The gang over at Hardware.info have found the upcoming Intel Core i7-4770K ‘Haswell’ processor listed for sale on a couple merchant sites even though the processor isn’t going to be available for months. The site found an average price of 340 euros (£291 or $440) on two retailers, the purported cost is around £40 or $30 higher than the Intel Core i7-3770K ‘Ivy Bridge’ processor that was released in 2012. The Intel Core i7 4770K requires the Socket 1150 processor socket, which isn’t yet available. Even if you could buy the processor today you’d still have to find a compatible unreleased motherboard to go along with it! Rumor has it the processors will launch during Computex 2013, which takes place the first week of June in Taipei, Taiwan.
If we’re to believe the latest rumors, Intel’s next generation processors (codenamed Haswell) will be released in June. Two Dutch webshops, MaxICT and TakeItNow, already put the tray version of the flagship Core i7 4770K in their webshop. The two shops sell the 4770K processor, obviously not yet in stock, for € 330 and € 350, respectively. It’s assumed that, when the Core i7 4770K is officially launched, it will cost about the same as its predecessor, the Core i7 3770K. Considering the 3770K costs around € 316 in Holland, the webshops have either raised the price since it’s so early, or Intel is planning on making the new processors a bit more expensive after all.