Originally Posted by BigCactus
Because it hasn't been "debunked."
The hardware level DRM is built in every SB chip...yes, desktop processors too...not just laptop processors.
And the title of the thread is Sandy bridge contains hardware level DRM and killswitch...which it does.
Nothing has been debunked.
Remember Intel also came out and said this is not DRM. They say it's "Intel Insider" and not "DRM" which is hilarious! DRM by definition, is exactly what "Intel Insider" is! I find that Intel lost a lot of trust and credibility in this regard by trying to hide that fact.
By debunked I was talking about your seemingly scaremongering statements.
This issues is seemingly fully resolved and debunked(in the sense that it has been shown that the hardware level DRM and killswitch have little to no effect on any user on this forum or nearly any intel customer and if it does it only adds an extra level of protection, for example with the killswitch)
The killswitch is only enabled on laptops. The killswitch is simply an added level of protection for the user if their laptop gets stolen.
From what I understand the DRM is only active with onboard graphics and a specific motherboard(please correct me if I have this wrong).
All of the pounds have been gone over on this
thread, IMHO there is no real reason for this thread to go on unless you have any evidence to the contrary of the pounds made in the thread I linked you to.