Intel Core i7 processors available starting Nov. 17th

By on November 6, 2008, 6:07 AM
When we published our full featured review of the new Intel Core i7 processors earlier this week, it was made clear that the Core 2 successor would be a worthy one. What wasn't as obvious was the date when Intel would officially launch the Core i7 and announce its availability. In other words this Monday's affair was a soft launch.

We have now learned that Intel will make Nehalem's release official next November 17th at an analyst event in San Francisco, CA. The company expects PC manufacturers to begin offering desktops equipped with Core i7 processors immediately.

As noted in our review, Intel will release three versions of the Core i7, all aimed at performance desktop machines. List pricing for the Core i7 920 model will be $284, the 940 will go for $562, while the 3.2GHz 965 Extreme Edition model will cost $999, when bought in quantities. You can expect standalone parts for building systems to become available by the end of the month, however don't be surprised to have them selling at a premium at least for the remainder of the year.

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nirkon said:
All the corei7 are already available here (Israel), i've seen them in shops, even a few days before the review. It's probably because they are made here, intel has a big fab here, you know, next to all the sand..(lol).
Julio said:
Hmmm, in that case maybe we should contract you to get us hardware early ;)
complexxL9 said:
nirkon what are the prices?
windmill007 said:
I heard these processors are not very good for games?
Julio said:
[b]Originally posted by windmill007:[/b][quote]I heard these processors are not very good for games?[/quote]I don't know who started that rumor, but it's certainly unjustified according to our findings, read the full review:[url]
nirkon said:
[b]Originally posted by Julio:[/b][quote]Hmmm, in that case maybe we should contract you to get us hardware early ;)[/quote]Sounds like an interesting offer :)The shop I've seen it in is already offering prebuilt computers with the processors, however I can't know 100% that they have them right now, until I call and ask that is)Well prices here are as follows (I know, its expensive, everything here is approximately [b]double[/b] the price! Probably because we're considered part of the European market, not the American :( ):920- $409 940- $796965- $1421My Speculated US prices920- $205 940- $350965- $650
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