Intel 3930k shortage? - page 2

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  1. keith808 said:
    so the rampage iv does have it? (x79)....


    I looked all over the ASUS web pages, and could find no mention of it. Look in the downloadable manuals too, doesn't mention it like the P9X79 manuals do.

    However, I see you had a separate thread here and people point to a youtube video that shows its there. I don't have one, so all I can say is what I see on the ASUS web pages/manuals.

    http://www.tomshardware.com/forum/302940-30-asus-rampage

    This post has conflicting reports. One person says no, another shows BIOS screen shots (which I assume are from the RIVE):

    http://ocxtreme.org/forumenus/showthread.php?t=6406&page=2

    I have seen other reviews where ppl confuse statements made about the P9X79 + ssd caching with the Rampage IV.

    The ASUS ssd caching implementation on the P9X79 and Sabertooth does not appear to have a capacity limit for the cache drive, unlike the Intel at 64 GB. I hope it does, I'd like to get one!

    EDIT: I reviewed the YouTube video from the other thread, and it's about the P9X79 and Sabertooth series, not the Rampage. In the video, the Asus guy specifically says "this is one of the motherboards that has it" implying that they have mobos that don't.

    I've contact Asus about it, but have not heard back yet. Anyone actually have one of these things and can confirm??

    I'm going to contact Asus directly to get a straight answer....
  2. marcsantacruz said:
    I looked all over the ASUS web pages, and could find no mention of it. Look in the downloadable manuals too, doesn't mention it like the P9X79 manuals do.

    However, I see you had a separate thread here and people point to a youtube video that shows its there. I don't have one, so all I can say is what I see on the ASUS web pages/manuals.

    http://www.tomshardware.com/forum/302940-30-asus-rampage

    This post has conflicting reports. One person says no, another shows BIOS screen shots (which I assume are from the RIVE):

    http://ocxtreme.org/forumenus/showthread.php?t=6406&page=2

    I have seen other reviews where ppl confuse statements made about the P9X79 + ssd caching with the Rampage IV.

    The ASUS ssd caching implementation on the P9X79 and Sabertooth does not appear to have a capacity limit for the cache drive, unlike the Intel at 64 GB. I hope it does, I'd like to get one!

    EDIT: I reviewed the YouTube video from the other thread, and it's about the P9X79 and Sabertooth series, not the Rampage. In the video, the Asus guy specifically says "this is one of the motherboards that has it" implying that they have mobos that don't.

    I've contact Asus about it, but have not heard back yet. Anyone actually have one of these things and can confirm??

    I'm going to contact Asus directly to get a straight answer....



    You are correct, they have boards that do support it and boards that do not. I don not believe the Rampage supports it, however I am not 100% positive. If I have time tonight, I will pull my manual out and take a look. I have not actually built my system yet, so I will have to read the manual, but I don't recall it being there.
  3. I got some good news and some bad news. The good news is I now have an estimated ship date of feb 2 - 24th. The bad nes is I now have an estimated ship date of feb 2 -24th. This is at amazon. NewEgg is still showing out of stock. A quick check at tiger and mwave still show on order. There was one site, I forget where that was showing backorder but estimated shippments for all 4 regional warehoueses. On one warehose in Tennisee had a delivery date listed. It was for 2-24
  4. ford1 said:
    I looked at that case and seriously considered it...Nothing else quite like it. I like the color scheme on the board.

    I am concerned about the noise of the H100 but may end up there too. Good build.


    i've been sitting on that case for over two months now so the Comos 2 wasn't even out yet, if it was that would have been my case.

    i can remove the top fan on the case and replace it with the H100, and i saw some videos where people have replaced the fans on the h100 to make it quite, also add two more for a push-pull configuation
  5. I got my 3930 in Dec. but I almost wish I had waited for the upcoming second revision that is supposed to improve stepping. The last I heard was Jan. 20th for the improved chip, which I assumed was the production start day.

