If you are interested in getting a Ivy Bridge-E CPU when they come out later this year, expected September, then you may be pleased to know pricing details have surfaced from VR-Zone. The first “entry” model, the Core i7 4820K, comes with a price tag of $310 USD which makes it $5 more expensive than its predecessor though it does come with a fully unlocked multiplier and a higher base clock. The Core i7 4930K, comes with a price point $39 USD lower than its predecessor despite being a better overall part. While the Core i7 4960X boasts a price about $69 USD lower than its predecessor which is welcome news given the extortionate three figure price of the Core i7 3960X.
Despite lower launch prices than predecessors Ivy Bridge-E is still a hugely expensive platform and again we will probably see the Core i7 4930K being the favourite part, much like the Core i7 3930K, because it offers nearly all the features of the much more expensive X part except with 3MB less cache and a marginally slower base clock which can be reached by overclocking.
Will you be buying Ivy Bridge-E or is it too expensive for your budget?
Image #1 courtesy of Intel and Image #2 courtesy of VR-Zone