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    Default Intel Finds Design Flaw in New Sandy Bridge Chipset

    Intel is working to fix a design flaw in its Sandy Bridge chipsets relating to SATA performance


    Intel has just issues a statement regarding its Series 6 (Cougar Point) chipset and a design flaw that has been uncovered. The company reports the following:
    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.
    As Intel notes, the actual Sandy Bridge processor is not affected by this design error, and it stopped shipment of chipsets that are hampered by this SATA performance degradation problem. Intel also states that it will begin shipping "fixed" chipsets towards the end of February to its customers.
    "The systems with the affected support chips have only been shipping since January 9th and the company believes that relatively few consumers are impacted by this issue," stated Intel in the press release. "The only systems sold to an end customer potentially impacted are Second Generation Core i5 and Core i7 quad core based systems.

    This little gaffe is expected to cost Intel $300 million USD.


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    Default Re: Intel Finds Design Flaw in New Sandy Bridge Chipset

    sometimes it is gud to wait b4 buying a new product

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    Default Re: Intel Finds Design Flaw in New Sandy Bridge Chipset

    Quote Originally Posted by [email protected] View Post
    sometimes it is gud to wait b4 buying a new product
    Indeed

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    Default Re: Intel Finds Design Flaw in New Sandy Bridge Chipset

    IMO, wait at least 6 months for a new product. you will never lose. Price will go down and all the probs will be fixed. thanks for the info.

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    Default Re: Intel Finds Design Flaw in New Sandy Bridge Chipset

    Damn, good that I didn't have enough luck to buy a Sandy Bridge CPU before getting this news.

    ...and my 1337 posts...
    Last edited by Dee; February 1st, 2011 at 11:55.

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    Default Re: Intel Finds Design Flaw in New Sandy Bridge Chipset

    Who else thinks the BD market will soon be flooded with these faulty chipsets?

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    Quote Originally Posted by [email protected] View Post
    sometimes it is gud to wait b4 buying a new product
    Quote Originally Posted by codename5302 View Post
    IMO, wait at least 6 months for a new product. you will never lose. Price will go down and all the probs will be fixed. thanks for the info.
    Very true.

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    Default Re: Intel Finds Design Flaw in New Sandy Bridge Chipset

    Quote Originally Posted by orodruinbd View Post
    Who else thinks the BD market will soon be flooded with these faulty chipsets?
    +1. Faulty products will get dumped here. Any1 in bd willing to buy sandy bridge be careful.

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    Default Re: Intel Finds Design Flaw in New Sandy Bridge Chipset

    The PC buying idea is now postponed till April, derp :V

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    Default Re: Intel Finds Design Flaw in New Sandy Bridge Chipset

    Quote Originally Posted by Wintereise View Post
    The PC buying idea is now postponed till April, derp :V
    Still too early

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    Default Re: Intel Finds Design Flaw in New Sandy Bridge Chipset

    Still even after April, how could we become sure that shops are not selling the fatly processor (may be they don't even know about it)? Is there any way to find it out. This is really bad. I didn't expect it from Intel.

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    Default Re: Intel Finds Design Flaw in New Sandy Bridge Chipset

    The abuse of greatness is when it disjoins remorse from power.
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    Default Re: Intel Finds Design Flaw in New Sandy Bridge Chipset

    Quote Originally Posted by pcgamer View Post
    Still even after April, how could we become sure that shops are not selling the fatly processor (may be they don't even know about it)? Is there any way to find it out. This is really bad. I didn't expect it from Intel.
    It's not the processor, it's the chipset <_<;;

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    Default Re: Intel Finds Design Flaw in New Sandy Bridge Chipset

    Thanks CvP

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    Default Re: Intel Finds Design Flaw in New Sandy Bridge Chipset

    It is safe to assume all the p/h 67 boards available in BD is affected at the moment...

    and i think they will release a revision num ber on the chip...and it will be recognizable...:S

    ---------- Post added at 10:20 ---------- Previous post was at 10:12 ----------

    the reason...

    http://www.anandtech.com/show/4143/t...point-sata-bug

    and looks like may be not all boards will have the issue....

    and the 2 sata 6gbps ports are not effected...

    still dont buy any boards.....as BD vendors may not honor the recall...

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    Default Re: Intel Finds Design Flaw in New Sandy Bridge Chipset

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    It's not the processor, it's the chipset <_<;;
    It was my mistake. I just think whether I should tell my friend (who has a i5 Sandy Bridge) about the news. Probably he won't believe it or become very depressed. Did Binary Logic has the policy the replace motherbords based on news or they replaced it after getting the fault? It might also hard to prove the fault.

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    Default Re: Intel Finds Design Flaw in New Sandy Bridge Chipset

    tell him to use the 6gig ports....as the 3gig ports will degrade over time...and after sometime(couple of months to years) will die...

    and if it dies in 3 yrs....you will get full warranty....

    just tell your friend to document the things happening with intel...and ask binary logic now....that as the new boards come they will provide a replacement...

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    Default Re: Intel Finds Design Flaw in New Sandy Bridge Chipset

    im already using Gigabyte H67MA-D2H ultra durable mobo with my i5 2400....still cant recognize anything...

    @AVAS bro where is the 6 gig port........

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    Default Re: Intel Finds Design Flaw in New Sandy Bridge Chipset

    Binary Logic's an official Intel Partner, if they want to keep that partnership, they'll have to honor the callback.

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