In a Youtube video, the CM rep at CES mentioned a price of US$69.99. But he also mentioned that this is an advanced prototype only and there will be further refinements in the final retail version. The ETA is March.
Usually the price of a product reflects its performance to a large degree. So, if it can beat H80 by 2-3C and H80's MSRP is $115 but actually sells at $90, then a price of $70 makes this a huge bargain. But I think this TPC 812 might sell at $100 (which is slightly more than a H80's)
Even if it sells at $100, it still looks like a bargain (smaller though) because that vapor chamber unit alone costs about four heatpipes. This is how expensive vapor chamber is. CM can sell the TPC 812 at such a 'low' price of $100 because they must have received a huge discount for buying a large quantity of these units for their OEM business.
Edited by windfire - 1/17/12 at 11:50pm