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Intel leaving entry-level chipset market?


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DigiTimes reports that sources at motherboard manufactures say Intel is planning to stop producing entry-level chipsets and get out of that market altogether. Intel plans to phase out its 865 and 915PL/GL chipsets in the fourth quarter to start the pullout. DigiTimes' sources say Intel has only told 1st-tier manufacturers and OEM clients. An official public announcement from Intel is not expected.

August 5th update: Intel said it is not leaving the market - they are only adjusting their product line temporarily.
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