Intel logo 3 Intels upcoming 7 series chipsets priced

When it comes to official pricing, Intel isn't a very imaginative company, for better or worse. Pricing details of the upcoming 7-series chipsets have been revealed and they mostly look the same as for the current 6-series of chipsets.

When it comes to official pricing, Intel isn't a very imaginative company, for better or worse. Pricing details of the upcoming 7-series chipsets have been revealed and they mostly look the same as for the current 6-series of chipsets.

First out are the Z77, Z75 and H77 chipsets which are priced at US$48, US$40 and US$43, exactly the same as for the Z68, P67 and H67 chipsets. That said, our understanding is that the pricing to the motherboard makers differs from Intel's official pricing and in as much as the Z68 chipset pricing was lower than anticipated about a year ago, we're hearing that the price difference between the Z77 and Z75 chipsets might not be as high as the official pricing is suggesting. This is also the main reason as to why there have been so few Z75 motherboard announcements.

Alongside the already mentioned chipsets, Intel's B75 chipset will launch at US$37, the same as the little used B65 chipset. This time around there appears to be vastly more interest from the motherboard makers and once again actual pricing seems to be someway off the official list price, as we're hearing it's closer to the H61 chipset which has a list price of US$30. Intel will launch these four chipsets on Sunday, but depending on where you live, you might already be able to get your hands on a motherboard based on them.

Come May the 13th – which is not a Friday – Intel will officially launch the Q77 chipset at US$44 and Q75 chipset at US$40, again identical pricing to the Q67 and Q65 chipsets. These models are intended for use in desktop system for the corporate and business sector and comes with a wide range of features for remote management and security that the consumer SKUs lack.

Source: Digitimes