Taiwanese motherboard makers believe that Intel will not be able to ship one million dual-core Pentium D processors before the end of the year.
They say Intel will ony ship about 500,000 units of its new dual-core desktop processors, as demand will not pick up until 2006. Third-quarter shipments will probably only account for only 100,000 units.
Intel yesterday unveiled its desktop platform, which comes with dual-core Pentium D 820, 830 and 840 processors.
The sources also said shipments of Intel's 945 platform will only reach 7 percent of the whole Intel-based motherboard market by the end of the year. Motherboards based on the 945 chipset will cost about $90, $15-20 more than current 915 based motherboards.