    Sabertooth x79
    3930k @ 4.3ghz
    Gskill 2400 (11,11,11,32) 16gb
    Thermaltake Toughpower grand 850
    Evga 480gtx sc Sli
    Corsair h100
    Cooler master storm trooper
    Corsair force 3 ssd 90gb
    WD caviar green 2tb
  6. ok well i looked in my Manuel and i saw that in the bios you have the option of srt but its through the bios and it looks really complicated compared to the other asus boards where you just click something.. T.T if anyone has the asus rampage iv x79 and know how to enable srt tell me please..
  7. I ordered from Provantage about 2 weeks ago, I've been checking the status of my order every day and it still says "The supplier has not provided us with a firm shipping date." and yet I just checked their website and it now says they have 10 in stock

    http://www.provantage.com/intel-bx80619i73930k~7ITEP3K9.htm
  8. I think I found one quite by accident. And it's considerably cheaper then what Amazon was selling for. I'll know for sure by tomorrow.
  9. Well there it is processors are available in very limited quantities from distributors like amazon.com today at a ridiculously inflated price
    Thank you intel and your marketing ploys creating a false shortage to drive up the price
    Looks like ill be looking into an amd build ive been a customer of intel chips for 20 years now but as long as i have the option i will never buy from such a dishonest company again
  10. Industrialbass just so you know we havent changed the price on this processor http://ark.intel.com/products/family/59136/2nd-Generation-Intel-Core-i7-Processors/desktop

    We sell to the distributors who will then sale to the resellers in this case Amazon. We to make some recommmendations on the price but the resellers have the ability to set the price themselves.

    In the end we rather sell the processor to you when you want it then having you wait.

    Christian Wood
    Intel Enthusiast Team
  11. psugrad1999 said:
    I think I found one quite by accident. And it's considerably cheaper then what Amazon was selling for. I'll know for sure by tomorrow.

    Any update? Can you PM with price and site...thanks.
  12. 001isj said:
    I ordered from Provantage about 2 weeks ago, I've been checking the status of my order every day and it still says "The supplier has not provided us with a firm shipping date." and yet I just checked their website and it now says they have 10 in stock

    http://www.provantage.com/intel-bx80619i73930k~7ITEP3K9.htm


    Any update? Did you give them a call?
  13. 001isj said:
    I ordered from Provantage about 2 weeks ago, I've been checking the status of my order every day and it still says "The supplier has not provided us with a firm shipping date." and yet I just checked their website and it now says they have 10 in stock

    http://www.provantage.com/intel-bx80619i73930k~7ITEP3K9.htm


    I decided to go ahead and call them myself. They had none in stock, so I asked if they had any idea when they may receive more...The sales rep told me their distributor had Feb 24th as a target date :fou:

    Now I am really starting to get frustrated if it is going to take that long...
  14. Feb 24th is rediculous, I'm really wishing I wouldn't have bought my LGA 2011 board now, I'm not wasting my money on the 3960X
  15. ok everyone, sorry for the tease earlier. And Ford1 you're going to be mad at me. but I stumbled across Provantage last night around midnight. I had been there before and they were saying on backorder. But last night they said ten in stock, so I placed the order. This am, I got an email saying that they were having a problem verifying me, so I called them directly. 2 hours later my cc was charged and I got a confirmation email saying the order processed. I checked my account and it is saying shipped. Ford1, have they actually charged and shipped for you? If they charged but didn't ship then I'd say you'd have a heck of a case against them since some did become available.

    I just did a quick check on amazon and they have less then 10 available. NewEgg is still saying out of stock. Provantage is now saying special order only.
  16. psugrad1999 said:
    ok everyone, sorry for the tease earlier. And Ford1 you're going to be mad at me. but I stumbled across Provantage last night around midnight. I had been there before and they were saying on backorder. But last night they said ten in stock, so I placed the order. This am, I got an email saying that they were having a problem verifying me, so I called them directly. 2 hours later my cc was charged and I got a confirmation email saying the order processed. I checked my account and it is saying shipped. Ford1, have they actually charged and shipped for you? If they charged but didn't ship then I'd say you'd have a heck of a case against them since some did become available.

