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runlinux 01-31-2011 09:29 AM

Intel finds Sandy Bridge chipset design flaw, shipments stopped and recalls beginning
 
A problem requiring a "silicon fix" is bad news in the chipset business, and sadly that's what Intel is announcing. Its new Intel 6 Series chipset, Cougar Point, has been found to have a flaw, something to do with the SATA controller. Intel is indicating that the ports can "degrade over time," leading to poor i/o performance down the road. All shipments have been stopped and a fix has been implemented for new deliveries, but it sounds like recalls will be starting soon for those with this ticking time bomb silicon within. It isn't a critical problem right now, though, so if you own a Sandy Bridge Core i5 or Core i7 system keep computing with confidence while looking for a recall notice, but it is bad news for Intel's bottom line: the company is advising a $300 million hit to revenue.
http://www.engadget.com/2011/01/31/i...ments-stopped/


More info: Here and Here

Spartacus 01-31-2011 09:32 AM

That sucks, makes me glad I'm not in a big hurry to do my new build.

Deluded 01-31-2011 09:34 AM

If you read the press statement, apparently this is a problem with Intel mobile sandybridge, not desktop.

dolshina 01-31-2011 10:18 AM

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Originally Posted by Deluded (Post 3844149)
If you read the press statement, apparently this is a problem with Intel mobile sandybridge, not desktop.


But it could spread like a plague, ha! :lol

Best news for AMD, and AMD fans in years. They should roll out Bulldozer now and get the best press possible.

mimart7 01-31-2011 11:01 AM

We still have at least 2 more months before Bulldozer is released. Intel's stock is taking a beating, and AMD is up. Investors will quickly forget about this problem soon, and it will be business as usual.

dolshina 01-31-2011 11:10 AM

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Originally Posted by mimart7 (Post 3844173)
... Investors will quickly forget about this problem soon, and it will be business as usual.

+1^

The Market over reacts to everything. Always has, always will.

ironman28 01-31-2011 11:56 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Deluded (Post 3844149)
If you read the press statement, apparently this is a problem with Intel mobile sandybridge, not desktop.

There's nothing in the press statement that identifies mobile platforms as solely having the problem. But regardless, the problem is with the chipset, not the actual microprocessor. Still, nice QC Intel!

http://newsroom.intel.com/community/...nting-solution

prudhomb 01-31-2011 12:21 PM

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Originally Posted by ironman28 (Post 3844203)
There's nothing in the press statement that identifies mobile platforms as solely having the problem. But regardless, the problem is with the chipset, not the actual microprocessor. Still, nice QC Intel!

http://newsroom.intel.com/community/...nting-solution


so is the problem with the cpu or the mobo?

the egg still has both for sale on the website

mimart7 01-31-2011 12:31 PM

Here's an analysis of the problem by Anand Tech, http://www.anandtech.com/show/4142/i...-begins-recall

SwiftSnipeR 01-31-2011 12:33 PM

That does suck alot of u guys have been waiting for sandybridge but ill allways be a amd fanboy

runlinux 01-31-2011 12:43 PM

gar... i just bought my notebook on friday.

Now, do i sit on it and wait, or just return it and keep the cash?

mimart7 01-31-2011 12:59 PM

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Originally Posted by runlinux (Post 3844238)
gar... i just bought my notebook on friday.

Now, do i sit on it and wait, or just return it and keep the cash?

I'd check with the place of purchase, and see how they want to handle it. You have a limited time for a refund. If it were me, I'd return it, and wait to purchase again.

krone6 01-31-2011 01:05 PM

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Originally Posted by runlinux (Post 3844238)
gar... i just bought my notebook on friday.

Now, do i sit on it and wait, or just return it and keep the cash?

If i were you i'd send it to krone for "experimentations." :lol

kwiksilver 01-31-2011 02:00 PM

Seriously?! What the fcck intel?

Not cool :shun:

travy25 01-31-2011 02:40 PM

Wow, the sata failure is a pretty significant issue too. I wonder how this will impact rig down time for a lot of people.

Macro9 01-31-2011 04:46 PM

My brother just called me from Microcenter asking me questions about Sandy Bridge chips because he was going to build a new system.

I told him the news and he wasn't happy about it. He said they pulled all the P67 boards but were still selling the ones running H67 chipsets.

Hope it doesn't take too long to get this worked out.

SlaveOnDope 01-31-2011 04:51 PM

Sure is something to come home to. Well, this keeps a few dollars in my pocket for awhile longer and may lead to a full out bulldozer build if it impresses.

AnomalouS 01-31-2011 05:49 PM

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Originally Posted by prudhomb (Post 3844214)
so is the problem with the cpu or the mobo?

the egg still has both for sale on the website


1155 sockets no longer available on the EGG as of right now.
Chips and mobos both removed.


Quote:

We have found 0 items that match "2600k".
From: www.anandtech.com

Clone of 501 01-31-2011 05:54 PM

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Originally Posted by dolshina (Post 3844178)
+1^

The Market over reacts to everything. Always has, always will.

Wait until it bites $300 million into their net revenue this quarter. The investors will howl about it.

krone6 01-31-2011 05:59 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Clone of 501 (Post 3844417)
Wait until it bites $300 million into their net revenue this quarter. The investors will howl about it.

:lol:lol:lol:lol You mean that line will go even FARTHER down?!:lol:lol


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