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[ZDNet] Intel to resume shipment of flawed Sandy Bridge chipset motherboards...

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Official Title: Intel to resume shipment of flawed Sandy Bridge chipset motherboards - Watch out for potential upgrade headaches

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On January 31, 2011, Intel disclosed a design issue with a support chip, the Intel® 6 Series Chipset that has the potential to impact certain PC system configurations. Intel subsequently initiated extensive discussions with computer makers about this topic. Both Intel and its customers are focused on delivering the highest quality PC systems based on Intel® 2nd Generation Core® Processors. As a result of these discussions and specific requests from computer makers, Intel is resuming shipments of the Intel® 6 Series Chipset for use only in PC system configurations that are not impacted by the design issue.
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Hmmmm....

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Also: Intel's fixed chipsets to ship as early as next week

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A week after Intel announced a design flaw in a support chipset used in its second-generation Intel Core processor, widely known as Sandy Bridge, the company said today that it would resume shipments for use in PCs that are not impacted by the flaw.

Meanwhile, the company said it expects to begin shipping a new version of the chip in mid-February, which could presumably be as early as next week. The company said last week that chipsets with Serial-ATA ports could degrade over time and hurt the performance of hard drives and DVD drives.

The support chip just started shipping on Jan. 9 so the company seems to have corrected the problem before it was widespread. It said that the incident will not changed the company’s first quarter or full-year financial outlook.
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Hope this news & not a repost...
Edited by _GTech - 2/7/11 at 7:15pm
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I'd take one, flawed or not. It's going in an ITX rig using 2 or fewer hard drives anyway Sure, I finally want a Sandy Bridge processor and I can't find a motherboard

Gives me time to sell my parts at least.
    
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I'd take one, flawed or not. Sure, I finally want a Sandy Bridge processor and I can't find a motherboard
I hear that. If I wanted to get all serious about it, I wouldn't be using the built in intel raid anyways, I would get a pci express with ram built into it and dedicated processing or whatever, like those dell ones. Definitely isn't going to impact all that many people, and I think the handing out pci express sata3 controllers is the perfect fix for most people.
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Hmmm. I wonder if people will get special deals for flawed.
     
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To be honest, it wasn't that much of a big deal anyways.
Once again a small thing gets blown way out of proportion!

I would have no hesitiation in buying any of the old affected motherbaords.
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Crossing my fingers for retailers to sell them cheap until the new ones arrive!
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It sounds like they are selling them to Dell, ect. for their systems that won't be affected by the bug... which means newegg will be out of stock until the fixed ones ship.
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It sounds like they are selling them to Dell, ect. for their systems that won't be affected by the bug... which means newegg will be out of stock until the fixed ones ship.
My understanding is that they'll only be going out to OEMs and that we end-user consumers will have to wait, but I'd buy 'em up if I could
    
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I notice that chart was made before Sandy Bridge was released.
And the performance per $ you get from sandy surely dominates your little chart.
$180 ( 2500k ) for a cpu thats more than x2 as fast as a 4 ghz Phenom II x4..
Its pretty clear who the real winner is
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amd is generally cheaper, with acceptable performance. intel is more money, but arguably the best performance parts available for consumers. it really comes down to what you do and how much you want to pay.
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