Feeds

Intel prunes pre-Grantsdale P4 chipset prices

But 'unlikely' to boost i8x5 demand

  • alert
  • submit to reddit

Intel this week cut the prices of its i865 and i845 chipset families in a bid to boost demand after the launch of its top-end i915 and i925 series.

However, unnamed mobo maker sources cited by DigiTimes claim it's not going to work: there are just too many chipsets in the channel already.

Said sources suggest that inventory levels have reached a supply capacity of one month rather than the usual two-week backlog. That may not change significantly until the end of Q3, they say. June didn't see strong sales, although OEM demand for mobos is expected to pick up in July.

Intel's prices fell by up to 15 per cent, it is estimated, with the i845GE falling from $30 to $25.5; the i845GL, GV and PE dropping from $21 to $18.5; the i848P's price reset to $22 from $24; the i865GV falling from $27 to $25; and the i865PE dropping from $28 to $27. ®

Related stories

Intel preps i925XE chipset with gigahertz FSB
Intel shaves a buck off certain Centrinos
Intel recalls faulty Grantsdale chipsets
PC maker confirms 775-pin Celeron D
Tyan to ship Socket T mobos next quarter
Wi-Fi to come late to Grantsdale party
Review: Intel i915P, G and i925X chipsets

Whitepapers

Forging a new future with identity relationship management
Learn about ForgeRock's next generation IRM platform and how it is designed to empower CEOS's and enterprises to engage with consumers.
Cloud and hybrid-cloud data protection for VMware
Learn how quick and easy it is to configure backups and perform restores for VMware environments.
Three 1TB solid state scorchers up for grabs
Big SSDs can be expensive but think big and think free because you could be the lucky winner of one of three 1TB Samsung SSD 840 EVO drives that we’re giving away worth over £300 apiece.
Reg Reader Research: SaaS based Email and Office Productivity Tools
Read this Reg reader report which provides advice and guidance for SMBs towards the use of SaaS based email and Office productivity tools.
Security for virtualized datacentres
Legacy security solutions are inefficient due to the architectural differences between physical and virtual environments.