Report: Ivy Bridge-E processors to start at $310
The rumor mill revealed the specifications for Intel's upcoming Ivy Bridge-E processors a few months ago. Now, the guys over at VR-Zone claim to have learned prices for those chips.
Quoting information "given to major retailers from Intel," the site says the slowest Ivy Bridge-E variant, the 3.7GHz, quad-core Core i7-4820K, will be priced at just $310. That would make it a teeny bit more expensive than the slowest member of the Sandy Bridge-E lineup today, the Core i7-3820, which sells for $299.99 at Newegg.
VR-Zone also quotes prices of $555 for the mid-range Ivy Bridge-E model, the Core i7-4930K, and $990 for the flagship, the Core i7-4960X. The Core i7-4930K reportedly has six cores, a 3.4GHz base clock speed, and a 3.6GHz Turbo speed, while its faster sibling is said to run at 3.6GHz with a 3.7GHz Turbo peak. Those two models seem poised to replace the Core i7-3930K and Core i7-3970X, which sell for $569.99 and $1,029.99, respectively.
Again, Ivy Bridge-E is expected to fit in the same X79 platform as Sandy Bridge-E. Last we heard, Intel was rumored to be prepping Ivy Bridge-E for a launch in the fourth quarter of this year.