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.