If this information is correct the 2.66GHz Nehalem will have roughly the same price tag as a Core 2 Quad Q9300 today. The DDR3 memory is still more expensive than its DDR2 predecessor but it should offer kickass bandwidth on the X58 if you use the new triple-channel DDR3 feature.
|Intel Bloomfield Desktop Processor Family Q4, 2008|
|Package||Socket 1366||Socket 1366||Socket 1366|
|Cache||8MB L3||8MB L3||8MB L3|
|Price 1Ku (USD)||$284||$562||$999|
|Launch date||Q4, 2008||Q4, 2008||Q4, 2008|