    I just did a quick check on amazon and they have less then 10 available. NewEgg is still saying out of stock. Provantage is now saying special order only.


    I AM KICKING MYSELF...I read your post about 3:00 A.M. or so and they did show 10 in stock, but I dismissed it because I just couldn't believe it. So, after I took a look again this morning and called, they were already out. I should have just placed the order and worried about it later.

    psugrad1999...no hard feelings here, you came across one and were able to get it. Good for you. I shouldn't have been such a skeptic. I just found it odd they were showing 10 and nobody else had any...

    Thanks for the update, let us know how it turns out for you.
  17. 001isj said:
    Feb 24th is rediculous, I'm really wishing I wouldn't have bought my LGA 2011 board now, I'm not wasting my money on the 3960X


    I hear you...I am just hoping that is bad information. I have been kicking that around myself, but I haven't done it yet.

    The only positive, I also have a Maximus Extreme Z board sitting in my closet. I could build with a 2600K, but I was going to use that for an Ivy Bridege build for my son's over the summer. I will give it a bit more time, I might just overpay and order from Amazon, I don't know at this point. :pt1cable:
  18. 001isj said:
    I ordered from Provantage about 2 weeks ago, I've been checking the status of my order every day and it still says "The supplier has not provided us with a firm shipping date." and yet I just checked their website and it now says they have 10 in stock

    http://www.provantage.com/intel-bx80619i73930k~7ITEP3K9.htm


    001isj - did you verify if provantage shipped the processor to you or not? I find it odd that they would have sold and shipped to me as a new order when you had 1 on back order. If they did, I'd call them and raise all sorts of drama with them. This is the first time I have ever ordered with them, and while I don't consider this a done deal until I recieve either the processor or a confirmed shipping numer, I have no reason as yet to suspsect some sort of funny going on.
  19. IntelEnthusiast said:
    Industrialbass just so you know we havent changed the price on this processor http://ark.intel.com/products/family/59136/2nd-Generation-Intel-Core-i7-Processors/desktop

    We sell to the distributors who will then sale to the resellers in this case Amazon. We to make some recommmendations on the price but the resellers have the ability to set the price themselves.

    In the end we rather sell the processor to you when you want it then having you wait.

    Christian Wood
    Intel Enthusiast Team


    I tend to agree with you on this. A retailer wants to make as much profit as the market will bare on any product. Right now, supply on this processor is really tight (for what ever reason). And just because Intel has an MSRP, that doesn't set the price in stone. A retailer is not going to sell an item at a lost if it is avoidable. And If an item is in limited supply, they will sell it for what ever price they can. Such is the nature of capitalism and our free market society.

    Also, Intel took a hit on my perception of the company by not being able to supply the chip I required when I needed it. It is the first time I had to wait on a computer build because of Intel, and while I love the company and their chips, I had to give them a black eye that will take a very long time to recover from. If I owned stock in the company, then I'd consider selling. And this problem certainly didn't entice me in to investing in this company right now.

    I was irritated that Amazon sold it for much higher then NewEgg, but at least with Amazon I could place an order and wait for it to be filled. I considered this a premium fee. Since NewEgg doesn't offer backorder/pre-order option usually I was willing to pay a significant premium knowing that these processors were in short supply. Amazon wasn't the only company to gauge prices. I saw the same processor (c1 stepping) on an EBay partner for the same price the 3960x was moving for. And other online retailers were pricing 3930k's for $700-$900. Retailers saw the limited supply and upped their margins. But in the end, it didn't matter. Amazon couldn't ship it to me fast enough, NewEgg didn't allow pre-order/back order, and in the mean time I found a supplier that got the processor in at a cheaper cost (but not the cheapest).

