Despite being nowhere near the official release date, it would seem that retailers have jumped the gun.  We reported earlier that a retailer in China has started to list Intel’s next generation of chipset-based motherboards, but now this has spread to EMEA, APAC and North America.  The lists include detailed un-doctored images of each motherboard, with pricing.  Each retailer seems to be doing it differently, for example Newegg state that they have models ‘in stock’, whereas are listing their models for pre-order.

Currently at Newegg, we have the following available:

Fellow overclocker Coldest from JagatReview posted this image from a CoolPC, a Taiwanese outlet:

  • NTD $8990 (~ USD $300): ASUS Sabertooth Z97 Mark1
  • NTD $6990 (~ USD $231): ASUS Maximus VII Ranger
  • NTD $5990 (~ USD $198): GIGABYTE Z97X-UD5H
  • NTD $4990 (~ USD $165): GIGABYTE Z97X-UD3H
  • NTD $4790 (~ USD $160): GIGABYTE G1.Sniper Z97

And in Europe both Aria and Geizhals list the following from GIGABYTE:

  • £350.23: Gigabyte Z97-Gaming G1 Wifi BK
  • £265.09: Gigabyte Z97-Gaming G1
  • £228.19: Gigabyte Z97-Gaming GT
  • £201.25: Gigabyte Z97X-UD7-TH
  • £175.42: Gigabyte Z97X-UD5H-BK
  • £157.99: Gigabyte Z97X-SOC
  • £149.28: Gigabyte Z97X-UD5H
  • £140.05: Gigabyte Z97X-UD3H-BK
  • £139.96: Gigabyte Z97X-Gaming 7
  • £127.73: Gigabyte G1.Sniper Z97
  • £122.44: Gigabyte Z97N-Gaming 5
  • £119.03: Gigabyte Z97X-Gaming 5
  • £118.91: Gigabyte Z97MX-Gaming 5
  • £113.64: Gigabyte Z97X-UD3H
  • £110.11: Gigabyte Z97X-Gaming 3
  • £105.92: Gigabyte Z97X-SLI
  • £104.81: Gigabyte Z97N-WIFI
  • £96.01: Gigabyte Z97-D3H
  • £83.68: Gigabyte Z97M-D3H
  • £74.87: Gigabyte Z97M-DS3H
  • £70.31: Gigabyte Z97P-D3

Interesting enough, these are all GIGABYTE models, and the naming of these coincides with what we believe to be MSI’s product range as well, perhaps confusing the matter.  Notice that ASRock seem missing from these lists.

It would be interesting to see if the retailers will actually ship today if you ordered.  Those specifically with ‘pre-order’ mentioned might wait until the launch date, but some seem to be freely listing ‘in-stock’.  I have a feeling that other retailers in each of these regions might start listing their stock in response.


Additional: It would seem that motherboard manufacturers are also starting to list all their specifications on their websites.  Users can see the whole range for ASUS today, and no doubt GIGABYTE, ASRock and MSI will follow suit.

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  • jrs77 - Friday, May 2, 2014 - link

    You go on mentioning europe and only post prices £, but you leave out €. Great job at showing your anglo-american pride there.

    EURO-land is half a billion people and just as big as an audience as the US and it's 51st state.

    Just sayin'
  • RonanH - Friday, May 2, 2014 - link

    Chill dude, they are only listing prices that were put up by a retailer, maybe there are no € retailers listing boards yet!
  • jrs77 - Friday, May 2, 2014 - link

    Geizhals is a german site, listing all prices in Euro. They even linked it.

    Also... UK =/= Europe. UK is the 51st of the USofA. Europe is the EU and the Euro, with the UK only being an annoyance to the rest of the EU, blocking needed regulations, spying out all of the internettraffic, etc.
  • Flunk - Friday, May 2, 2014 - link

    There is only so much space here, you don't see me complaining that they're not posting prices in Canadian dollars.

    Also, if you want euro-focused news you should read a European web site. It's really not practical to appeal to everyone in the world.
  • bumble12 - Friday, May 2, 2014 - link

    According to this leaflet I just got through the door for MEP elections (Member of European Parliament), the UK pays £55m a day to be a member of the EU.
  • WithoutWeakness - Friday, May 2, 2014 - link

    Ian's from the UK so he likely just grabbed the screenshot from the UK page and put it up. It takes you all of 10 seconds to click the link to the German site and view the prices for yourself.
  • DigitalFreak - Friday, May 2, 2014 - link

    Actually Puerto Rico is the 51st state. UK is the 52nd. :-)
  • Impulses - Friday, May 2, 2014 - link

    We're definitely not a state, barely a territory, you should look at what Newegg usually charges to ship stuff here... Thank God for my never ending Shoprunner trial, tho lately I've been using Amazon more (even then, Prime just means free shipping, not 2 day, unless it's at Gearshop which does free 2 day even without Prime). Also, Google Nav didn't work here until last year and Google Voice still doesn't... Ok, done ranting now!
  • billgerr - Saturday, May 3, 2014 - link

    The 51st state is ROK.
  • DigitalFreak - Friday, May 2, 2014 - link

    Who pissed in your Cherrios (or whatever you Eurpoeans eat)?

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