According to tech reports, Intel have declared that over-clocking of Haswell processors will be only restricted to K-series chips. Well earlier, Intel was a bit moderate with the previous-generation “Sandy Bridge and Ivy Bridge” matching parts and did allow some room of over-clocking for non K processors but that too was for a limited time.
It looks like the Intel 4th Generation Core processors that were on sale over in China earlier this month were in fact real! With the Haswell launch less than a week away many retailers are stocked with the chip and one Japanese retailer took a few photos of the Core i7-4770K box. Read on to check them out!
The new Intel Haswell i7-4770K processor has now been listed on eBay and has already sold for $600 which does not include shipping charges. The price doesn’t sound too unreasonable since in the past many other pre-released products that have been auctioned were in high figures.
Intel is expected to announce their upcoming 4th Generation Core Haswell Processors at Computex in June, but that has not stopped Chinese retailer Taoboa from selling these processors early. You can find the Core i7-4770K, Core i7-4770, Core i5-4670K, Core i5-4570, Core i5-4430 up for sale there right now!
A source close to Intel has revealed that the company has started shipping their upcoming “Haswell” processors to OEM’s (companies that sell pre-built systems). It looks like Haswell keeps on getting closer and closer and these shipments could be the first PCs created using the new chip. Intel is expected to make a statement about the launch of Haswell at the upcoming IDF Beijing conference next week.
We are still firm believers that Intel’s 4th Generation “Haswell” processors will launch in 3 months or so, but that has not stopped some Dutch online retailers from listing the Core i7-4770K, which is of course the flagship of the processor family. Both MAXICT.nl and takeITnow.nl have the processor listed for pre-order. MAXICT has it listed at €331.13 (incl. VAT) and takeITnow.nl €352.00 (incl. VAT). That’s $427.29 and $454.43 in US currency.