Intel to ship fixed Sandy Bridge chipsets

The company will resume shipments of its second-generation Intel Core processor, just a week after it found a design flaw that hurts performance

A week after Intel announced a design flaw in a support chipset used in its second-generation Intel Core processor, known as Sandy Bridge, the company said on Monday 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 9 January 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.

This ZDNet UK-selected story originally appeared as Intel's fixed chipsets to ship as early as next week on

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