Recently, Intel announced that there is a problem with the Cougar Point chipset family that is effecting SATA 3 Gb/s ports, which eventually can lead to their degradation. What this means is that over time SATA linked devices such as hard disks and DVD-drives would lose functionality when connected to these chipsets. If you purchased a P67, or H67 motherboard previous to this announcement, then you have an effected motherboard. Intel has said that this problem would be activated through temperature and voltage over time, and is estimated to effect approximately 5% of systems over a three year period. Intel has said that this will cost the company around $700 million in profit loss and replacement/repair costs.
Posts Tagged: Intel Sandy Bridge
Finally the Sandy Bridge Socket 1155 Platform has been officially released, which is very exciting news for any computer enthusiast or user. The initial results are spewing all around the net, and they seem to be very good according to sites like Tom’s Hardware – The Sandy Bridge Review, bit-tec – Intel Sandy Bridge Review, and AnandTech – The Sandy Bridge Review: Intel Core i7-2600K, i5-2500K and Core i3-2100 Tested. I’m hoping to put together a bunch of builds / integrate the new Sandy Bridge processors into my previous builds as soon as I can, but until then you can check out what’s available for you to purchase below.
Earlier this month it has been said that the new Intel Sandy Bridge processor line had been spotted at several retailers in Malasia according to Cheapree at Lowyat.net. Apparently the new Sandy Bridge processors were seen on Compuzones facebook page (like the screenshot seen below). The Sandy Bridge processors are officially supposed to be released at the Consumer Electronic Show in Las Vegas (CES 2011). I don’t really know what the deal is, but seems pretty hoax like to me, so think as you will. If these rumors or observations are true, it sure would be nice to see some early benchmarks right?