Despite promises that the recently released Intel Pentium D
dual-core processor would be shipping in a wide range of systems this year
, sources claim that Intel will not be able to ship more than 500,000
of the processors in 2005, with it being expected that shipments of motherboards based on the 945-platform will only reach 7% of total Intel-based motherboards by the end of the year. Usually, a new platform of this type would expect to account for 20-30% of shipments.