had with the customer service over at Newegg. If availability of Intel's latest 8th Gen CPUs was rumored to be limited before, this seems to bring some more credence to those reports. Case in point: over at Newegg, orders for the Core i7 8600K processor are currently being put on back-order, with estimated shipping dates of 15 to 20 days. Pore over the it 8799K processor, though, and you'll find it currently out of stock.

Newegg has apparently ordered over 3000 units fo the Core i7 8700K alone to keep pace with demand (these have been well-received chips as you can see on TPU's own reviews), and expects these to come in at around a "3 to 5 weeks" time-frame. What separates This availability problem from being simply an issue of overly high demand is that Intel's Coffee Lake processors were already expected to be limited in availability even before they were launched. Remember that while Intel probably had such six-core processors as these taped out well in advance already, they did pull up their launch window so as to better compete with current AMD Ryzen offerings.



Sources: HardOCP, Newegg 8600K, Newegg 8700K
"Pore over the it 8799K processors"

When dit the 8799K came out? :p

But else it nothing new that hardware just released is low in stock the first periode after release. I have seen that over and over again. No big surprice there.
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#5
R0H1T
Mark Little said:
"Pore over the it 8799K processor,..."

The beginning of this sentence makes my head hurt.
Any corrections you'd like to suggest?

Where are the naysayers who said AMD didn't force Intel's hand, or is Intel doing a GF suddenly?
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#6
Mark Little
R0H1T said:
Any corrections you'd like to suggest?

Where are the naysayers who said AMD didn't force Intel's hand, or is Intel doing a GF suddenly?
Are you serious with this reply? I think the sentence was suppose to say, "Move over to the i5 8600K,..." and then I'm not so sure since the previous sentence talks about a non-existent 'i7 8600K'. That should say i7 8700K.

I'm thinking either English isn't your first language or you do not have any familiarity with misspellings or intel's processors.
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#7
Darmok N Jalad
Sure seems like a last-minute reaction to Ryzen. It seems like Intel’s eventual lineup wasn’t the original plan for this generation, otherwise supply wouldn’t be an issue. Yields should be too much of a problem on their super-mature 14nm++ process, but the extra 2 cores do increase die size by about 20% over Kaby Lake. If it is a yield issue, these may end up selling well above MSRP until Cannon Lake can shrink the die again.
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#8
R0H1T
Mark Little said:
Are you serious with this reply? I think the sentence was suppose to say, "Move over to the i5 8600K,..." and then I'm not so sure since the previous sentence talks about a non-existent 'i7 8600K'. That should say i7 8700K.

I'm thinking either English isn't your first language or you do not have any familiarity with misspellings or intel's processors.
OR how about you suggest what the corrections should be instead of sounding like an :rolleyes:

The i5 8600k is not non existent, it's just a typo, should be i5 instead of i7. For the second part it ought to be, "Move over to the 8700k".

Good luck trying to bring non English speakers' verbal or grammatical proficiency in a technical forum, I believe the OP is also not a native English speaker!
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#9
9700 Pro
R0H1T said:
Any corrections you'd like to suggest?

Where are the naysayers who said AMD didn't force Intel's hand, or is Intel doing a GF suddenly?
How about 8700K? :rolleyes:
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#10
Raevenlord
News Editor
R-T-B said:
What is this? ;)
I'm feeling the proverbial "Cassandra" feels, and seeing into Intel's future plans ;)

Mark Little said:
"Pore over the it 8799K processor,..."

The beginning of this sentence makes my head hurt.
Mark Little said:
Are you serious with this reply? I think the sentence was suppose to say, "Move over to the i5 8600K,..." and then I'm not so sure since the previous sentence talks about a non-existent 'i7 8600K'. That should say i7 8700K.

I'm thinking either English isn't your first language or you do not have any familiarity with misspellings or intel's processors.
Typos aside, the sentence reads as it should. Pore over is slightly more complex than your "move over" though, so I guess that's where the headaches come from ;)

I do have familiarity with Intel's processors, though. Think again.

