More than a dozen of Core i5 and Core i7 Haswell microprocessors are expected to launch at the beginning of June. The flagship Haswell model, Core i7-4770K with unlocked multiplier, was already spotted this week in some stores in Europe. Hardware.info reported that the CPU is currently available for pre-order in Dutch online shops MaxICT and TakeItNow, priced at 330 Euro and 350 Euro respectively, that is 4% and 11% higher than the average selling price of the i7-3770K in Holland. The Haswell processor can be also pre-ordered from several online stores in US. What's more, the stores list a handful of other Haswell SKUs, including i5-4670K.
PCSuperStore currently has Core i5-4430, i5-4570, i5-4570S, i5-4670, i5-4670K, i7-4770, i7-4770K and i7-4770S on pre-order, with prices ranging from $197 to $368. The table below shows how these prices stack up against prices of Ivy Bridge products from the same store:
|Box part number||Pre-order|
|Core i5-3330||$197.37||Core i5-4430||BX80646I54430||$197.86||0%|
|Core i5-3470||$205.23||Core i5-4570||BX80646I54570||$213.69||+4%|
|Core i5-3470S||$195.59||Core i5-4570S||BX80646I54570S||$205.78||+5%|
|Core i5-3570||$210||Core i5-4670||BX80646I54670||$236.30||+13%|
|Core i5-3570K||$234.18||Core i5-4670K||BX80646I54670K||$256.65||+10%|
|Core i7-3770||$302.85||Core i7-4770||BX80646I74770||$328.67||+9%|
|Core i7-3770K||$339.86||Core i7-4770K||BX80646I74770K||$368.07||+8%|
|Core i7-3770S||$302.74||Core i7-4770S||BX80646I74770S||$320.80||+6%|
With one exception, all Haswell microprocessors are currently 4% - 13% more expensive than Ivy Bridge counterparts. Pre-order prices tend to drop a bit when it gets closer to launch, but at this point it is impossible to tell whether they will drop to Ivy Bridge level, or will be a few percent higher.
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