In addition, Intel intends to clear inventory of 915 chipsets by bundling the series with its Pentium 4 processors, indicated the sources. As the 915 chipsets are designed not to support the dual-core platform, clearing inventory has become increasingly harder, the makers commented.
According to Intel's product roadmap, Pentium 4 processors based on its Netburst architecture are also set to be phased out by the third quarter of 2007, the makers revealed. A complete entry-level CPU line under the new Core microarchitecture will be available from the second quarter of 2007, according to the makers.
Intel is also scheduling to launch its Pentium E1000 CPU family in the second quarter of 2007 and the Celeron 400 series in the third quarter, whereas the Celeron D 300 line under the Netburst core will be gone by the end of next year, said the makers. A complete migration from the Neburst architecture to the new Core microarchitecture will take place before 2008, the makers added.