    I am being generous here. I'd like to think that supply on this processor is so tight because of the new stepping, the difficulty in manufacturing, or natural disaters in their manufacturing partners region. And I'm also hoping that these drastically high prices are a result of rampant capitalism. But I'm also concerned that Intel's premier line, the 3960x is considerbly more expensive then the 3930k for only a fractional increase in performance. I suspect that Intel realized their error and tightened supply on the 3930k's to clear their stock of 3960x's. If I'm paying for a premium on the xtreme version, I expect premium performance on that line compared to it's lesser syblings; which is not what we got in the sandybridge-e line. If the 3930k had locked multiplyers, I'd be more the happy to pay the premium. But it doesn't. The only real difference is the larger cache, and the slightly faster speed.
  20. Seaboom.com listed 10 in stock last night, but today the wrote me saying that was not the case. They would ship direct from Intel on Feb 5.

    Their price was 633. Higher than MSRP, less than Amazon. AFAIK, only Fry's is still pre-ordering them at 599.99. That's capitalism. It's a hot product, limited supply, and high demand. You could probably wait an extra week or two and the prices will settle down again. I agree that when prices become excessive that says something about the reseller. I personally would not do business with someone who gouges.

    I don't think it's in Intel's interest to manufacture (or lack thereof) a shortage, as there are many alternatives. Purposefully restricting supply only works when there are limited alternatives. People will just say "no thank you" and buy a lower profit 2600k/2700k/980k or even go AMD. Only people who really really really want PCIe 3 or x16/x16 without an NF200 "need" a 3930k. So, that's why I don't think it's Intel trying to manipulate supply.

    Personally, I'm upgrading an ancient Athelon 64 X2 4600+ (like 6 yrs old), as I stopped gaming for a while and am starting back up. Everything is new in the new rig. Might as well go with the latest. Hell, I've waited 6 yrs to upgrade, I can wait another week or two.
  21. I am in the same boat as many of you, having a rig built just waiting for one little hole in the center of my motherboard to be filled.

    Unfortunately I placed an order with a small company who had the chip in stock in Canada, but come to find out (after they stalled for almost 2 weeks) THEIR distributor was giving them a 1-3 day lead time that they could not fill.

    Upsetting as it may be, if I can get one shipped to me around $600 I'm not going to hesitate, if I end up with two, I'll ebay the other, but what a hassle...
  22. rctrucker said:

    Upsetting as it may be, if I can get one shipped to me around $600 I'm not going to hesitate, if I end up with two, I'll ebay the other, but what a hassle...


    Exactly. I check around, but mostly what I find is that if someone says it's "in stock" and I order it, they then say "whoops, sorry, not actually in stock" and I cancel the order. Examples: seeboom.com, nextdaypc.com.

    At least my pre-order on Amazon locked me in to a lower price (630 or so) before they bumped it up to 690.
  23. I just ordered with Seaboom after calling to CONFIRM they had the item and will ship it out tomorrow, says 10 in stock right now.

    http://www.seaboom.com/scripts/product.asp?PRDCODE=1052-BX80619I73930K&REFID=FR

    Seaboom.com just called me to confirm that the item was on hand and ready to ship, but could NOT confirm what stepping the CPU was. I can only assume that it is C2, but that would be coupled with the assumption that intel was out of C1 versions of the chip.

    I paid the extra for the expedited shipping so I will update which version it is, but by then, I'm sure they will be back out of stock.

    I'm pretty excited, i'm not going to lie.

    :bounce:
  24. rctrucker said:
    I just ordered with Seaboom after calling to CONFIRM they had the item and will ship it out tomorrow, says 10 in stock right now.

    http://www.seaboom.com/scripts/product.asp?PRDCODE=1052-BX80619I73930K&REFID=FR

    Seaboom.com just called me to confirm that the item was on hand and ready to ship, but could NOT confirm what stepping the CPU was. I can only assume that it is C2, but that would be coupled with the assumption that intel was out of C1 versions of the chip.

    I paid the extra for the expedited shipping so I will update which version it is, but by then, I'm sure they will be back out of stock.

    I'm pretty excited, i'm not going to lie.

    :bounce:

    Hate to burst your bubble but look at what I found

    http://www.pcworld.com/shopping/merchantreviews/prtprdid,88400525-prtretid,920/reviews.html

    people say they have the product then when they take payment they then say its backordered. I hope its not in your case Good luck!

