Analysten voorspellen een tegenvallende verkoop van i820 moederborden. Als gevolg daarvan zou Intel inmiddels z'n produktievolumes naar beneden hebben bijgesteld, zo bericht News.com:
Analysts say that the 820 is facing limited demand, and at least one asserts that Intel has reduced its production plans.
"Intel has significantly scaled back their short-term expectations," according to Ashok Kumar, an analyst with U.S. Bancorp Piper Jaffray. The company had planned for the 820 chipset to account for 20 to 25 percent of the chipsets it makes, but has reduced that number to 5 percent, he said.
[...] The reason Intel would scale back its production plans is simply lack of demand, said MicroDesign Resources analyst Peter Glaskowsky. "It's going to be very difficult for Intel to sell a lot of those chips" because of the high price of Rambus memory," he said.
A system with the 820 chipset and 128 MB of Rambus memory will cost a manufacturer another $300 to make, Glaskowsky said. That cost will translate to another $500 added to the price the end customer sees, he estimates. Except for a very few people such as gamers and users or large databases, "that's a pretty much unacceptable price penalty," he said.