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Dalo Harkin
12-11-2008, 12:19 PM
Intel is not expected to officially launch the Core i7 processor until November 17 (http://www.techspot.com/news/32364-intel-core-i7-processors-available-starting-nov-17th.html), but that hasn't stopped some online retailers from putting up early listings (http://techreport.com/discussions.x/15873) for the CPUs about a week ahead. PC Connection, for instance, is listing the 2.66GHz Core i7 920 processor with 8MB of cache memory for $334 and the 2.93GHz Core i7 940 for $662 – an approximate markup of 18 percent over their suggested retail price.

Meanwhile, PC Mall is hiking prices even more with the Core i7 920 listed for a pre-order price of $384, the Core i7 940 for $722, and the 3.2GHz 965 “Extreme” version of the i7 for $1,250. The higher street prices are not surprising as this reflects pent-up demand for the product. PC Connection is also listing no fewer than seven motherboards (http://biz.pcconnection.com/IPA/Shop/Product/Search.htm?term=core%20i7&DefSort=Y) based on the Intel X58 Express chipset, priced between $261.38 and $463.98, with the MSI X58 Platinum being the cheapest of the bunch.

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