    It stills shows 10 in stock
  25. I read a couple reviews that had said that, but there are quite a few more that have positive feedback. I called at time of order, and they called me back to confirm it was ready to ship.

    I also received this already:


    Dear *** :

    Thank you for shopping at SeaBoom.com.

    Your order number *** has been shipped. The tracking information will be automatically emailed to you shortly.

    Again, we apologize for the delay, and thank you for your patience and understanding. If you have any questions, you can simply respond to this email or you can reach us at 516-304-5305 Mon-Fri 9:00AM-5:30PM EST.

    SeaBoom.com Customer Service Team

    They stated in the email that there was a delay but I ordered 45m before the email. I think they are filling back orders for people at the same time, and had more than enough to do so.

    At least that's what I hope.
  26. rctrucker said:
    I read a couple reviews that had said that, but there are quite a few more that have positive feedback. I called at time of order, and they called me back to confirm it was ready to ship.

    I also received this already:


    Dear *** :

    Thank you for shopping at SeaBoom.com.

    Your order number *** has been shipped. The tracking information will be automatically emailed to you shortly.

    Again, we apologize for the delay, and thank you for your patience and understanding. If you have any questions, you can simply respond to this email or you can reach us at 516-304-5305 Mon-Fri 9:00AM-5:30PM EST.

    SeaBoom.com Customer Service Team

    They stated in the email that there was a delay but I ordered 45m before the email. I think they are filling back orders for people at the same time, and had more than enough to do so.

    At least that's what I hope.


    I looked at their website and my spidey sense started tingling so I did some research and thats what I found out

    I hope it works out, I have a backorder with Tigerdirect going on for a month at a cheaper price so i'm sticking with that.
  27. debase said:
    I looked at their website and my spidey sense started tingling so I did some research and thats what I found out

    I hope it works out, I have a backorder with Tigerdirect going on for a month at a cheaper price so i'm sticking with that.


    $633.51 including shipping isn't much extra to pay to get it a faster in my opinion. Your budget can't be too tight if you your building a LGA 2011 system as is :)
  28. rctrucker said:
    $633.51 including shipping isn't much extra to pay to get it a faster in my opinion. Your budget can't be too tight if you your building a LGA 2011 system as is :)

    No it isn't, but like I said I already have it on backorder with another company. I've waited this long I could wait a little longer :sleep:
  29. IntelEnthusiast said:
    Industrialbass just so you know we havent changed the price on this processor http://ark.intel.com/products/family/59136/2nd-Generation-Intel-Core-i7-Processors/desktop

    We sell to the distributors who will then sale to the resellers in this case Amazon. We to make some recommmendations on the price but the resellers have the ability to set the price themselves.

    In the end we rather sell the processor to you when you want it then having you wait.

    Christian Wood
    Intel Enthusiast Team


    Any new updates as to when the new stock is going to arrive?
  30. I'm also looking for an update
  31. psugrad1999 said:
    001isj - did you verify if provantage shipped the processor to you or not? I find it odd that they would have sold and shipped to me as a new order when you had 1 on back order. If they did, I'd call them and raise all sorts of drama with them. This is the first time I have ever ordered with them, and while I don't consider this a done deal until I recieve either the processor or a confirmed shipping numer, I have no reason as yet to suspsect some sort of funny going on.

    My status still says in progress and I haven't gotten an invoice, I'd be pissed if they are shipping out new orders without fulfilling mine. I sent them an email a few days ago when they said they had 10 in stock asking when I might be expecting mine to be shipped, but they never replied back to me. Are you certain they shipped yours? If they did then I'm definitely going to be calling them and demanding that they ship mine.
  32. Well, the one I ordered from Provantage said it's completed and shipped from their distributor but when I got home last night it wasn't here. Needless to say I'm a bit unhappy -- I paid for next day shipping. I'm going to call them in a few minutes to raise some hell.
  33. psugrad1999 said:
    Well, the one I ordered from Provantage said it's completed and shipped from their distributor but when I got home last night it wasn't here. Needless to say I'm a bit unhappy -- I paid for next day shipping. I'm going to call them in a few minutes to raise some hell.

