DigiTimes has some info about Intel's plans for the chipset market. They say Intel will increase the proportion of its 3 series chipsets for desktop PCs, while slowly pacing out the 965 chipsets in the third quarter.
However, 945 series chipsets will stay for the entry-level market, according to sources at motherboard makers.
Two of Intel's 3 series chipsets, P35 and G33, will account for around 15% of total shipments by the end of the second quarter, while the proportion of the whole 3 series will increase to 38% after the launch of the currently unreleased X38, G35 and G31 in the third quarter. 965 chipset proportions will drop to 10% in the third quarter, noted the sources.
Intel plans to let its 945GC chipset account for around 50% of total shipments by the end of the second quarter and slowly drop to around 38% in the first quarter of 2008. The company also plans to adjust the chipset's price in 1000-unit tray quantities from US$29 to US$25 in the third quarter, noted the sources.