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News Intel's Core i7 CPUs available now

Discussion in 'Article Discussion' started by Tim S, 17 Nov 2008.

  1. Tim S

    Tim S OG

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  2. The Infamous Mr D

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    I see these bad boys making a killing the professional field.

    Gamers, though, are likely to stick with their Core 2's for a very long while yet.
     
  3. bowman

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    Except for those of us who don't even have a Core 2 to begin with.

    My 920 and P6T are on their way..
     
  4. FeRaL

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    I hear you bowman, I'm still running an Athlon XP 2500+ 8(
     
  5. Tyrmot

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    These first 2 posts seem to sum it up perfectly, if you've got Core 2 at the moment this is definitely (unsurprisingly) not worth it at the mo... I look forward to prices dropping to more reasonable levels soon
     
  6. Paradigm Shifter

    Paradigm Shifter de nihilo nihil fit

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    Ouch. I think I'll wait to see what price the 45nm Deneb-core Phenoms (or Phenom II's, if the web rumour mill is correct...) will be. The motherboards are cheaper (790FX+SB750 DFI board for £120!) and use DDR2...

    But I must admit that I7 is tempting.
     
  7. bowman

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    Phenom II is actually official, not rumor mill - AMD confirmed this on that there Financial Analyst Day they had.

    Anyway, I doubt Deneb will make me regret this purchase.. The recession-driven price drops early next year probably will, though.
     
  8. mclean007

    mclean007 Officious Bystander

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    About what I expected, given the USD:GBP exchange rate is now about 1.5, the fact that those are inc VAT prices, and the fact that you are quoting UK retail against US volume prices.

    Take the cheapest price for the 920 (Aria), which is £246.69 inc VAT. That is £209.95 ex VAT, which is $315.58 at xe.com's current rate of 1.50312. That compares pretty favourably with Newegg.com's retail price of $319.99.

    The pricing isn't that bad for a new generation of chips at launch - let's bear in mind that these are 45nm quad core chips and they are faster than anything else out there and, by all accounts, supremely overclockable :D
     
  9. chrisb2e9

    chrisb2e9 Dont do that...

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    this time next year I might start to look at replacing my q6600 and asus p5k. not enough of an increase to buy a new board, new ram, new cpu etc.
     
  10. DarkFear

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    Oh how I loathe the feebleness of our currency... ZAR4600 for an i7 920, ZAR4900 for the Asus P6T and an equally insane amount for some decent DDR3. Yeah, I don't think I'll be upgrading just yet.
     
  11. frontline

    frontline Punish Your Machine

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    Out of my price range, here's hoping the current socket 775 dual/quad cores nosedive in price for a bargain instead :) (especially when Phenom II arrives).
     
  12. Hustler

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    lol...i see Overclockers are the biggest rip off merchants..as per usual.

    How do they stay in business.
     
  13. Er-El

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    They're selling the 920 for the cheapest and that's what most people would probably wanna buy. They're not usually that bad.
     
  14. Neoki

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    I hate the fact you forget a decent supplier tekheads it is annoying to not let them get credit they deserve.
     
  15. mclintox

    mclintox Eat cheese!

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    I just had a look at Scan and their prices are different to the ones you quote.
    920 is on offer today only at £268.10,normally £270.16
    940 £514.85 £516.02
    965 £890.85 £892.02
    Not much of a discount,but better than a kick in the *****.Shop around if you MUST have one,but for me i wont be throwing out my C2D E8200 just yet
     
  16. C-Sniper

    C-Sniper Stop Trolling this space Ądmins!

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    Newegg:
    920 - $319.99
    940 - $599.99
    965 -$1069.99
     
  17. Neoki

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    Intel Core i7 920 2.66GHz Nehalem 8mb Cache LGA1366 - Retail £265.00
    Intel Core i7 940 2.93GHz Nehalem 8MB Cache LGA1366 - Retail £518.95
    Intel Core i7 965 3.2GHz Nehalem Extreme Edition 8MB Cache LGA1366 - Retail £898.88

    Tekheads
     
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  18. TomH

    TomH And like that... he was gone.

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    Not everyone wanted to click the link, especially since in the published figures above; they're the most expensive.

    But you are correct: £234.99 for the 920. I'd rather pay more and not have the possibility of dealing with their customer services, however. :)
     
  19. FooSai

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    The £234.99 price on there is ex VAT
    Inc. VAT they are still the most expensive from by the list.

    -Foo
     
  20. lewchenko

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    Holy Rip Off Batman.... that is if you are shopping at overclockers.co.uk (which I often do)

    Just checked their site and its £276 inc our glorious VAT for the 920.

    Aria at £246 is substantially cheaper.
     

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