Intel will not be able to ship more than 500,000 Pentium D dual-core processors this year as demand will not pick up until 2006. Third-quarter shipments of Pentium D series processors are only expected to reach 100,000 units. Because of limited supply of processors and chipsets, shipments of motherboards based on the 945-platform will only reach 7% of total Intel-based mobo shipments by the end of the year. Quotes for motherboards supporting the 945-platform will be about US$ 90, which is US$ 15-20 more expensive than 915-based mobos.

Intel will not be able to ship more than 500,000 Pentium D dual-core processors this year as demand will not pick up until 2006. Third-quarter shipments of Pentium D series processors are only expected to reach 100,000 units. Because of limited supply of processors and chipsets, shipments of motherboards based on the 945-platform will only reach 7% of total Intel-based mobo shipments by the end of the year. Quotes for motherboards supporting the 945-platform will be about US$ 90, which is US$ 15-20 more expensive than 915-based mobos.