Haswell-E Motherboards- The cost!

The cost of Haswell-E

Haswell-E Motherboards- The cost!  

Haswell-E Motherboards- The cost!

 

Now after Haswell-E pricing has leaked and DDR4 memory has became available, Intel X99 or rather Haswell-E motherboards are now appearing for preorder on some sites.

Now one of the big questions are going to be answered, what is the cost of the platform? Well now we know, and it is big.

 

Haswell-E Motherboards- The cost!  

Pictured above is the Gigabyte GA-X99-Gaming G1 motherboard, which now costs £299.94 for pre-order at Aria PC. The only other model on Aria is the Gigabyte GA-X99-Gaming 7, costing £249.54, which we sadly have no pictures for.

These costs, to say the least, are pretty high for the average person, much higher than Intel's currently available Z97 platform, but X99 simply offers much more. X99 offers support for Intel's upcoming Haswell-E CPUs, which have 6 cores or more, are able to utilize the latest DDR4 memory and unlike Intel's current X79 platform feature support for M.2 devices, Sata-express and many other features which the aging X79 platform lacks.

Whether this cost is worth it to you is your decision to make, on the Intel side there is nowhere else where you can get a non-Xeon Octo-Core CPU or use DDR4 memory. You get what you pay for with the X99 platform, top-end motherboards with the support for all the latest technologies with a highest potential CPU core count of double Intel's current mainstream Haswell offerings.

 

What do you guys think of the costs of the X99 platform?

Join the discussion of the cost of Intel X99 on the OC3D Forums.

 

 

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