Pure Overclock – Computer Hardware News, Reviews and More

 
 
 
 
 

Core i7 may hit the streets on November 17th?

Comments Off on Core i7 may hit the streets on November 17th?
Posted November 6, 2008 by admin in CPU & Motherboards

Intel has given us a vague “November” schedule for Core i7 retail availability, but we’ve heard from a solid (albeit anonymous) source that Intel is actually aiming for November 17. That date should see the arrival of the Core i7 launch trio, with the 3.2GHz Core i7-965 Extreme costing $999, the slower 2.93GHz Core i7-940 priced at $562, and the 2.66GHz Core i7-920 available for a tantalizing $284. Compatible motherboards should be out by then, too.

Out of the two Core i7 mobos we tested, the Intel DX58SO will have a price tag in the $300-350 range, and Asus is setting its P6T Deluxe at $309. You’ll also want to invest in a triple-channel DDR3 memory kit, which will set you back around $130 at Newegg if you want a reasonably speedy 3GB kit from a major manufacturer. Total upgrade cost: just over $700 with a Core i7-920. Of course, seeing how fast these chips are, some enthusiasts may be more than happy to pay that kind of entry price.



Find us on Google+