We keep saying it, but Intel is very close to releasing its initial batch of Haswell-E processors. There's been talk of a launch taking place on August 29, while other rumors have the debut pegged for early September. Whatever the case may be, it's worth waiting to see how Haswell-E shakes out before building a new system, and you won't have to wait long. As for pricing, there have been several rumors already, along with another online leak, this time by a Dutch e-tailer.
We spotted news of the leaked pricing atTomsHardware, which noticed that MaxICT, a Dutch webshop, was listing all three rumored Haswell-E processors for pre-order.
First up is the Intel Core i7 5820K. This is a six-core processor with a dozen threads, 3.3GHz clockspeed, 15MB of L3 cache, 28 PCI-E lanes, and 140W TDP. According to the listing, it will sell for €358.56 (around $473).
Second to bat is the Core i7-5930K. It also has six cores, 12 threads, and 15MB of L3 cache, but 40 PCI-E lanes and a 3.5GHz clockspeed, along with the same 140TDP. This one is listed at €533.15 (around $704).
Finally, there's the Core i7 5960X with eight cores, 16 threads, 3GHz clockspeed, 20MB of L3 cache, 40 PCI-E lanes, and a 140W TDP. It's listed at €945.20 (around $1,248).
According to TomsHardware, prices come down considerably if applying the exchange rate after removing taxes. In that case, the Core i7 5820K would hover around $400 ($392.43), the Core i7 5930K around $600 ($583.51), and the Core i7 5960X around $1,000 ($1,034.50).