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Six Core Sandy Bridge-E Chips Listed by British Retailer

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A certain British retailer listed the two hexa-core Sandy Bridge-E chips, Core i7-3930K and Core i7-3960X Extreme Edition. The top-end i7-3960X is priced at £850.79 (including taxes), that converts to around US $1,361. The unlocked Core i7-3930K, on the other hand, is priced at £477.59 (including taxes), that's around US $764. Earlier this month, news surfaced of a Chinese retailer listing these chips. The Chinese put the Core i7-3960X Extreme Edition at the equivalent of US $1,227, and Core i7-3930K at the equivalent of US $912.

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Britons of TPU, can you guess what retailer is that looking at the screenshot?
 

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holy expensive... this happen when no competitor...
wish amd just beat the intel somedays again... lol
 
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holy expensive... this happen when no competitor...
wish amd just beat the intel somedays again... lol
Yeah its time for the prices to get sky high for intel :(
 

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That's very expensive, granted, they probably murder every other chip out there.


holy expensive... this happen when no competitor...
wish amd just beat the intel somedays again... lol
No the extreme edition chips were always around the $1000 range.
 
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InnocentCriminal found it, but it wasn't hard -> google.co.uk -> search for 'i7-3930K' -> result 1 of 1
 
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Can't wait to see some in depth reviews with launch chips and multi gpu scaling with the 40 pci lanes :rockout:
 
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It looks like a pre-release early adopter rip-off price. The price will drop about $200 once there is stock around imo.

The store will make a short term killing on the thousands of people who dont blink at spending $1000, just to get them first.
 
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wow, these prices surprise the hell out of me!

/sarcasm off
 
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Retails want a quick buck, what do you expect?
 
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Retails want a quick buck, what do you expect?
ya, but the inflated prices are still relative to the exorbitant prices that intel is trying to achieve
 

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i can survive 2 months in luxury on 700$ lolololol
 
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I wonder what microcenter will sell these for in-store...

/pondering 2600k FS thread
 
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So...

The price is decreasing for retailers, not because of an production changes or supply issues. I guess, as others have stated, that this is the inevitable shift from initial consumer wallet rape to MSRP. I'm looking forward to what insane pricing actually comes out.


What we've read for the last several months was the 3930 would be between 550 and 600 USD. I wonder how long it will take to get there. If we assume initial greediness, and a short initial supply of the chips, it looks like we'll have to wait until early 2012 before the chips have a reasonable price.


Dang, I wanted to rock out a 6 core beheamoth playing Skyrim before the new year...
 

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how much will the cheapest 6 core LGA2011 cost?
better question will there be any 6 core cpus under 300EUR?
 
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better question will there be any 6 core cpus under 300EUR?
Not for a long time I would imagine, btw UK has 20% VAT and these are pre-release so don't expect the same price in USD they should be cheaper upon full release by $150-$250?? surprised no one has even mentioned that :rolleyes:
 
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how much will the cheapest 6 core LGA2011 cost?
better question will there be any 6 core cpus under 300EUR?
Short answer: no.

Long answer: The high end 4 core processors are about 300 Euros, correct? The only thing out now are "budget" processors. It stands to reason that the enthusiast offerings will be more expensive. This is failing to mention the fact that the initial entry into LGA2011 is a locked quad core....
 
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Holy Horney Toads, thanks AMD for the great Bulldozer competition. Now I need to sell my house for one of those Sandy Bridge E's.
 

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I just want to know what the cheapest SandyBridge-E chip will be. If it is going to be $500+, well that sucks.
 
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Do want.

But for £200 quid max.
 
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i7 3930K seems decent compared to the i7 980. It's the Xeon CPU's I'm really interested in though.
 

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Wow those prices are great, I am by going to find one, it seems that these prices we made ​​a Vudu spell and we are all delighted
 
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Wow those prices are great, I am by going to find one, it seems that these prices we made ​​a Vudu spell and we are all delighted
I can't help but think his poster name manupp1377 is a mispelling of 'man up 'leet''

As far as the prices go I keep thinking about reviews and then it struck me - intel have been monstrously quiet about the performance of SB-E. Very few tactical leaks. Keeps the rumours down and suspense up (that is if you're interested in SB-E).
 

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A certain British retailer listed the two hexa-core Sandy Bridge-E chips, Core i7-3930K and Core i7-3960X Extreme Edition. The top-end i7-3960X is priced at £850.79 (including taxes), that converts to around US $1,361. The unlocked Core i7-3930K, on the other hand, is priced at £477.59 (including taxes), that's around US $764. Earlier this month, news surfaced of a Chinese retailer listing these chips. The Chinese put the Core i7-3960X Extreme Edition at the equivalent of US $1,227, and Core i7-3930K at the equivalent of US $912.

While the British store is making the Core i7-3930K at least $150 cheaper, it's still a long shot from the $583 price point that the chip is expected to occupy. On the other hand, the British store is quoting a price that's about $130 higher for the Core i7-3960X. It looks like Core i7-3960X Extreme Edition is increasingly unlikely to come with a three figure price.

http://www.techpowerup.com/img/11-11-07/30a_thm.jpg

Source: Hexus.net
Except that we all know tech items sold in Britain are usually closer to the $1=£1 model than the actual conversion rate. These prices look pretty normal to me.