Dean Kent meldde het al eerder in zijn industry update van april; het zal nog tot september of oktober duren voordat leveranciers moederborden gebaseerd op de i815 'Solano II' chipset in handen krijgen. Net als het geval was bij de 1GHz Pentium III van Intel zijn eerst de grote OEMs zoals Dell en HP aan de beurt. Zij mogen de eerste shipments van deze chipset met PC133 SDRAM en ATA-100 support ergens in juni verwachten.
A boxed motherboard version of Intel's Solano II chipset, which utilises synchronous memory (SDRAM) is now unlikely to arrive until September or October this year, it has emerged.
But in a further sign of channel alienation, it appears that major PC manufacturers will get mobos from Intel as early as June.
The channel is already upset about Intel's boxed chip scheme, after they were told just after Coppermines were launched on 25 October last year that they would have to wait for supplies.
That led one major European distributor to tell The Register "We had an Intel business, but it was just chipped away by the firm."
Intel has clear priorities about which firms get its top of the range microprocessors, but AMD, its much smaller rival, has carefully cultivated the channel over the last two years.
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