Corsair Teases One i500 Gaming PC With Ryzen 9000 CPUs

Corsair is preparing to unveil the Corsair One i500, a revamped small form factor (SFF) gaming PC featuring new design and cutting-edge hardware. Though the official announcement is a few weeks away, Corsair is teasing the imminent refresh, showcasing a more streamlined chassis adorned with LED lighting and confirming the inclusion of state-of-the-art components.

Corsair’s landing page announces “Corsair One i500 PC is coming 5/6/24,” initially suggesting May 6, 2024. However, considering the mention of “next-gen components,” it’s likely Corsair is using the dd-mm-yyyy date format, indicating June 5, 2024. Why does this matter?

Well, Computex Taipei is scheduled to run from Monday, June 3, to Friday, June 7, 2024. AMD CEO Dr. Lisa Su is set to deliver the opening keynote at Computex, sparking speculation that AMD will unveil its initial Ryzen 9000 series CPUs lineup based on Zen 5 during or around that time.

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Additional proof of an imminent Ryzen 9000 series CPU release is apparent as major motherboard manufacturers begin rolling out BIOS updates for their AM5 motherboards. For instance, today, Gigabyte issued the latest AGESA beta BIOS to accommodate “the upcoming AMD Ryzen 9000 series processors.”

It’s worth mentioning that Intel CEO Pat Gelsinger is slated to deliver a keynote at this year’s Computex, potentially paving the way for an Arrow Lake unveiling alongside a new LGA 1851 platform. With various possibilities on the table, though the general anticipation leans towards Arrow Lake arriving after Zen 5.
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Regardless, there’s a pressing need for refreshed hardware in Corsair’s One series gaming PCs. Presently, the most recent version available on their website is the Corsair One i400, featuring the previous generation Intel Core i7-13700KF processor and a GeForce RTX 3080 GPU, both of which are last-gen SKUs. These configurations, along with two others, are the only ones listed on Corsair’s website, none of which are currently available for order.

Taking everything into account, it strongly suggests that Zen 5 will debut in just a few weeks, with Corsair poised to introduce its new and upgraded Corsair One i500 lineup.