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Old 02-01-2011, 01:49 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Default Intels discovers flaw in Sandy Bridge cipsets

As part of ongoing quality assurance, Intel Corporation has discovered a design issue in a recently released support chip, the Intel® 6 Series, code-named Cougar Point, and has implemented a silicon fix. In some cases, the Serial-ATA (SATA) ports within the chipsets may degrade over time, potentially impacting the performance or functionality of SATA-linked devices such as hard disk drives and DVD-drives. The chipset is utilized in PCs with Intel’s latest Second Generation Intel Core processors, code-named Sandy Bridge. Intel has stopped shipment of the affected support chip from its factories. Intel has corrected the design issue, and has begun manufacturing a new version of the support chip which will resolve the issue. The Sandy Bridge microprocessor is unaffected and no other products are affected by this issue.

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This ain't going to be pretty. It seems that Intel has discovered a problem in the "6-series “Cougar Point” chipsets, including H67 and P67 [source]."

So... how big is this problem? Intel says that they have shipped 8 million chipsets so far, but few consumers have them [source]." Oh, really? not from what I have seen within the enthusiast communities (like here).

It looks like all Intel will have to replace ALL "Sandy-Bridge-based motherboards, laptops, and pre-built PCs currently on store shelves or already in the hands of consumers [source]."

Seems like I remember Intel kicking AMD when AMD was down due to the errata bug way back when. I wonder if AMD will return the favor this time around? Or will the $1 billion price tag [source] be enough this time around?

It looks like we will have to wait and see, folks.

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