OcUK Bloomfield/X58 Pre-Orders Page: 1
OcUK Bloomfield/X58 Pre-Orders
UK e-tailer Overclockers UK has put up listings for pre-orders of the 3 launch Bloomfield CPUs as well as three X58-based motherboards. The price outlook? Not too ridiculous actually. The i7 920, 940, and 965 are going for £258.49
, and £822.49
including VAT respectfully. Based on OcUK's other prices, this puts the lower-end 920 a touch over the Q9450 (£234.99), the middle 940 a fair bit more expensive than the Q9650 (£381.86), and the EE 965 quite a bit below Intel's current top chip, the QX9770 (£969.36).
The X58 chipset is, perhaps a bit unfortunately, in the top-end market, and the prices of these opening offering Bloomfield-compatibly boards reflect that. Intel's own offering, dubbed the "SmackOver," is the cheapest at £234.99
. The other two boards currently seen come from ASUS. The P6T Deluxe vanilla and "OC Palm Edition" boards weigh in at £252.61
Now perhaps the most interesting aspect of these listings is the ETA date: October 31st. This is earlier than the previously forecasted November launch.
How do you like the look of OcUK's pricing and ETA date?