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Prices For Upcoming Intel Haswell-E Processors Leaked

The rumor mill has been churning regarding the upcoming Intel Haswell-E processors, and today we're bringing you pre-order prices of the three new chips.

Arguably the most highly anticipated rumor of them all has been the cost of the cheapest model, which is thought to cost around $400. Considering that the Core i7-5820K is a six-core processor from Intel, $400 really wouldn't be all that bad of a price.

MaxICT, a Dutch webshop, has all three rumored Haswell-E processors listed for pre-order. The Core i7-5820K, Core i7-5930K and Core i7-5960X are listed for €358.56, €533.15 and €945.20, respectively. If we take those prices, remove the taxes, and slap the exchange rate onto them, we're left with approximately $392.43 for the Core i7-5820K, $583.51 for the Core i7-5930K and $1,034.50 for the top-end Core i7-5960X. With a small margin of error, these prices match exactly what the rumors have predicted.

The $400 price tag for the Core i7-5820K can be explained by the reduced number of PCI-Express lanes as compared to its superior counterparts.

CPUCores/ThreadsFrequencyL3 CachePCI-Express LanesTDPExpected Price
i7-5820K6 / 123.3 GHz15 MB28140 W$400
i7-5930K6 / 123.5 GHz15 MB40140 W$600
i7-5960X8 / 163.0 GHz20 MB40140 W$1000+

Note that this is an early listing, and early listings can be wrong. Given that these prices were posted in the Netherlands, we're quite convinced that they're legit, as the EU is very strict with its consumer protection laws. You can find the listings by clicking the links below. We're expecting the Haswell-E processors, along with the X99 motherboards and DDR4 memory, to launch on August 29.

Listing for the Core i7-5820K.
Listing for the Core i7-5930K.
Listing for the Core i7-5960X.

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  • dstarr3
    Gotta tell ya, the 5930k looks pretty badass.
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  • hardcore_player
    I'm going for a Rampage v and g-skill 64GB along with the 5930k , for most of current games and applications its an overkill even from the hardcore gamer perspective .
    also ,currently thinking of buying a GTX 880 if it provides better experience than 780ti at launch .
    Reply
  • TechyInAZ
    At least the $1000 Extreme Edition is now I believe a good price for that i7 since it is the worlds first intel desktop 8 core cpu.
    Reply
  • mapesdhs
    Not that impressive given the 3930K was also an 8-core, but with 2 cores
    disabled. Intel could have done this *much* sooner, but they didn't have to.

    Ian.

    Reply
  • Memnarchon
    Also people that delided the engineer sample i7 5960X, found a 12 core Xeon chip with 4 cores disabled which leads to the 8 cores...
    Reply
  • jasonelmore
    Not that impressive given the 3930K was also an 8-core, but with 2 cores
    disabled. Intel could have done this *much* sooner, but they didn't have to.

    Ian.
    Not that impressive given the 3930K was also an 8-core, but with 2 cores
    disabled. Intel could have done this *much* sooner, but they didn't have to.

    Ian.

    Intel told Anandtech that the 5960X would be native 8 core.
    Reply
  • Mac266
    Ok, now bring us the 6-core i5 for $350 :P
    Reply
  • 1991ATServerTower
    Considering the smaller Intel die process and lower clock speeds, AMD's 125W and 95W 8 core processors don't seems so bad when compared to these new 140W Intels.

    Remember folks, the AMD chips have 8 hardware integer cores and 4 hardware floating point units. I don't know the transistor count of the FX 8350 and the new Intels, so not sure if Intel throwing in way more transistors than AMD, but makes me wonder why they such so much more power than the AMDs.

    Queue up the Intel appologists...
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  • JamesSneed
    14024452 said:
    Considering the smaller Intel die process and lower clock speeds, AMD's 125W and 95W 8 core processors don't seems so bad when compared to these new 140W Intels.

    Remember folks, the AMD chips have 8 hardware integer cores and 4 hardware floating point units. I don't know the transistor count of the FX 8350 and the new Intels, so not sure if Intel throwing in way more transistors than AMD, but makes me wonder why they such so much more power than the AMDs.

    Queue up the Intel appologists...

    It is a 140w TDP(thermals) not power draw. Plus they are completely different CPU designs so they will have vastly different characteristics. Intel also rates TDP slightly differently than AMD. If you want power draw then wait until the chips are out and power draw is tested. More to the point you would want to measure power vs performance as I think that will answer your question as I suspect Intel's 8 cores will offer more performance hence the higher TDP's specified.
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  • DrBackwater
    Oh my. oh my in deed; your business practices are price gougin .
    5930k was suppose to be 16 threads.

    Let me understand this more correctly, Your x99 line up sopport dd4 but YOUR 5930k 6 core. wow

    I recommend buying 4930k cpu when price drops ddr4 serves no one if your ripped off.(Maybe teach intel a lesson not to screw consumer over, as it seems they 'intel' do not want consumers buying their unsoldered cpus unless your head over heels.)
    Seeems intels in favour towards xeon sector exclussive practices as usual. #shocker#
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