Intel QX9770 Delayed Until Feb/March

Rob Williams

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From our front-page news:
According to industry tracking website DigiTimes, Intel's latest high-end Quad-Core offering, the 3.2GHz QX9770, will be delayed until February or March. Originally, the processor was set for launch this month, but has likely been pushed back along with the X48 chipset in order to help sell off what's left from X38.

X48 is the first Intel chipset to bring native 1600FSB support to the table, which the QX9770 utilizes, so the delay is not a surprise. The Skulltrail platform has not launched either, and since it will use a processor of similar specs to the QX9770, it wouldn't be unsurprising to see everything launch at once. That aside, is anyone really that upset at a delay for a $1,399 processor?

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Intel has pushed back the volume shipment date of its Core 2 Extreme QX9770 processors for the high-end desktop segment to February-March 2008 instead of January as reported previously, according to sources at Taiwan motherboard makers. The quad-core 3.2GHz QX9770, which will be available at US$1,399 in thousand-unit quantities, is to replace the Core 2 Extreme QX9650 processor launched in November 2007, the sources noted.

Source: DigiTimes

Greg King

I just kinda show up...
Staff member
Not a bit surprising at all. Not that I was standing in line for one anyway, but still, kind of a bummer for those who were.