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Intel Core i7 Prices Now Available

Today marks the release of Intel’s new Core i7 processors, but as expected the new CPUs are anything but cheap.

With the new Intel Core i7 platform having hit store shelves today, a storm of online retailers have begun listing prices for the new system components. As expected, the new platform is not for everyone, with the total cost of just a decent processor, motherboard and triple-channel memory starting at around $700.

Below are current prices for a handful of related components listed at some popular online retailers.

Pricing For Core i7 Processors
Prices as of November 17th.Intel Core i7-920Intel Core i7-940Intel Core i7-965 EE$319.99 (opens in new tab)$599.99 (opens in new tab)$1,069.99 (opens in new tab)$329.99 (opens in new tab)$649.99 (opens in new tab) $1,099.99 (opens in new tab)$329.99 (opens in new tab)$622.92 (opens in new tab)$1,099.99 (opens in new tab)
Intel Bulk Price$284$562$999
Pricing For X58 Motherboards
Prices as of November 17th.MSI X58 PlatinumASUS P6T DeluxeGIGABYTE GA-EX58-UD5$220.99 (opens in new tab)$299.99 (opens in new tab)$298.99 (opens in new tab)$319.99 (opens in new tab)-$229.99 (opens in new tab)$312.61 (opens in new tab)$321.95 (opens in new tab)
Pricing For Tri-Channel DDR3 Kits
Prices as of November 17th.Corsair XMS3 3GB 1333MHzCORSAIR XMS3 6GB 1333MHzOCZ Gold 3GB 1333MHz$129.00 (opens in new tab)$249.00 (opens in new tab)$153.99 (opens in new tab) ($133.99 after MIR)$154.99 (opens in new tab)$129.00 (opens in new tab)-$181.99 (opens in new tab)

The new Intel Core i7 platform targets performance users, enthusiasts and overclockers, so high prices were to be expected. Many users will still find the older Intel Core 2 platform a better value, offering excellent performance for both mainstream users and PC gamers.

New Intel Core 2 processors will soon to be expected, as well as some price cuts further down the road. Lynnfield and Havendale, the mainstream versions of Core i7, are expected to go into production in the second half of 2009.

  • falchard
    Will the MSI X58 Platinum come with a Promise T3 RAID controller? I really want another desktop product that supports SAS drives for my next PC.
  • eklipz330
    gotta love newegg
  • 93MR2_Turbo
    I found has better prices on the i7 cpu.
  • frozenlead
    Come on these prices down...
  • Roy Nall
    I work at Fry's Electronics, I just did the Price changes tonight, the Core i7 920 will be 299.99 ;)
  • Roy Nall
    I forgot, The Intel DX58SO will be $269.99 and the Asus P6T will go for $319.99 USD. We have all 3 models of the Nehalem chips but I can't verify if the prices I know of on the 940, and 965 would be correct so that is why I'm leaving them off for now.
  • Pei-chen
    I have 8GB of DDR2 in my E6400 system. Hopefully Q9550 will come down to sub $200 by mid next year so I can keep my motherboard for 4 years. Jan 2007 to Jan 2011.
  • zyberwoof
    Pei-chenI have 8GB of DDR2 in my E6400 system. Hopefully Q9550 will come down to sub $200 by mid next year so I can keep my motherboard for 4 years. Jan 2007 to Jan 2011.I've got my fingers crossed. I got my E6300 one month before that. It would be nice to get something like a Q9550 and extend the life of my RAM, board, and OS.
  • These should really be more marketed towards professionals, no gamer needs to switch sockets just yet. You can pay $500 and score 40+ FPS in almost all games on the market, on respectable settings. There's currently absolutely no need for Intel to bring out i7 at all, actually. The current intel CPUs are more than enough with room for improvement. Intel once again shows us that it's entirely unable to hold back a product release to milk money from *still functional* current product lines.