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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16-08-2014, 13:46:45

WYP
Intel X99 Motherboards are now up for preorder, and the prices are here for all of you to see.

http://www.overclock3d.net/gfx/artic...132930253l.jpg

Read more on the cost of Haswell-E hereQuote

16-08-2014, 13:51:21

barnsley
Good thing I didn't wait for x99. I'd have to start selling orifices to get a running rig it seems.Quote

16-08-2014, 13:57:26

Xrqute
It's interesting that MSI and Gigabyte have been giving us previews but nothing at all has been dropped by Asus yet.Quote

16-08-2014, 14:14:57

WYP
Pricing is pretty much what we should have expected, lokk at everything that x99 has theat x79 doesn't, SATA express, M.2 and even all the good audio components on the motherboard which most x79 boards lack.

All we need to know now is performance!Quote

16-08-2014, 14:19:42

Xrqute
The ROG Boards are going to require a mortgage.Quote

16-08-2014, 15:10:44

JaffaCakes6
Holy moly. Well, it's now safe to say it'll be a while before I am running to grab one...Quote

16-08-2014, 15:43:15

vajoiner
Quote:
Originally Posted by Xrqute View Post
The ROG Boards are going to require a mortgage.
probably will but its the one i'm waiting to see the most. its also probably the one that will come out last. they have great PR but ty delivery.Quote

16-08-2014, 15:50:45

shambles1980
seems a tad on the expensive side to me.Quote

16-08-2014, 16:12:55

Zoot
They're both high end gaming boards so don't think they'll all cost as much.

The more bog-standard X99 boards should come in a good bit cheaper, although they'll still likely be more expensive than the Z97 boards given things like Quad Channel Memory and the much bigger socket make the board more complex.Quote

16-08-2014, 16:20:57

WYP
Quote:
Originally Posted by Zoot View Post
They're both high end gaming boards so don't think they'll all cost as much.

The more bog-standard X99 boards should come in a good bit cheaper, although they'll still likely be more expensive than the Z97 boards given things like Quad Channel Memory and the much bigger socket make the board more complex.
Yeah, add that to the need for more/better VRMs due to the larger power requirements, the list goes on.

You are correct these are higher end options, but I'd wait for everybody to show their hand and for reviews to come out.Quote

16-08-2014, 16:35:25

The_Governour
I would wonder what the ROG boards would cost....Quote

16-08-2014, 17:49:02

DamianThorg
Wonder if the performance will match the price...Quote

17-08-2014, 08:28:41

Greenback
So looks like my poor old 2500k will be staying for a bit longer, could never justify paying that much for the memory let alone the motherboardsQuote

17-08-2014, 08:50:16

the_bone_reaper
the new Haswell-E Motherboard look very cool and very user friendly to me anyway i am looking to upgrade to the z97 motherboard should i wait and go for a Haswell-E MotherboardQuote

17-08-2014, 09:18:20

Phenakism
No,no,noooo!

(unless I win the euro-shmillionz)Quote

17-08-2014, 09:28:16

The_Governour
I would think that the performance could not justify the price at all. Just so you can have the latest. Gaming wise.

I dont think it will be GROUND BREAKING enough for us *normal* gamers to pay that price premium.Quote

17-08-2014, 09:39:30

WYP
Just going to leave this here...

https://fbcdn-sphotos-e-a.akamaihd.n...747f590f33e095
http://forum.overclock3d.net/showthread.php?t=66542

To think Gigabyte were one my favorite, the G1-Sniper Green days are over lads . Gigabyte, do you even colour?Quote

17-08-2014, 11:35:19

g0t.w00t?
I think I will wait for DDR4 and SATAe to mature a little before I think about another upgrade.Quote

17-08-2014, 12:22:48

superegg51
Quote:
Originally Posted by Greenback View Post
So looks like my poor old 2500k will be staying for a bit longer, could never justify paying that much for the memory let alone the motherboards
My 2500k still holds strong against the Intel 4th generation, and I don't see DDR4 being utilized for years, at least not in games.Quote

18-08-2014, 18:42:12

AbsoluteFenrir
This is gonna be so weird, my mobo and CPU will cost much more than my GPU...
(going for the 8 core)Quote

18-08-2014, 21:10:20

Xrqute
When this is said, you know it means we are going to get something on a whole new level! Asus always the pinnacle.

http://i1364.photobucket.com/albums/...ps973ffaec.jpgQuote
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