CPU/CHIPSET NEWS

February 14th, 2011, 12:02 PM

Intel Juggles Pricing of LGA 1366 Core i7 Processors in Lieu of Sandy Bridge

With many consumers currently sitting on the fence about whether to wait for the re-release of Sandy Bridge or simply purchase an aging LGA 1366 socket system, Intel has restructured the pricing of its Core i7 LGA 1366 line as well as introducing a new extreme flagship chip. Welcome the new Core i7-990X Extreme Edition behemoth, [...]

February 7th, 2011, 12:48 PM

GIGABYTE Releases Free Tool to Check SATA Connection on Intel Chipset

While customers of Intel 6 series motherboards patiently wait for Intel and manufacturers to ready replacement units, many companies have advised consumers to work around the potential problems by plugging their devices into the available SATA III 6Gbps ports, which are unaffected. Unfortunately for users who have purchased prebuilt systems, or Sandy Bridge notebook users, [...]

February 2nd, 2011, 10:29 AM

MSI Announces Return Procedure for Intel 6 Series Products

MSI Computer Corp., today announced that it has stopped shipments in North America of Sandy Bridge products following Intel’s announcement of a design issue in the recently released Intel® 6 Series chipset. The company is quickly responding to this issue by working with retailers, distributors and channel partners to stop all shipments, MSI is also [...]

February 2nd, 2011, 10:23 AM

GIGABYTE Details Comprehensive Retrieval and Replacement Strategy for Intel Sandy Bridge Products

GIGABYTE TECHNOLOGY has received an official announcement from Intel indicating the Intel 6-Series chipset design error and has implemented a silicon fix. Please see this link for more information: http://www.intel.com/support/chipsets/sb/CS-032263.htm As the No.1 motherboard manufacturer, GIGABYTE will make its best effort to recall boards that were built on the mentioned chipsets from our distributors with minimum disruptions. [...]

February 2nd, 2011, 10:14 AM

Asus Outlines Recovery Plan For Intel 6 Series Sandy Bridge Products [Updated]

Intel on January 31, 2011 announced the detection of a design error in the new Sandy Bridge-based Intel 6 Series support chip, also known as Cougar Point. The shipment of existing Sandy Bridge products has been suspended by Intel , and the production of an updated support chip has commenced. The design error affects only [...]

January 31st, 2011, 1:52 PM

Intel 6 Series Chipset Debacle: Manufacturer and Retailer Responses

Manufacturers, retailers and consumers were blindsided this morning on the revelation that Intel had discovered a design flaw with its Sandy Bridge Chipset. In our ongoing coverage, we have created a single article where we will continue to update consumers on the specific responses from manufacturers and retailers. Before clamoring for a refund or replacement, [...]

January 31st, 2011, 12:46 PM

Intel Provides More Details on the 6 Series Chipset Issues

In followup conference call this morning, Intel further detailed the extent of the Cougar Point chipset issues, hoping to keep consumers informed, and at the same time, put to rest the fears of a major catastrophe. While there is no denying that the issue surrounding the slow degradation of the 6 series chipset is concerning, [...]

January 31st, 2011, 9:44 AM

Design Flaw In Intel 6 Series Chipset Halts Manufacturing and Recalls Imminent

Update: Further Details on Intel’s Response to the 6 Series Chipset Flaw Intel has discovered a major flaw with its new released Sandy Bridge supporting 6 Series chipset, Cougar Point, which includes desktop P67 and H67 boards. The company announced that the issue was related to the SATA degradation, which has the potential to happen [...]

January 27th, 2011, 12:08 PM

ASRock Leaps to Third Largest Motherboard Vendor

Enthusiasts may fondly remember ASRock for their unique and often innovative motherboard products, such as the iconic “Dual” motherboards that combined PCIe/AGP and DDR/DDR2 slots. Interestingly enough, the company appears to produce enough mainstream units to stake a claim as the third largest branded PC  motherboard supplier of 2010. A report by Digitimes, has ASRock [...]

January 25th, 2011, 11:58 AM

MSI Introduces AMD E350IA-E45 Mini-ITX Motherboard

MSI today officially announces the first mainboard Accelerated Processing Unit (APU) powered platform, the MSI E350IA-E45. Powered by an E350 APU with 1.6 GHz dual-core CPU and DirectX 11 Radeon HD6310 graphics, the E350IA-E45 offers all the features you could expect in the ultimate Home Entertainment Platform: excellent Thermal Design and stability thanks to Japanese [...]