Intel's G965 chipset faces delays
Shipments of Intel's G965 chipset, the integrated graphics flavor of the
Core 2-bound P965 Express, have been postponed
to mid-August, motherboard manufacturers have told DigiTimes.
The manufacturers say they expected volume shipments of the G965 on July
27 to coincide with the Core 2 Duo launch, but that a flaw in the
chipset's integrated graphics caused Intel to hold off shipments until a
new C-2 stepping that fixes the problem is ready. This new stepping will
"likely not be shipped until the middle of August," Intel reportedly
told its customers. Motherboard makers fear this delay may hurt
sales of Core 2-based product. Dell, for instance, has only announced three
desktop machines with Core 2 support so far, and they're all priced
above the $1,500 mark with discrete graphics cards.