Tuesday, April 23rd 2013

Intel Core "Haswell" Desktop Processor Box Pricing Compiled

Intel is expected to unveil its 4th generation Core "Haswell" processor family by early-June, along the sidelines of the 2013 Computex event. In addition to being available in 1000-unit tray quantities to OEMs, the desktop variants of these processors will be available in their familiar retail box packages. Multiple sources confirm that pricing of these chips will be largely identical to that of the current Core "Ivy Bridge" series, with succeeding next-generation part for each current generation one. The table below describes their US MSRP (excl. taxes).

Source: VR-Zone Chinese
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60 Comments on Intel Core "Haswell" Desktop Processor Box Pricing Compiled

#1
Ikaruga
by: xorbe
People are simply used to appliance wattage numbers. *shrug* They see a wattage, that's how much it uses!
This is not a Xbox MW3 forum, there must be a better explanation, well ...I hope at least :)
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#2
xenocide
by: Hood
That CPU at that speed performs on par with an i3-2120, a CPU no serious gamer would even consider in 2013 (or 2011 for that matter). I you don't believe me, look at this chart;
http://www.cpubenchmark.net/high_end_cpus.html
The Q6600 is the 4th one from the bottom of the chart, scores 2962 CPU marks, I'm adding a generous 30% for the overclock, ~3850, even though it probably would score less due to it's limited memory bandwidth.
My brother still has the same CPU as you, but he's not a gamer, and he doesn't overclock. I mess with him regularly, about does it runs on electricity or does it have a waterwheel to power it, etc.
If you're still not convinced, download Passmark Performance Test, run it, and see how many CPU marks you score. My i5-3570K overclocked to 4.6 GHz scores a little over 9000.
What games are you playing? My guess would be older DX9 games if you are still happy with the Q6600.
I always try and make this point but people seem to think CPU's are entirely irrelevant. As a frame of reference, I had a Q6600 with an HD5850 for a while. I played the MMO Rift, and I was getting ~30fps on medium settings. I upgraded to an i5-2500k, and at stock speeds I was playing on high at ~40fps. CPU's do matter for a lot of games. I cringe a bit when I see someone with a Q6600 OC'd with a GTX580 or HD6950's in crossfire or some shit. I know the rationale is always upgrade to a whole new system, then get a new GPU, then get another one to crossfireSLi them, but you hit a point where getting a new CPU would probably yield better performance than a second GPU...
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#3
Eric_Cartman
Seriously, Intel just pisses me off.

I just can't bring myself to buy their products with their current business practices.

They shouldn't be charging $30 extra just for the ability to overclock.

That is complete crap.
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#4
Kantastic
by: Eric_Cartman
Seriously, Intel just pisses me off.

I just can't bring myself to buy their products with their current business practices.

They shouldn't be charging $30 extra just for the ability to overclock.

That is complete crap.
Why not?
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#5
Eric_Cartman
by: Kantastic
Why not?
Because locking a feature that every processor used to have and then charging $30 to allow you to do it again is a step backwards.

Technology shouldn't move backwards.
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#6
freakshow
by: RCoon
If it aint broke, fix it 'til its broke :toast:
roflmao nicely done there good sir :toast:

so all in all the 4770k is about the same as the 3770k just with a new graphics chip? :confused::confused:
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#7
Aquinus
Resident Wat-man
by: Eric_Cartman
Because locking a feature that every processor used to have and then charging $30 to allow you to do it again is a step backwards.

Technology shouldn't move backwards.
Yes, since the CPUs that don't overclock offer some nice features that play a role in stability and performance. You don't get things like VT-d and vPro when you get a k edition skt1155 CPU, which is a good reason why I decided to go with the 3820 (sans vPro, I really wanted VT-d, 8-dimm slots, and the 40 PCI-E lanes though). I get the features I want and I can still overclock, thanks for the bclk straps, my limit it something like 5.5Ghz (which I will never reach. :) )
Who needs a K edition CPU anyways? :p

I think Intel is well within their bounds to do this though. Also consider if Haswell has a bclk strap, we might see non-K cpu become overclockable again (like the 3820), but we shall see.
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#8
magibeg
by: xenocide
I always try and make this point but people seem to think CPU's are entirely irrelevant. As a frame of reference, I had a Q6600 with an HD5850 for a while. I played the MMO Rift, and I was getting ~30fps on medium settings. I upgraded to an i5-2500k, and at stock speeds I was playing on high at ~40fps. CPU's do matter for a lot of games. I cringe a bit when I see someone with a Q6600 OC'd with a GTX580 or HD6950's in crossfire or some shit. I know the rationale is always upgrade to a whole new system, then get a new GPU, then get another one to crossfireSLi them, but you hit a point where getting a new CPU would probably yield better performance than a second GPU...
Well this basically sealed the deal for me, I'll have to buy a new computer.

It's actually kind of funny, there is a lot of people on TPU sporting their q6600's that don't seem to realize the big rift that has formed. Yea some of us are overclocked to 3.6ghz+ but fact of the matter is, i drop in a 7870 and there really wasn't a huge increase in performance over my 4890 (it died). My system is really holding things back now.
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#9
Fourstaff
by: Eric_Cartman
Because locking a feature that every processor used to have and then charging $30 to allow you to do it again is a step backwards.

Technology shouldn't move backwards.
You are looking it the wrong way round. They are giving a $30 discount if you are willing to forgo the ability to overclock :toast:
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#10
Ikaruga
by: Eric_Cartman
Seriously, Intel just pisses me off.

I just can't bring myself to buy their products with their current business practices.

They shouldn't be charging $30 extra just for the ability to overclock.

That is complete crap.
I have no problem with the extra $30 tbh, it's not $100 after all, and a little extra for some enthusiast feature is understandable, me thinks. What I don't understand is that why on earth would they take away features like vPro, VT-d and Trusted Execution if I go with an unlocked CPU? I understand that you can still easily OC the non-K 3770 to 4.3Ghz, but it's still a "let down" imo.
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