A British retailer has listed two hexa-core Intel Sandy Bridge-E chips on their website, the Core i7-3930K and Core i7-3960X Extreme Edition. The i7-3960X is priced at £850.79 (inclusive of taxes) which coverts to roughly US$1,361.
The unlocked Core i7-3930K sits at £477.59 (inclusive of taxes) which is around US$764. Earlier this month a Chinese retailer listed these chips, at different prices. The Chinese retailer had the Core i7-3960X Extreme Edition at the equivalent of US$1,227 with the Core i7-3930K sitting at roughly US$912.
The British store is $150 cheaper on the Core i7-3930K, but still a long way from the $583 price point that the chip is meant to be. Then we have the British store quoting a price of $130 higher for the Extreme Edition-flavored Core i7-3960X. Whichever way you look at it, we'll be waiting for proper pricing and its not long to go. This is also what happened when the competition is bulldozed at launch.