The Inquirer have just reported that when Conroe hits town there's a strong possibility that many people snapping up these very swish new CPUs will still be motherboardless (particularly if their heart is set on a P965 based board).
High volume shipments may not flood the market in time due to Intel having only shipped the first quantity of P965 chipsets two weeks ago and now the motherboard manufacturers, including the top one, are struggling to make the boards on time.
More details here.
Intel already said that the new i975 revision of boards will support Conroe CPUs but Intel recommends, and sent out a reviews kit, with its latest, greatest P965 chipset.
There are only a few weeks left before the official introduction and the motherboard manufacturers are playing against time, as it takes up to two weeks to transport the final boards from China to Euroland and the USA. The big shipments of boards are always transported by boat as the plane costs too much.
Last updated: Jun 16, 2020 at 04:29 pm CDT