Lenovo has officially revealed its latest Legion 9000K desktop gaming PC, and the launch date of the laptop is expected to be on October 29, 2021. This will be the first Intel Alder Lake 12th Gen processor-based gaming PC to hit the market, and we are all excited for this development.
Lenovo’s Legion 9000K series is expected to support PCIe 5.0 and DDR5 memory, which the processor will be the first CPU to support in the market. The laptop is also expected to ship with an Intel Z690 motherboard, the information for which remains unknown. The Intel Z690 “will carry the LGA 1700 socket, which is designed around Alder Lake and future generation CPUs. It also looks like only the flagship Z690 motherboards will be able to support DDR5 memory with native speeds of up to 4800 MHz whereas cheaper motherboards are based on mainstream & budget-tier chipsets (H670, B650, H610) will retain DDR4-3200 support.”
On the graphics side, the advertisement appears to be the NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080 Ti as we know that the card showcases “the PG132-SKU18 PCB design and the GA102-225-KD-A1 graphics core.”
The GA102-225 GPU features “10240 CUDA cores within a total of 80 SM units. The GPU features a clock speed of 1365 MHz base and 1665 MHz boost, both of which are slower than the existing GA102 GeForce RTX GPUs.”
Lenovo officially showcased that its latest gaming laptop will feature the NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080 Ti edition and this means that it’s officially confirmed that the new Lenovo gaming PC will not be utilizing PCIe 5.0 technology.
A report from ITHome states that Lenovo’s newest Legion 9000K series gaming PC will release towards the end of October, and the company is expected to start the pre-orders pretty soon.
Intel’s Alder Lake-S CPU is expected to launch on November 4, 2021, as well as ship the same day to consumers.
The Intel Alder Lake-S Desktop CPU lineup will include the 12th Gen Core processors. Intel will kick off its lineup with the introductory ‘K’ and ‘Non-K’ chips which will be followed by more mainstream variants in the following weeks. Our sources have confirmed that the Intel 12th Gen Core processor lineup along with the Z690 motherboards will be readily available on 19th November. Intel will also hold a pre-launch announcement where they would disclose the prices, specifications, and general performance numbers of their next-gen family during 27th & 28th October during the ‘Innovation’ event.