Intel is expected to ship 10 million 865 chipsets in the second quarter of this year, with about 50 percent going to Asus, DigiTimes writes.
The price of these entry-level chipsets will only be $13, which is less than competing chipsets from other manufacturers.
Since Intel resumed supply of its 865-series chipsets earlier this year, Asustek and the other major motherboard makers in Taiwan – Gigabyte Technology, Micro-Star International (MSI), and Elitegroup Computer Systems (ECS) – have already taken delivery of about a million units each, the sources indicated. The five million rumored to go to Asustek in the second quarter would represent about 40% of the company's output for the quarter, estimated from recent media reports.
Intel expects the 865 chipset will account for 30 percent of its total chipset shipments for the first half of this year. By the end of this year this should decrease to 10%.