    Definitely, I'm calling them today too, tell me what they say, we'll see if we get the same information
  34. 001isj said:
    Definitely, I'm calling them today too, tell me what they say, we'll see if we get the same information

    They told me it was ghost inventory. My order got placed on back order. They came in this am and now shipped. I should have it monday
  35. rctrucker said:
    $633.51 including shipping isn't much extra to pay to get it a faster in my opinion. Your budget can't be too tight if you your building a LGA 2011 system as is :)


    debase said:
    No it isn't, but like I said I already have it on backorder with another company. I've waited this long I could wait a little longer :sleep:


    Received tracking today, looks like it is legit unless they send me an empty box...
  36. I've been waiting since January 4 for a new computer I ordered, but I'm stuck in limbo waiting for the 3930k just like the rest of you. Words can not express how much waiting sucks. What makes it worse is Intel hasn't, as far as I can tell, issued any press release or notices to inform the public about when it can expect the chips to become available. Waiting and waiting... with no idea of how long you're gonna be waiting... really really sucks. It makes me want to scream and drive my fist through the wall. Although I wouldn't think of buying a non-Intel CPU, I'm very disapppointed with the way Intel has mismanaged this issue. Intel, where are you???
  37. skooly said:
    I've been waiting since January 4 for a new computer I ordered, but I'm stuck in limbo waiting for the 3930k just like the rest of you. Words can not express how much waiting sucks. What makes it worse is Intel hasn't, as far as I can tell, issued any press release or notices to inform the public about when it can expect the chips to become available. Waiting and waiting... with no idea of how long you're gonna be waiting... really really sucks. It makes me want to scream and drive my fist through the wall. Although I wouldn't think of buying a non-Intel CPU, I'm very disapppointed with the way Intel has mismanaged this issue. Intel, where are you???


    Spend some time every day checking stock on websites. I did this for a week or two and snagged one in time.

    They will start to "trickle" in, just like what was stated here, so make sure you don't miss a trickle near you!
  38. psugrad1999 said:
    They told me it was ghost inventory. My order got placed on back order. They came in this am and now shipped. I should have it monday

    Well I'm really thinking of cancelling my order with Provantage and ordering from someone else. I called them and they told me they were expecting a shipment on February 24th, then I asked if they were sure that they hadn't gotten any recently and was told they definitely had not. I told them that I knew of someone that ordered from them a couple days ago and had been told their order came in this morning and is shipped, and the person told me that the person I knew must not have ordered from Provantage or had grabbed the last one, which makes no sense since I ordered two weeks ago. They then told me that the distributor they are receiving their shipment from next month shows they are back ordered with around 1900 back orders right now.

    I started thinking that maybe I'm back ordered for the C1 stepping and the C2 stepping is an entirely different product, which would be a huge error in their system since the C1 stepping isn't ever coming back. But of course the customer service lady that sounded half asleep didn't know anything about products or numbers and didn't want to check.

    Let us know if you really do get yours on Monday, if you do I'm gonna cancel and try to snag one when they come in stock from another place.
  39. 001isj said:
    I started thinking that maybe I'm back ordered for the C1 stepping and the C2 stepping is an entirely different product, which would be a huge error in their system since the C1 stepping isn't ever coming back. But of course the customer service lady that sounded half asleep didn't know anything about products or numbers and didn't want to check.


    The 2 chips, although different, have the same product code, which is what most retailers look at.

    Product Code BX80619I73930K
    S-Spec SR0H9
    MM# 918750
    Stepping C-1

    Or

    Product Code BX80619I73930K
    S-Spec SR0KY
    MM# 919887
    Stepping C-2

    The MM# and S-Spec is what changes between the two CPUs. I doubt that they would put you on hold for C1, because most retailers won't see the difference. You have to understand that the customer support for these companies is not made up by enthusiasts.

