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I don't believe so. Sure they may lose some SB customers but they'll probably just buy a different intel platform. I have an i5-2500k and I was mad when I first read about it but then after finding out I can just switch over to the sata 3 ports until the new mobos come, it stopped bothering me. Yea I'll have to take it apart in a couple months but at least I get a new mobo. Might even be better than the one I currently have. I think the only way it would hurt is if Bulldozer releases soon.
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Ivy Bridge schedule is unaffected by this. This is actually a very minor problem to fix in the chipset, and there is a good workaround in place. The hype/hysteria over it is amazing.
It's like the iPhone 4 antenna problem. Most the people bashing the 1155 don't even own one. All these people start bashing apple when the problem was so small, except in Intels case is that they are the ones that actuall came forward and took the initiative.
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I dont see anything wrong with what happened, they caught it and are fixing it. I doubt anyone on here will even see the issue before the new boards roll out. As for me this was a great upgrade from a phenom 2x4. People on OCN blow things out of proportion way to much.
 
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I think the only way it would hurt is if Bulldozer releases soon.
Soon as in this month!

However, there are many people who won't touch an AMD processor no matter how good it is.
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Ivy Bridge schedule is unaffected by this. This is actually a very minor problem to fix in the chipset, and there is a good workaround in place. The hype/hysteria over it is amazing.
True, but I wouldn't call millions of recalled orders and the yanking of i7 products on several different reputable vendors all hype and hysteria.

Thats a big deal from a business standpoint.

It's going to mark Intel's image a little, but my question is has it made it look bad enough that even if the P67 fixes are swift, most people will look to the next thing?

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People on OCN blow things out of proportion way to much.
http://www.tomshardware.com/news/san...set,12122.html

http://www.tomshardware.com/news/san...und,12119.html

Newegg has pulled all i7 Sandy Bridge CPU's.
Are they blowing things out of proportion by protecting themselves from future hassles?
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Thats a big deal from a business standpoint.
From a business standpoint, everything is relative. Have you seen intel's revenue and profit numbers lately? $1B is nothing to them whatsoever and they will write all this off for a nice tax break. They lost some face by this happening, no question, but they are dealing with the problem in a very transparent (and in my opinion exceptional) manner.
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I dont see anything wrong with what happened, they caught it and are fixing it. I doubt anyone on here will even see the issue before the new boards roll out. As for me this was a great upgrade from a phenom 2x4. People on OCN blow things out of proportion way to much.

It wasn't just OCN, every forum I went to was bashing sandy bridge like it was a complete flop when the problem was minor. There hasn't even been a report yet of anybody experiencing the problem.
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They lost some face by this happening, no question, but they are dealing with the problem in a very transparent (and in my opinion exceptional) manner.
Agreed.
They are admitting they have an issue and are addressing it head on.
But to be fair, it was the only smart choice they had... it was too large to try and hide.

Is it a real big deal? No.
Will it affect the rest of Intel's releases this year from a consumer standpoint?
I think so.
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From a business standpoint, everything is relative. Have you seen intel's revenue and profit numbers lately? $1B is nothing to them whatsoever and they will write all this off for a nice tax break. They lost some face by this happening, no question, but they are dealing with the problem in a very transparent (and in my opinion exceptional) manner.
$1 billion mistake is still a $1 billion mistake.
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i think intel could have just sat quiet. From what i read it was suppose to take about 3 years of "normal" use until this issue would pop up. Intel could have stayed quiet and let all the warranties expire. As for having to take my system apart to swap motherboards? is this really a hassle doesn't everyone with top tier systems dismount and clean them, or does everyone have lab quality air filtration? I take my system apart every 4 months anyway. at least this time it will be a new motherboard that goes in. i think the p67 isn't a flop. the chipsets are very nice upgrades from the p55. People comparing this socket/chipset with 1366 are not exactly comparing apples to apples. I think that current 2500k/2600k are direct successors to the 665k and the 865k.

just look at the prices. 2500k $230, 655k $200.
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