Original Link: http://www.anandtech.com/show/7986/z97-motherboards-listed-now-in-usa-taiwan-and-eu

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 Aria.co.uk 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.

Source: hwbot.org

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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