    Best of luck in your search! Remember to look at the sites that do not offer back orders often.
  40. Industrialbass said:
    @ weeks ago i bought a system with that processor from ibuypower.com just to find out today that they dont know if or when they will be getting it in. Their only answer is to saw its intel
    Intel is such an honest company nobody is willing to waste a thousand bucks for their extreme processor so here they are faking a shortage of the reasonably priced one to steal your money. what honest business values

    I purchased my ibuypower pc january 11 with the 3930k as well, only after calling on the 24th about where it is to be told intel has a shortage and id need to call at the end of the month. I looked up the intel supply issue and it looks as though there is an issue in the c1 stepping in the 1st generation 3930k which causes virtual machine crashes. They are allowing the stock to dry up and releasing the new 3930k at the end og the month with c2 stepping like xeon processors. Thats a good thing.
  41. Well, just to muddy the waters.... This is what's on Intel's website which would lead one to believe that any Boxed CPU you get is still a C1.

    Ordering and Spec Information
    Intel® Core™ i7-3930K Processor (12M Cache, 3.20 GHz) FC-LGA10, Tray
    Socket 	Step 	Step TDP 	Ordering Code 	Spec Code 	VT-x 	RCP
    FCLGA2011 	C2 	130 W 	CM8061901100802 	SR0KY 	Yes 	$583
    FCLGA2011 	C1 	130 W 	CM8061901100802 	SR0H9 	Yes 	$583
    
    Boxed Intel® Core™ i7-3930K Processor (12M Cache, 3.20 GHz) FC-LGA10
    Socket 	Step 	Step TDP 	Ordering Code 	Spec Code 	VT-x 	RCP
    FCLGA2011 	C1 	130 W 	BX80619I73930K 	SR0H9 	Yes 	$594
  42. marcsantacruz said:
    Well, just to muddy the waters.... This is what's on Intel's website which would lead one to believe that any Boxed CPU you get is still a C1.

    Ordering and Spec Information
    Intel® Core™ i7-3930K Processor (12M Cache, 3.20 GHz) FC-LGA10, Tray
    Socket 	Step 	Step TDP 	Ordering Code 	Spec Code 	VT-x 	RCP
    FCLGA2011 	C2 	130 W 	CM8061901100802 	SR0KY 	Yes 	$583
    FCLGA2011 	C1 	130 W 	CM8061901100802 	SR0H9 	Yes 	$583
    
    Boxed Intel® Core™ i7-3930K Processor (12M Cache, 3.20 GHz) FC-LGA10
    Socket 	Step 	Step TDP 	Ordering Code 	Spec Code 	VT-x 	RCP
    FCLGA2011 	C1 	130 W 	BX80619I73930K 	SR0H9 	Yes 	$594



    My post was a quote from the revision release that intel put out. I don't have the PDF at work, but I assure you it was copy pasted :)

    EDIT: I found the link! As you can see, the product codes are identical, the other information is what changed. Retailers don't look at boxes.

    http://www.google.com/url?sa=t&rct=j&q=3930k+c2+revision+pdf&source=web&cd=8&ved=0CHAQFjAH&url=http%3A%2F%2Fqdms.intel.com%2Fdm%2Fd.aspx%2FF051E059-17FA-4B21-92E7-025550FBF529%2FPCN111178-00.pdf&ei=4jIjT-6bJMfftgfm3Ji_Dg&usg=AFQjCNE3cJQNvjrxiinGPO0fBXhvaVJPMQ
  43. rctrucker said:
    My post was a quote from the revision release that intel put out. I don't have the PDF at work, but I assure you it was copy pasted :)

    EDIT: I found the link! As you can see, the product codes are identical, the other information is what changed. Retailers don't look at boxes.

    http://www.google.com/url?sa=t&rct=j&q=3930k+c2+revision+pdf&source=web&cd=8&ved=0CHAQFjAH&url=http%3A%2F%2Fqdms.intel.com%2Fdm%2Fd.aspx%2FF051E059-17FA-4B21-92E7-025550FBF529%2FPCN111178-00.pdf&ei=4jIjT-6bJMfftgfm3Ji_Dg&usg=AFQjCNE3cJQNvjrxiinGPO0fBXhvaVJPMQ



