HKEPC heard from sources at motherboard makers that Intel is planning to pull the release of the low-end dual-core Pentium E and single-core Celeron 400 processors from the third quarter into the middle of the second quarter of this year.
Analysis stated that the move is made in order to beaten the marketing space of AMD, to seize as much as market share while AMD just started the introduction of 65nm technology recently, further, to put apart from the release date of AMD’s Star processor. In fact, in the past it’s a worry for Intel that Core becomes the inter-competitor of old Netburst processors, so the company has limited the production as well as the pricing until the inventory of old Netburst processors has been lowered to an acceptable level. However, Intel just realized that market means more than anything else does, and hence the move is reasonable.
Friends from main board market further stated that the next-generation quad-core Yorkfield and dual-core Wolfdate are scheduled releasing in the first quarter of 2008, while an exception is made for Yorkfield based Intel Core 2 Extreme which will be released a bit earlier in Dec, marking an earlier date for delivering.
They also write that only a small amount of 45nm Intel Core 2 Quad processors will be available in December.