On Thursday, Intel announced that Woodcrest shipments will start in June, followed by Conroe in July and Merom in August – about a couple of months ahead of previous schedules. This will definitely put additional pressure to motherboard makers, the sources indicated, even though a lot of players are expected to come to Computex showcasing new desktop models based on Intel’s new P965 chipset (which supports Conroe).According to sources AMD has planned to debut the Socket AM2 processors on May 23 instead of June 6, but so far it looks like these processors won't feature a performance boost. More info over here.
The sources expect the chipset, which is known as a part of this year’s Intel entertainment PC platforms for the digital home, to be formally launched on June 7, the second day of Computex, or even earlier.
AMD one step behind in the performance race?
Posted on Saturday, Apr 29 2006 @ 03:25 CEST by Thomas De Maesschalck