    Ok, that PDF was much more complete than the table on the web page, which did not list the boxed product at C2. Also, the web page for the 3960X doesn't list anything about C2 stepping, but the PDF makes it clear that it's getting C2 as well. Thanks!
  44. I read the document and took the last bit of info at the bottom to mean that boxed and installed cpu's will have c2 stepping, though some customers may still receive procs with c1 architecture if there is stock left. That said, there seems to be very limited stock anywhere. So, being that is just about February I'm betting on those of us waiting this long to get c2 stepping procs. This barely matters to most of us, but who want's a proc that's new but isn't the new version I suppose.
  45. Well the C1 chip has left everyone with a GIGANTIC grin on their face, if it aint broke, don't fix it.

    If you wanted VT-D, then sure, wait for C2, if not, C1 is a perfectly amazing product. I will update you to which I have.
  46. 001isj said:
    Well I'm really thinking of cancelling my order with Provantage and ordering from someone else. I called them and they told me they were expecting a shipment on February 24th, then I asked if they were sure that they hadn't gotten any recently and was told they definitely had not. I told them that I knew of someone that ordered from them a couple days ago and had been told their order came in this morning and is shipped, and the person told me that the person I knew must not have ordered from Provantage or had grabbed the last one, which makes no sense since I ordered two weeks ago. They then told me that the distributor they are receiving their shipment from next month shows they are back ordered with around 1900 back orders right now.

    I started thinking that maybe I'm back ordered for the C1 stepping and the C2 stepping is an entirely different product, which would be a huge error in their system since the C1 stepping isn't ever coming back. But of course the customer service lady that sounded half asleep didn't know anything about products or numbers and didn't want to check.

    Let us know if you really do get yours on Monday, if you do I'm gonna cancel and try to snag one when they come in stock from another place.


    Dude,

    They are screwing with you. By the time I got home, I finally got a tracking number from UPS. So, it will be here on monday. And somehow I'm not surprised. When I called this am, I had to wait on hold for 15 mins or so. When I finally got a person, I gave her my order number and told her what my issue was and I then got disconnected. Now to their defense, the second person I spoke to did follow up and even sent me an email before she left saying she still had not gotten a tracking number. Then just as she was leaving she got the tracking number. Which, by then I had gotten an automated confirmation. I am suspecting that they outsource some of their calls. Like if a call is on hold for a certain amount of time it gets sent over seas.
  47. When I get my build together on Monday, I'll let everyong know what the stepping is. Actually, I should be able to tell by looking at the processor itself.
  48. psugrad1999 said:
    Dude,

    They are screwing with you. By the time I got home, I finally got a tracking number from UPS. So, it will be here on monday. And somehow I'm not surprised. When I called this am, I had to wait on hold for 15 mins or so. When I finally got a person, I gave her my order number and told her what my issue was and I then got disconnected. Now to their defense, the second person I spoke to did follow up and even sent me an email before she left saying she still had not gotten a tracking number. Then just as she was leaving she got the tracking number. Which, by then I had gotten an automated confirmation. I am suspecting that they outsource some of their calls. Like if a call is on hold for a certain amount of time it gets sent over seas.

    Alright, well I'll call back until I get someone helpful, I did wait on hold for about 15 minutes, so you might be right.
  49. rctrucker said:
    Spend some time every day checking stock on websites. I did this for a week or two and snagged one in time.

    They will start to "trickle" in, just like what was stated here, so make sure you don't miss a trickle near you!


    That's how I found my chip. I couldn't sleep the other night and grabbed my android and went on the shopper app. That's where I found provantage.
  50. keith808 said:
    does anyone know why there is such a small supply of intel core 3930k's?

    really.... how many people are going to fork out at least 600 bucks on a cpu that will be outdated soon anyway...
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