In a potentially exciting move, one that Intel has not yet confirmed, it's said that the release of the 965 chipset will be slightly delayed, and the release of the “Conroe” core may come much earlier than expected, perhaps before the second half of next year. With Intel having left the entry level market, the chipsets they introduce are more likely to be geared towards performance machines and higher end office equipment, and it will be interesting to see how the 965 compares to nForce 4 and the other new chipsets such as ATI's. Originally, 965 was going to launch midway through next year anyways, so there is not much of a difference there, but Conroe wasn't expected not until the end of next year, even though the existing 955 and coupling processors have been available for quite some time now. The original story is available at Digitimes.