The Product Change Notification document is the standard source of information about upcoming changes to product packaging or potential discontinuations. In this case, PCN “119696-00” notifies retailers, system integrators, and OEMs who receive Intel CPUs on trays that there will be an upgrade to these trays. This change is part of Intel’s ongoing efforts to improve transport media, shipping methods, and packaging, which will result in a planned design update for the shipping trays.
Intel’s latest update reveals that the third version of LGA1700 CPU trays will commence shipping on October 25th. Nevertheless, Intel’s partners will still receive the second revision until the existing supply is depleted. However, the true importance of this notification goes beyond these details.
Among the CPUs eligible for transportation in the LGA1700 category, you’ll discover both Alder Lake and Raptor Lake CPUs, encompassing Core, Pentium, and Celeron SKUs. What adds to the intrigue is that this list also reveals the entire lineup of 14th Gen Core models, which Intel had not previously shared with the public.
This list perfectly aligns with the earlier leaks, omitting the models that were previously undisclosed and encompassing all versions of the models recognized earlier as engineering samples. Additionally, this list can now facilitate comparisons of S-Spec codes, which are anticipated to be printed directly on the retail CPU samples.
It’s important to note that there’s just one SKU absent from the list, which happens to be the KS “Special Edition” variant of the Core i9-14900KS. This CPU isn’t expected to hit the market until early 2024 because Intel usually needs time to gather a sufficient supply of pre-binned chips for the release of a new SKU with improved frequency capabilities.
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