Intel's i7 8700K is out of stock across the UK

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Intel's i7 8700K is out of stock across the UK

Intel's i7 8700K is out of stock across the UK

 
Like every major hardware launch day, consumers all over the world are flocking to their favourite retailers in search for the latest and greatest PC hardware. Today with the release of Coffee Lake things are no different. 
 
Sadly, while stock of most of Intel's lower-end i5 or i3 models are remaining in stock, supply of Intel's i7 8700K and 8600K seems to have dried up here in the UK exceptionally quickly, with the only available stock that we can find in the UK being premium pre-delidded, binned 5.1GHz+ models from Overclockers UK.
 
Normal stock for Intel's i7 8700K and i5 8600K seems non-existent, with retailers like Scan and Ebuyer listing pre-orders with a fulfilment date of November 1st, which is a long wait given the fact that today is October 5th. 

  

Intel's i7 8700K is out of stock across the UK

 

If these pre-order fulfilment dates are true, Intel has undersupplied their high-end Coffee Lake series CPUs by a large margin, so much so that the company probably should have delayed the product until they could ship it in more meaningful quantities. 

Thankfully Intel's lower-end products like the i5 8400 and other non-K products are still available, as well as Intel's quad-core i3 8350K, though most of this selection of products are not really suitable for Z-series overclocking-ready motherboard chipsets, given their locked nature.  

Hopefully, Intel will be able to resupply retailers faster than what is currently projected, as right now consumers are purchasing Caffee Lake with the expectation of a long wait for shipping, by which time the burning hype surrounding Coffee Lake will have gotten cold. 

  
You can join the discussion on Intel's Coffee Lake Stock on the OC3D Forums

 

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Most Recent Comments

05-10-2017, 18:55:56

HJ1mech
They appear to be out every where here in the US as wellQuote

05-10-2017, 19:05:51

wedgie2007
and here in AustraliaQuote

05-10-2017, 20:25:43

NeverBackDown
Low stock. Expected to happen when you rush the launch months early.Quote

06-10-2017, 05:25:52

Peters
It was never in stock in the first place here in Norway Quote

06-10-2017, 05:28:11

SeanAngelo
terrible launch from intel... sighQuote
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