Intel 13th Gen release date & time: when to buy in UK, US, CA, EU?

Intel 13th Gen release date & time: when to buy in UK, US, CA, EU?
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*Latest* Intel 13th Gen releases in what we think could be just under 30 minutes!

Intel 13th Gen releases today (20th October), we think it’s going to be around 2PM BST / 9AM EDT / 6AM PST / 3PM CEST / 8AM CDT.

This month has been hot for computer hardware releases, with today’s release date of the Intel 13th Gen Raptor Lake CPUs only turning up the heat.

With a confirmed release date of the 20th October, Intel’s latest CPU release replaces their 12th generation Alder Lake CPUs.

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The new Intel CPUs range between minimum frequencies of 3 – 3.5GHz and reach max clock speeds between 5.1 – 5.8GHz, meaning that if you’re hoping to unlock the most out of your new RTX 4090 GPU, these are the CPUs best suited for that.

The release follows on from the AMD Ryzen 7000 series launch which is Intel’s biggest competition right now.

Find out where to buy Intel 13th Gen CPUs now.

Intel 13th Gen release date is finally here

It’s now 20th October, Intel 13th Gen CPU’s release date. We’re anticipating a heavily contested launch as pre-orders have already begun selling out. If you’re hoping to grab an Intel 13th Gen CPU on release, you’ll want to make sure that you have your finger on the checkout trigger today.

If you’re in the US – Amazon is your best bet for grabbing a CPU, and if you’re in the UK, SCAN is your best bet!

Find out where to buy Intel 13th Gen CPUs now.

The product launch gives us 6 chips to choose from:

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Pre-built Gaming PCs

We’ve already begun to see some gaming PCs on reputable tech retailers such Amazon and Best Buy.

Ranging from the best GPUs including the RTX 4090, RTX 3090, and 3080s, these gaming PCs are not only decked out with the best graphics cards but the best CPUs too.

Have a look at WePC’s thoughts on the Intel 13th Gen CPUs.

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Amazon CA

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Where to pre-order Intel 13th Gen

You can check these retailers to pre order Raptor Lake CPUs, Newegg and Scan are offering pre-orders now:

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Intel 13th Gen release date price US & UK

Intel 13th Gen price – US:

Intel 13th Gen price – UK:

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Intel 13th Gen release time prediction

Intel’s 13th Gen CPUs are predicted to release at 2PM BST / 9AM EDT / 6AM PST / 3PM CEST / 8AM CDT on 20th October.

We’re anticipating a great launch for the Intel 13th Gen CPUs and we could see great sales – if you keep close to this page upon launch we’ll be updating this page with the best places to buy / pre-order the Intel 13th Gen CPUs.

We’ve made this prediction based on previous hardware launches.

For more detailed information on the Intel 13th Gen release date and specs, check out WePC’s page.

Can you pre order an Intel 13th Gen CPU before release date?

With the release impending on the 20th October at 2PM BST / 9AM EDT / 6AM PST, you might be wondering when the first time you can get your hands on a new pre order Intel 13th Gen CPU.

Some retailers will be shipping pre-orders out on the 20th, so depending on your area you could see them on your front doorstep the next day.

Just as a warning, most pre-orders have filled up for Intel 13th Gen CPUs.

Where can you buy an Intel 13th Gen CPU on the release date?

High-street retailers such as Walmart and Target will be stocking the Intel 13th Gen CPU in the US.

In the UK, you’ll likely be able to find these CPUs in Currys, which is the most popular tech retailer on the UK’s high-streets.

We expect this to be a heavily competitive launch, so make sure you’ve stretched before heading to your local tech retailer.

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Will Intel 13th Gen CPUs sell out on release?

We anticipate a release that rivals the release of Nvidia’s RTX 4090. We’re already seeing pre-orders sold out and slots filled up, so consumers unable to confirm their pre-buys will certainly be preparing to snag a CPU on launch. We suggest that at the time of release (2PM BST / 9AM EDT / 6AM PST) you get online and use any of the above listed links to confirm your new Intel CPU.

If you have the intention of grabbing a Raptor Lake CPU on release, make sure you’re staying in close contact with this page as we have all the relevant buying information for all major regions including the US, UK, Canada, and Europe.

With the upcoming release of the Raptor Lake CPUs, now might be a good time to sink your fangs into some Alder Lake CPUs that are seeing great prices at the moment. It’s especially relevant if Intel 13th Gen CPUs sell out today.

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Intel 13th Gen CPU release date FAQs

When is Intel 13th Gen coming?

Intel 13th Gen Raptor Lake CPUs release on 20th October.

What socket does Intel 13th Gen require?

You will need LGA 1700 socket motherboards for this CPU.