Saturday, October 4th 2008

Nehalem Available for Pre-Order at Overclockers UK, ETA 31st October

In the last few days we have seen photos surface of several motherboards based on the upcoming Intel Architecture, code named Nehalem. These boards utilize the Intel X58 chipset along with the new socket, LGA-1366. Many people have been eagerly awaiting the imminent release of the new CPUs and motherboards, which was rumoured to be sometime in November. The online UK retailer Overclockers UK (OcUK), has today added new links in their motherboard and CPU sections for Intel 1366 (X58 Chipset) and Intel Core i7.

Within the CPU section, available for Pre-Order, are the three processors which were expected to be available at launch following what we covered here
The Core i7 920 is priced at £258.49, the Core i7 940 is priced at £469.99, and the Core i7 965 Extreme Edition, at £822.49 (all prices include VAT). In the motherboard section, also available for Pre-Order are three motherboards, two from Asus and one Intel:
ASUS P6T Deluxe OC Palm Edition, ASUS P6T Deluxe (base model), and Intel Smackover X58. The site states the ETA for all these products as 31st October 08.Source: Overclockers UK
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53 Comments on Nehalem Available for Pre-Order at Overclockers UK, ETA 31st October

#1
InnocentCriminal
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by: tigger
personally i have never had a problem with ocuk,and never had a problem with a return.I sent back a 1950pro i killed with a bad flash,and got a new one back.Their prices ae a bit over other uk e-tailers though.

I will be interested to see how these do in real benchies,and let the early adopters be the guinea pigs.
Yeah OcUK are a bit of a hit & miss with Customer Service, I guess it's who you get and if they're having a good day. I guess any business can be like that. Anyway, like you said about benchies and the a-like.

I'm freaking gagging for reviews, it's only a matter of weeks before we start seeing our favourite sites reviewing them all. Wink wink TPU!

:rockout:
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#2
TheGuruStud
Which, in a way, begs the question why there isn't any conclusive reviews of it.

I'm sure they don't want to kill off their sales of c2d and c2q, since they have like a million sitting there.

BUT, there's also the benchies where the i7 fails and it may be quite embarrassing for it to lose by many percent to a barcelona slow poke.
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#4
tigger
I'm the only one
The everest mem benchies are sick:eek:
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#5
huguberhart
I wonder why it doesnt say anything about sli support in the description of the boards.
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#6
Morgoth
sli is software controlled
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#7
farlex85
Still need to see if they oc.......
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#8
SimFreak47
man I wish I was in the Uk

Only thing I dislike about the new i7 is the 133FSB and high ass multi..
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#10
InnocentCriminal
Resident Grammar Amender
I'm taking that review with a pinch of salt until the sites I know and love have reviewed them.
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#11
KBD
by: InnocentCriminal
I'm taking that review with a pinch of salt until the sites I know and love have reviewed them.
so do i, but this review make sense: multi-threaded applications, memory read/write, etc benefit while games not so much.
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#12
InnocentCriminal
Resident Grammar Amender
Fair enough, I just don't really trust sites that look like a school-kid designed it. I'm too used to my favourite sites.
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#13
Fitseries3
Eleet Hardware Junkie
you know... this is really hard to decide which chip to get not knowing how well they overclock.

hmm.... i'll go for the one in the middle price range.
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#14
flclisgreat
i wont be jumping on this bandwagon for a while
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#15
Fitseries3
Eleet Hardware Junkie
yeah... i hear ya. im gonna see how fast i can get a setup going but the prices are steep as hell.
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#16
Kursah
I was figuring this was how it was going to be, but it's launch stuff...they almost gotta do it this way anymore lol...I guess they don't want everyone hopping over at once. I'm gonna wait till for quite a while, or as long as I can stand as I'm sure there will be bugs, sensor issues, etc that will happen. Not saying it's gonna be bunk, I'm sure it'll be great for those that do go for it tho! But I will be watching and waiting!

:toast:
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#17
Fitseries3
Eleet Hardware Junkie
i just hope they dont try to kill off overclocking all together. i think OCing makes more chips sell.
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#18
Kursah
If they do, AMD will have a huge market to feed because I doubt they'll give up overclocking. I don't think Intel will either, they might try to play nanny, but eventually people will find ways around it...you can't stop the willing!

:toast:
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#19
Fitseries3
Eleet Hardware Junkie
who knows... maybe theres something here that everyones overlooking. its not like there is a whole bunch of reviews from trusted sources floating around.
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#20
Kursah
Very true, we'll just kind of have to watch and wait to see what happens! I'm eager to see some reviews on TPU myself, hopefully that comes around sooner than later. I'm sure it will, and eventually there'll be so much stuff out for the new goodies, things will get cheaper, and better pricing will be there for those of us on a tighter budget for sure!
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#21
WC Annihilus
Funny how there's all the talk of Bloomfield doing nothing for games and then suddenly Intel pulls these numbers out: 52% improvement in 3D gaming. Though looking at the review linked above, sounds like that's probably in 3DMark Vantage
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#22
InnocentCriminal
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The page you've linked to doesn't work for me WC Annihilus. :(
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#23
WC Annihilus
Hmm, works for me. Well, here's the text of it:
According to some reviewers who had their hands on with the upcoming Bloomfield, the new CPU runs great. But how huge improvement it is comparing to today’s top dog?

In a recent document sent to partners, Intel pointed out that when comparing Core i7-965 to a QX9770, we can get 52% more 3D gaming performance, 38% more rendering performance and 41% more movie editing and conversion performance. (Core i7-965 platform: X58, DDR3 3G, Discrete VGA card, QX9770 platform unknown.)

Yes the numbers are quite vague, but it is directly coming from Intel, compare to a more expansive product, we can’t expect more. (QX9770>1450USD, Core i7-965=999USD)
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#24
DanTheBanjoman
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by: InnocentCriminal

I'm freaking gagging for reviews, it's only a matter of weeks before we start seeing our favourite sites reviewing them all. Wink wink TPU!
We hardly do CPU reviews though, I recall only one. On the other hand, I don't read every single review. Perhaps I just missed many.
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#25
Morgoth
2 dutch websites spoted with nehalem pre-order
2.66/ 2.99 and 3.20 + mainboards
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