R0H1T said:
OR how about you suggest what the corrections should be instead of sounding like an :rolleyes:

The i5 8600k is not non existent, it's just a typo, should be i5 instead of i7. For the second part it ought to be, "Move over to the 8700k".

Good luck trying to bring non English speakers' verbal or grammatical proficiency in a technical forum, I believe the OP is also not a native English speaker!
Thanks, R0H1T ;) I'm not, in fact, a native English speaker/writer.
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#11
xkm1948
Intel probably need to move stock of old gen Kabylake quad core. Also maybe the older gen BWE hex cores.
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#12
BiggieShady
Raevenlord said:
I'm not, in fact, a native English speaker/writer.
Thank you for showing me the meaning of poring, now I'm also poring over stuff liek a boss
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#13
HisDivineOrder
"Releasing" the hexacore mainstream chip we've all wanted was the best thing Intel could have done. Throughout the holiday season, as Ryzen 7 chips get price cut after price cut, deal after deal, Black Friday blitzes, we'll all turn from AMD back to Mama Intel that always gives us the gaming performance we know won't stop being better.

And poor AMD will have a poorer quarter than they would have if Intel hadn't put that doubt in the back of our minds. It won't matter to many if it's not available or if it's currently being overpriced and probably will throughout the year and into next year.

It'll only matter that Ryzen 7 is inferior at gaming and no longer the new hotness.
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#14
Dave65
R0H1T said:
Any corrections you'd like to suggest?

Where are the naysayers who said AMD didn't force Intel's hand, or is Intel doing a GF suddenly?
Without amd, all you would see our of Intel is the same old 4 core 8 thread cpus.
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#15
Dj-ElectriC
Dave65 said:
Without amd, all you would see our of Intel is the same old 4 core 8 thread cpus.
Intel had mainstream 6C parts on their roadmap for a long time now. Would we see them in 2017? probably not.
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#16
dirtyferret
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#17
ZoneDymo
Dj-ElectriC said:
Intel had mainstream 6C parts on their roadmap for a long time now. Would we see them in 2017? probably not.
well yeah, that same roadmap probably goes to 100 cores for the mainstream if you just push it through long enough :P
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#18
HisDivineOrder
ZoneDymo said:
well yeah, that same roadmap probably goes to 100 cores for the mainstream if you just push it through long enough :p
Yeah, but the roadmap was pretty clear that something called Coffee Lake was coming in 2018, so... it's not like Intel magically made a chip instantly to combat AMD. It takes years to make new chips. AMD probably affected what price and a release date that's a few months earlier than Intel would have preferred, but that's about it.

To say that AMD was necessary to get this chip, well, you might make that argument... if you assume they made it way back when because they figured Ryzen might be a threat.
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#19
Hood
Let's not forget that Intel gives priority to OEMs like Dell, HP, Lenovo, Apple, etc. - companies that buy thousands of CPUs. There's almost always a "shortage" of retail consumer chips at launch, but after a month or three,all is good. Success of a given CPU among enthusiast/builders is mostly an unknown at launch, and depends on the whims of the market, available competition, pricing, and many other variables. They'd be foolish to play it any other way; OEMs represent thousands of sure sales, before launch.
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#20
StrayKAT
HisDivineOrder said:
the new hotness.
It never was "hot"... :p /regretful 7700k owner
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#21
Raevenlord
News Editor
BiggieShady said:
Thank you for showing me the meaning of poring, now I'm also poring over stuff liek a boss
Eh, I'm here to serve :lovetpu:
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#22
CrAsHnBuRnXp
I get so tired of manufacturers bringing in such hype about their product to not even bother having enough for everyone to buy day 1. If you are going to launch a product, launch it with enough availability that you dont run out in 10 seconds. Intel, AMD, nVIDIA, Asus, literally every one does it. Especially nintendo. Fuck nintendo for releasing mini version of their consoles only to never be able to get one unless you pay 2x the price if not more from some dickhead scalper.
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#23
Slizzo
8700K being 6 core isn't a surprise. It being sold in October of 2017 is though. AMD precipitated this, no question.
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