Intel's PC2700 chipset comes later
Intel's PC2700 chipset should actually hit the market in September, but protests from motherboard manufacturers may mean that the PC2700 chipset won't be available until the fourth quarter of 2002. They are not at all enthusiastic about Intel's speed of throwing chipsets on the market.
They hardly have time to design new motherboards, let alone bring them to the user or make a profit with them. In addition, the mainboard market is not developing as the manufacturers thought. Only at the beginning of the year did Intel bring the i845D onto the market, which in turn was replaced by the i845E less than four months later. However, in view of the competition from VIA or SiS, Intel has hardly any time, who have had PC2700 chipsets on the market for a long time and are already working on the new PC3200 chipsets, which are not even standardized.