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Old 31st January 2011
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Default Intel finds flaw in Sandy Bridge chipset

From http://www.theregister.co.uk/2011/01..._chipset_flaw/

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Chip giant Intel was ecstatic about the rollout of the Sandy Bridge Core family of chips for desktops and laptops and is prepping for single-socket servers and workstations next month based on the Xeon variants of these chips. But the discovery of a bug in the Intel 6 Cougar Point chipset announced this morning just threw a spanner in the rollout of these CPUs.

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"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 Intel statement read.
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This sucks

Here is some more info:
http://www.anandtech.com/show/4143/t...point-sata-bug
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A billion dollar error...will AMD ever catch up?
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I use AMD, it's all I buy.. I do own some older (<= P3) class Intel machine, but I'd never spend any money on it.

AMD doesn't need to catch up, they're doing fine.
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A billion dollar error...will AMD ever catch up?
Have You heard about AMD Fusion (Bobcat/Zecate) and the Bulldozer?
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I bet there was a big party at AMD. Perhaps even a "thank you" mail to Intel.
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