Source: DigiTimesThe ASP (average selling price) of new Pentium 4 motherboards based on Intel 915 and 925 chipsets may decrease in the third quarter as prices for LGA775 CPU connectors drop, according to sources at Taiwanese motherboard makers.
With Foxconn Electronics currently being the only volume supplier, LGA775 connectors are priced at US$7-8 per unit, said the sources.
The high-priced connector has pushed the prices of 915 motherboards to US$90-110 and 925 motherboards to as high as US$180, the sources noted.
However, with more makers expected to start volume shipments of LGA775 connectors in the third quarter, the ASP likely to drop to US$3-4.
With favorable pricing, shipments of 915 and 925 motherboards may grow to 30% of the market by the end of this year, stated the sources.
This is good news for everyone as lower prices make for better says for them and less green from out bank accounts (or less on the credit card for many).