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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  • DigitalFreak - Friday, May 2, 2014 - link

    and yes, I know I spelled it wrong.
  • TheCrustyCupcake - Friday, May 2, 2014 - link

    Stop raging in legitimate articles. Post something helpful or, you know about the article not about the writer. Besides they are showing pictures of where they found these products. They didn't need to show one for every currency. They were just making a point.
  • CharonPDX - Friday, May 2, 2014 - link

    Um, Anandtech is a site whose content is in English.

    For Europe, the country that is the largest English-speaking country is (surprise!) England.

    England uses the Pound.

    Thus, when taking screenshots of European prices, for easiest readability to Americans, you use an English-based website.

    The Pound and the Euro are fixed to each other - if you haven't figured out the conversion in the last 15 years, then you're the one who needs help.

    They also show NTD instead of Yen or Renminbi! Taiwanese puppets!
  • TesseractOrion - Friday, May 2, 2014 - link

    Hi Charon, I agree with you, he was being a bit petty. However, I'd just like to point out that England is not the same as the UK (United Kingdom of Great Britain & Northern Ireland). Also AFAIK the Pound floats against other currencies. It's sort of academic to most of the world, but gets Brits a bit steamed sometimes lol (I'm not one of them btw)... :-)
  • Qwertilot - Saturday, May 3, 2014 - link

    It was fixed vs the Deutchmark a fair while ago, but that ran into a major accident, cf: .

    Definitely floating since then. The odd vague suggestion to join the Euro but never a popular idea for whatever reason :) Of course the prices of electronics hardly convert directly anyway!
  • eanazag - Friday, May 2, 2014 - link

    UK is a member of the EU. It makes sense/cents that they still have the pound since it is worth more than the Euro and US dollar. Sites often list various currencies. I'm not complaining when Asian currencies are posted. I'm American and am unhappy with the Internet spying going on being paid for with my own money, so the government can manipulate the world and internal affairs, but why beat Anandtech for it? Go post your rant on DailyTech. Just sayin'.
  • LordOfTheBoired - Sunday, May 4, 2014 - link

    I thought Canada was the 51st state. I'm confused now.
  • Arkive - Monday, May 5, 2014 - link

    This probably the most ridiculous complaint I've heard this month.
  • drichardb - Friday, May 2, 2014 - link

    Aria have pages available for both the Z97 and H97 chipsets but look to have hidden the contents of both (checked 14:20 UK time)
  • MikeMurphy - Friday, May 2, 2014 - link

    Wish I could justify an upgrade but I can't really spot any feature differences from my z77 chipset.

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