Intel and AMD Frustrating Mobo Vendors
DigiTimes reports that both AMD and Intel are making moves which are frustrating motherboard vendors. With regards to Intel, vendors are less than thrilled to see the company aggressively pulling in the launch dates for Woodcrest, Conroe, and Merom. With products launching months ahead of schedule, motherboard vendors now need to creatively figure out a way to get rid of existing product as attention will certainly drift towards the new platform once it is launched. In terms of AMD, the AM2 platform is not offering the same performance promises of Intel's new architecture. Regardless, AMD will likely launch the AM2 platform ahead of its original dates in an effort to lessen the blow from Intel's own product launch. Once again, motherboard vendors find themselves in a precarious situation as they have far less time to bring these products to market than they had anticipated.