Cheapest Intel Nehalem priced at $284

Posted on Monday, Jul 14 2008 @ 22:32 CEST by Thomas De Maesschalck
Asian hardware site HKEPC leaked some information about Intel's upcoming Nehalem desktop processors. The first three Bloomfield CPUs may arrive in late September and according to the site the 2.66GHz model will have a price tag of only $284 while the 2.93GHz and 3.2GHz models will cost $562 and $999, respectively.

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
Clock 2.66GHz 2.93GHz 3.2GHz
Core 4 4 4
Thread 8 8 8
QPI 4.8GT/s 4.8GT/s 6.4GT/s
Cache 8MB L3 8MB L3 8MB L3
Price 1Ku (USD) $284 $562 $999
Launch date Q4, 2008 Q4, 2008 Q4, 2008

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