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

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

Summary: 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.

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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.

Topics: Intel, Hardware, Processors

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  • to little to late

    they are so DEAD because of this - EVERYONE is moving to Linux and ARM!!!
    Ron Bergundy
    • RE: Intel's fixed chipsets to ship as early as next week

      @Ron Bergundy No, they aren't.
      theba5
    • Actually no, they're going back to the 286s and Windows 3.1, because

      that would be all that's needed to do the same things that the ARM processors and Linux (Android) are used for now.
      adornoe