It’s no secret that Intel is cooking up something with a new processor release, but what we don’t know is that how soon Intel’s new lineup comes. In the past few weeks Z390 motherboard models started to leak at Videocardz.com. Following those leaks are rumors of 9th Gen’s specs with the 9900k having 8 cores/16 threads. And just yesterday, ASRock just officially unveiled their lineup. But all of these leaks means nothing if consumers don’t have an estimate on Z390’s pricing. Luckily for us, we found a few local stores who already listed the prices of various Z390 motherboards.
We spotted the MSI Z390 motherboards on the New Arrivals section at DynaQuestPC’s website. The Pictures are all taken from Videocardz while the Quick Overview and Description are taken from different websites citing Videocardz as their source. The cheapest MSI Z390 model is at Php 8,950 or around $165 (following a $1:Php54 exchange rate) while the their flagship Godlike motherboard retails for about Php 30,000 or $555 USD.
With curiosity if other stores began listing Z390 prices, we checked out PCHub’s Online Pricelist if they had done the same since they already have a history with the 8th CPU pricing leak. It turns out that only they have the same models listed with DynaQuest and that their pricing is identical with a Php 50 difference in the lower end models.
After digging deeper we also found the same models listed at TipidPC.com, a local buy and sell website. The first 6 products in the list are from DynaQuest PC. While the remaining is from TechJunction. What’s interesting about TechJunction’s listing is that not only do they have MSI models listed, but also 5 Z390 models from Gigabyte. Surprisingly, Gigabyte’s flagship Z390 motherboard is just 55% the price of MSI’s flagship while other models have the same pricing structure.
We also found a listing of Gigabyte’s Z390 line-up and their pictures from a provincial retailer’s website. What’s interesting about this listing is that the “Quick Overview” of each product states that it supports 9th gen and 8th gen processors, confirming backwards compatibility.
All of these listings means that 9th Gen’s release is right around the corner. Of course, these prices won’t be enough to decide if upgrading to 9th gen is worth it but it gives us the idea on how much will it cost to get Intel’s best offering to date.
Sources: DynaQuest - https://dynaquestpc.com/search?collection=all&type=product&x=0&y=0&q=z390 PCHub - https://awesome-table.com/-KrkkVbKZR_HZ2x8lsHk/view TipidPC - https://tipidpc.com/itemsearch.php?sec=s&namekeys=%22z390%22 BermorTechZone - https://www.bermorzone.com.ph/?search_category=&s=z390&search_posttype=product&v=a25496ebf095